By Yongxiang Lu
A background of chinese language technological know-how and Technology (Volumes 1, 2 & three) offers forty four person lectures, starting with historical chinese language technology and expertise within the strategy of Human Civilizations and an outline of chinese language technological know-how and know-how, and carrying on with with in-depth discussions of numerous concerns within the heritage of technological know-how and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with issues on Astronomy, mathematics, Agriculture and medication, The 4 nice innovations, and diverse technological parts heavily concerning garments, nutrition, protect and transportation.
This publication is the main authoritative paintings at the background of chinese language technology and know-how. it's the Winner of the China publication Award, the Shanghai publication Award (1st prize), and the Classical China foreign Publishing venture (GAPP, normal management of Press and e-book of China) and gives an important source for educational researchers and non-experts alike.
It originated with a sequence of forty four lectures offered to best chinese language leaders, which acquired very confident suggestions. Written via best chinese language students of their respective fields from the Institute for the historical past of common Sciences, chinese language Academy of Sciences and lots of different revered chinese language businesses, the ebook is meant for scientists, researchers and postgraduate scholars operating within the background of technology, philosophy of technological know-how and know-how, and comparable disciplines. Yongxiang Lu is a professor, former president and member of the chinese language Academy of Sciences (CAS) and chinese language Academy of Engineering (CAE), and vice president of the nationwide Congress of China.
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3 Among the rest schools of thought, some followed the technical path and evolved into expertise; some were exploited by politicians and rulers and evolved into trickery; some became too abstruse and suffered from lack of successors; some became desultory and deviated from social reality. In the early years of Western Han Dynasty, Emperor Wu of Han adopted the recommendations of Dong Zhongshu “to abandon hundred schools thoughts and uphold Confucianism” to form the isomorph of ideological and political unification.
This evolution in thought exerted considerable influence on the psychological personality of intellectuals. The style and features of Wei and Jin Dynasties are actually a rebellion against the rite system and moral norms developed since the Qin and Han Dynasties. While ideological emancipation emerging as the times require heralded an era of prosperity for academic research in China, academic research of the period took on a new atmosphere. Diversion in the rite system led to improved consciousness of the self, and utilitarianism lost its position as the domineering criterion for value judgment.
The early rulers of the Yuan Dynasty followed the precedent of the Song Dynasty to implement national plans, the famous are as exemplified by the calendar editing, land surveying, water conservancy, and shipping projects led by GuoShouJing. This is the peak of ancient Chinese science and technology, and there are some representative monographs and leading academics, with the “Four Masters” most typical. , Zhao Mengfu Huang Kung-wang, Wang Meng, and Wu Zhen. This period is one of relative obscurity for the Western civilization and strong influence for the Islamic civilization.
A History of Chinese Science and Technology: Volume 1 by Yongxiang Lu