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The Shorter Science and . .has been added to your Cart. But it allows us to go through Chinese thought over the centuries. We get to see how China was affected by its many dynasties and how different groups influenced how technology and knowledge was interpreted.

The Shorter Science and . Overall, I just found it to be a great overview with lots of good information explaining why the Chinese would think about things in a certain way, and how this system made internal sense. Definitely would recommend, if you would like to know more about Chinese thought pertaining to science before the Jesuits visited China.

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Volume 115 Issue 1 - Christopher Cullen. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text. Chenglin Wang. The correct affiliation details are given below. The Chinese translation of the original book, which was published in 1997, by anthropologist Li Jin (People's Renmin University and University of Michigan).

Needham was a well-respected scientist before undertaking this encyclopedia and was even responsible for the "S" in UNESCO. They deal with the history of science and technology in China. To date there have been seven volumes in twenty-seven books. Those interested in the development of technology and science have found much to profit them in Joseph Needham's monumental history of science in China. Series: Shorter Science and Civilisation in China. Hardcover: 352 pages.

Colin A. Ronan (London, 4 June 1920 – 1 June 1995) was a British author and specialist in the history and philosophy of science

Details (if other): Cancel. Colin A. Ronan (London, 4 June 1920 – 1 June 1995) was a British author and specialist in the history and philosophy of science. He was educated at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire and served in the British Army from 1940–1946, achieving the rank of major. After the war he obtained a BSc in Astronomy, and then took an administrative post at the secretariat of The Royal Society.

In the second volume of his abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text, Colin Ronan looks in detail at the early .

In the second volume of his abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text, Colin Ronan looks in detail at the early Chinese contributions to various sciences. The first section deals with mathematics, and it is shown that the Chinese works were comparable with the pre-Renaissance achievements of the old world. Volume 2 closes with a description of some aspects of Chinese physics, including their predilection for the wave theory as opposed to particles, metrology, statics, hydrostatics, heat, light and sound.

The present book covers the material treated in volumes I and II of Dr Needham's original work. The major part of the book is then devoted to the history of scientific thought in China itself.

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volume condensation The Shorter Science and Civilisation: An abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text, between 1980 and his death in 1995. Colin Ronan (1980–95). The Shorter Science and Civilisation. Cambridge University Press. Conklin, Groff (March 1955). These volumes cover: China and Chinese science. Mathematics, astronomy, meteorology and the earth sciences.

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In the second volume of his abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text, Colin Ronan looks in detail at the early Chinese contributions to various sciences. The first section deals with mathematics, and it is shown that the Chinese works were comparable with the pre-Renaissance achievements of the old world. This account is written with the non-mathematician in mind. The text is next concerned with the sciences of astronomy and meteorology, followed by the Earth sciences: geography, cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Volume 2 closes with a description of some aspects of Chinese physics, including their predilection for the wave theory as opposed to particles, metrology, statics, hydrostatics, heat, light and sound.

Comments: (3)

Hellstaff
There is nothing else to say but this is the only way to enjoy to an extent the work of J. Needham and his friends, without spending a considerable sum for the complete issue. I wish, the "Shorter Science" would be continued but I think this is unlikely to happen. If you can lay these days your hands on the "Shorter Science" issues I propose to get it.
Siratius
An enjoyable read that nicely summarizes Chinese history and then gives a good overview of how the Chinese conceptualized "science". I use "science" here only because science didn't really come into existence until the 1600-1700s (and it's debatable if even that is the same as science of today in many ways), but I will use just plain science, since we usually know what is meant by it [an approach to understanding things through mainly empirical methods] before the Scientific Revolution.

There are a couple of times where I feel like Chinese discoveries are a bit hyped up [for example, blood circulation, which was not really discovered until Harvey with Chinese claims to it being more about flow of qi], but for the most part this is not a problem, as the Chinese have so many impressive true discoveries [paper, silk, tea, printing, magnetic compass] and there isn't too much over-hyping (only a couple of instances, and I would consider these instances simply making the Chinese achievements seem a bit more impressive than they seem).

The main question seems to be why didn't China have the Scientific revolution. This is an interesting framing device for me, although I'm not sure the question is meaningful. But it allows us to go through Chinese thought over the centuries. We get to see how China was affected by its many dynasties and how different groups influenced how technology and knowledge was interpreted.

Overall, I just found it to be a great overview with lots of good information explaining why the Chinese would think about things in a certain way, and how this system made internal sense.

Definitely would recommend, if you would like to know more about Chinese thought pertaining to science before the Jesuits visited China.
Connorise
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The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 2 download epub
Engineering
Author: Colin A. Ronan
ISBN: 0521315360
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 13, 1985)
Pages: 472 pages