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American science and modern China, 1876-1936

Author: Peter Buck
Publisher: Cambridge; New York Cambridge University Press 1980
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This essay in comparative history focuses on the transmission of scientific ideas and organizations from the United States to China.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Buck
ISBN: 0521227445 9780521227445
OCLC Number: 251573423
Notes: Includes index
Description: ix, 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: orienting American science; 2. Social diseases and contagious disorders: missionary science and medical missionaries; 3. 'To do their best for their country': the China Medical Board and the Boxer indemnity fellowship program; 4. Science and revolution: China in 1911; 5. 'Science as a vocation': social diversity and scientific specialties; 6. Modernization and its discontents: the scientific method in China and America; 7. 'A sphere of influence in beneficence': American science and modern China; Backwardness and dependence; Tragedy and farce; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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