By edited by Jing Tsu and Benjamin A. Elman.
The 1st of its type, this number of serious essays opens up new venues within the comparative examine of technology and tradition via targeting the formative many years of recent China within the past due 19th and primary half the 20th century. It presents a wide-ranging exam of the cultural and highbrow background of technological know-how and expertise in smooth China.From anti-imperialism to the expertise of Chinese writing, the commodification of novelties to the increase of the fashionable expert scientist, new lexica and appropriations of the previous, the individuals map out a transregional and international circuitry of contemporary wisdom and useful knowledge, nationalism and the amalgamation of latest social practices. Read more...
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Increasingly, the claim that Western learning derived from ancient China was unacceptable. In the revival of traditional positions after the SinoJapanese War, which represented the third stage of the Chinese-origins argument, younger literati perceived a latent conservatism that obstructed the introduction of modern science and technology rather than facilitated it. Hence, those students who studied abroad after 1895 began to question the use of investigating things and extending knowledge (gezhi) as a traditional trope of learning to accommodate modern science.
He recommended 339 works in medicine and 380 works in the sciences (lixue 理學), which now replaced as reference sources the formerly popular prize essays from the 1894 Shanghai Polytechnic essay competition. 21 As a publicist while in exile in Japan, Liang Qichao translated Japanese materials into Chinese at a fast clip. In addition to his antiquarian interests, Luo Zhenyu (1866–1940), for example, published the Agricultural Journal (Nongxue bao 農學報) from 1897 to 1906 in 315 issues. The articles were mainly drawn from Japanese sources on science and technology.
Ding 1972, vol. 2, 551–574. For African and Indian critiques, see Adas 2004. Liang 1972, vol. 7, 10–12. See also Chow 1960, 327–329; and Grieder 1970, 129–135. Toward A History Of Modern Science In Republican China 35 Amelung, Iwo 2004. , Mapping Meanings: The Field of New Learning in Late Qing China. Leiden: E. J. Brill 381–422. Anderson, Warwick 1996. “Immunities of Empire: Race, Disease, and the New Tropical Medicine 1900–1920,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 70, 1: 94–118. Andrews, Bridie 1994.
Science and technology in modern China, 1880s-1940s by edited by Jing Tsu and Benjamin A. Elman.