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|Description:||xxii, 696 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.|
|Contents:||List of illustrations; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Author's note; 8. Introduction; 9. The Ju Chia (Confucians) and Confucianism; 10. The Tao Chia (Taoists) and Taoism; 11. The Mo Chia (Mohists) and the Ming Chia (Logicians); 12. The fundamental ideas of Chinese science; 14. The Pseudo-Sciences and the sceptical tradition; 15. Buddhist thought; 16. Chin and Thang Taoists, and Sung Neo-Confucians; 17. Sung and Ming idealists, and the last great figures of indigenous naturalism; 18. Human law and the laws of nature in China and the West; Bibliographies; General index.|
|Series Title:||Zhongguo zhi ke xue yu wen ming, v. 2.|
|Responsibility:||by Joseph Needham ; with the research assistance of Wang Ling.|
"[An] astonishing and enduring study...[Needham brings] depth of emotion and technical finesse to his task." Jonathan Spence, New York Review of Books "Perhaps the greatest single act of historical