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The man who loved China : Joseph Needham and the making of a masterpiece

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the mid-twentieth-century scientist and adventurer traces his British government mission to China, his love affair with visiting student Lu Gwei-Djen, and his pivotal influence on the Western world's understanding of China's culture and history.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Joseph Needham; Joseph Needham
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester
ISBN: 9780060884598 0060884592
OCLC Number: 762172198
Description: xii, 316 pages : illustrations
Responsibility: Simon Winchester.

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A portrait of the mid-twentieth-century scientist and adventurer traces his British government mission to China, his love affair with visiting student Lu Gwei-Djen, and his pivotal influence on the Western world's understanding of China's culture and history.

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