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Wang, Ling 1917-1994

Overview
Works: 77 works in 302 publications in 4 languages and 3,793 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Other, Publishing director, Contributor, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Researcher
Classifications: DS721, 509.51
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ling Wang
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
69 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For contents, see Author Catalog
Clerks and craftsmen in China and the west: lectures and addresses on the history of science and technology by Joseph Needham( Book )
8 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heavenly clockwork; the great astronomical clocks of medieval China by Joseph Needham( Book )
20 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A reissue with a new foreword and supplement, of a modern classic published in 1960. The invention of the mechanical clock was one of the most important turning points in the history of science and technology. This study revealed six centuries of mechanical clockwork preceding the first mechanical escapement clocks of the West of about AD 1300. Detailed and fully illustrated accounts of elaborate Chinese clocks are accompanied by a discussion of the social context of the Chinese inventions and an assessment of their possible transmission to medieval Europe. For this revised edition, Dr Joseph Needham has contributed a new foreword on recent research and perceptions. In a supplement John H. Combridge details a modern reconstruction of Su Sung's timekeeping device, which together with textual studies modifies our understanding of this important early technology."--Publisher's information
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
26 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
18 editions published between 1954 and 1991 in English and French and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
12 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilization in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
17 editions published between 1954 and 1988 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text by Joseph Needham( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in Italian and Chinese and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Needham's Science and Civilisation in China is a monumental piece of scholarship which breaks new ground in presenting to the Western reader a detailed and coherent account of the development of science, technology and medicine in China from the earliest times until the advent of the Jesuits and the beginnings of modern science in the late seventeenth century. It is a vast work, necessarily more suited to the scholar and research worker than the general reader. This paperback version, abridged and re-written by Colin Ronan, makes this extremely important study accessible to a wider public. The present book covers the material treated in volumes I and II of Dr Needham's original work. The reader is introduced to the country of China, its history, geography and language, and an account is given of how scientific knowledge travelled between China and Europe. The major part of the book is then devoted to the history of scientific thought in China itself. Beginning with ancient times, it describes the milieu in which arose the schools of the Confucians, Taoists, Mohists, Logicians and Legalists. We are thus brought on to the fundamental ideas which dominated scientific thinking in the Chinese Middle Ages, to the doctrines of the Two Forces (Yin and Yang) and the Five Elements (wu hsing), to the impact of the sceptical tradition and Buddhist and Neo-Confucian thought.--Publisher description
Zhongguo huang tu = Loess in China by Yongyan Wang( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in Chinese and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
7 editions published between 1965 and 1991 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( )
in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilisation in China. Chemistry and chemical technology. Part 2 by Joseph Needham( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilization in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mechanical engineering by Joseph Needham( Book )
5 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yan mo, li mo, sha mo, huang tu = Rock desert, gravel desert, sand desert, loess ( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in Chinese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introductory orientations by Joseph Needham( Book )
7 editions published between 1954 and 1988 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chemistry and chemical technology by Joseph Needham( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ling Wang
Wang Ching-ning
Wang, Ching-ning 1917-1994
Wang, Jingning 1917-1994
Wang Ling
Wang Ling (Historian) (historian)
王凌.
王铃 1917-1994
王静宁 1917-1994
Languages
English (201)
Chinese (9)
Italian (7)
French (1)
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