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A background of chinese language technological know-how and expertise (Volumes 1, 2 & three) provides forty four person lectures, starting with old chinese language technological know-how and know-how within the technique of Human Civilizations and an summary of chinese language technology and know-how, and carrying on with with in-depth discussions of a number of matters within the historical past of technology and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with themes on Astronomy, mathematics, Agriculture and drugs, The 4 nice innovations, and numerous technological components heavily relating to garments, foodstuff, take care of and transportation.
This ebook is the main authoritative paintings at the historical past of chinese language technological know-how and know-how. it's the Winner of the China e-book Award, the Shanghai e-book Award (1st prize), and the Classical China foreign Publishing undertaking (GAPP, basic management of Press and e-book of China) and gives an important source for tutorial researchers and non-experts alike.

It originated with a chain of forty four lectures offered to most sensible chinese language leaders, which acquired very optimistic suggestions. Written by way of best chinese language students of their respective fields from the Institute for the historical past of common Sciences, chinese language Academy of Sciences and plenty of different revered chinese language companies, the ebook is meant for scientists, researchers and postgraduate scholars operating within the background of technology, philosophy of technology and know-how, and comparable disciplines. Yongxiang Lu is a professor, former president and member of the chinese language Academy of Sciences (CAS) and chinese language Academy of Engineering (CAE), and vp of the nationwide Congress of China.

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