Historical Dictionary Of Science And Technology In Modern China by Lawrence R. SullivanHistorical Dictionary Of Science And Technology In Modern China by Lawrence R. Sullivan

Historical Dictionary Of Science And Technology In Modern China

byLawrence R. Sullivan, Nancy Y. Liu

Hardcover | March 19, 2015

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The Historical Dictionary of Science and Technology in Modern China provides the most up-to-date information on science and technology in China from the late nineteenth century to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introduction, an extensive bibliography and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries including major scientific and technological fields, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, green technology, mathematics, medical research, oceanography, and physics and their many sub-fields. Also included are entries on the many western scholars and educators, such as the British scientist and historian of "science and civilization" in China Dr. Joseph Needham and the American missionary and educator Gist Gee, who spent much of their careers dedicated to the transformation of China into a modern society based on science and technology. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the science and technology in China.
Lawrence R. Sullivan is professor of political science at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, and a research associate at the East Asian Institute of Columbia University in New York City. He is the author of several works including Leadership and Authority in China: 1895-1976 (Lexington Books, 2012), Historical Dictionary of t...
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of Science And Technology In Modern ChinaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:626 pages, 9.27 × 6.38 × 1.96 inPublished:March 19, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810878542

ISBN - 13:9780810878549

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China has made tremendous advances in scientific research and technological innovation as it has emerged as the world's second-largest economy.  In this first historical dictionary to focus on the topic, Sullivan and Liu compile an impressive amount of current information on the rapid development of science and technology in modern China.  The volume offers acronyms and abbreviations, a detailed chronology with emphasis on the late 19th century to the present, an informative introduction, over 700 dictionary entries, four appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.  Key terms having separate entries are bolded, and post-1949 Hanyu Pinyin spellings are preferred, although earlier systems are also employed, as noted.  The main body of the dictionary contains entries on major branches of science, outstanding universities and research centers, the role of the Chinese Communist Party and policy-making bodies, and biographical entries on prominent Chinese scientists and Westerners who contributed broadly in transforming China into a modern society.  Scientists who suffered during the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) are highlighted for their extraordinary achievements and contributions.  The dictionary serves as an excellent reference tool for students, scholars, and anyone wishing to learn more about science and technology in China today. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All libraries, all levels.