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China and Albert Einstein : the reception of the physicist and his theory in China 1917-1979

Author: Danian Hu
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005.
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Annotation China and Albert Einstein is the first extensive study in English or Chinese of China's reception of the celebrated physicist and his theory of relativity. Tracing the influence of Jesuit missionaries in the seventeenth century and Western missionaries and educators in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as they introduced key concepts of Western physical science and paved the way for Einstein's  Read more...
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History
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Hu, Danian, 1962-
China and Albert Einstein.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004059690
(OCoLC)56632509
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Danian Hu
ISBN: 9780674038882 0674038886 9780674015388 067401538X
OCLC Number: 435542250
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 257 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Western physics comes to China --
China embraces the theory of relativity --
Six pioneers of relativity --
From eminent physicist to the "poor philosopher" --
Einstein: a hero reborn from the criticism.
Responsibility: Danian Hu.
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