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A cultural history of modern science in China

Author: Benjamin A Elman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.
Series: New histories of science, technology, and medicine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a retelling of the story of the Jesuit impact on late imperial China, circa 1600-1800, and the Protestant era in early modern China from the 1840s to 1900. This book also gives an account of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin A Elman
ISBN: 0674023064 9780674023062 9780674030428 0674030427
OCLC Number: 64427571
Description: xii, 308 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Jesuit legacy --
Recovering the Chinese classics --
The rise of Imperial Chinese manufacturing and trade --
Science and the Protestant mission --
From textbooks to Darwin: modern science arrives --
Government arsenals spur new technologies --
The displacement of traditional Chinese science and medicine --
Appendixes.
Series Title: New histories of science, technology, and medicine.
Responsibility: Benjamin A. Elman.
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Elman shows that progress in Chinese science continued after 1600, as it absorbed new ideas from the West, and, for him, China's nineteenth-century failure to respond adequately to Western incursions Read more...

 
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