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On their own terms : science in China, 1550-1900
AuthorElman, Benjamin A., 1946-
Pub. LocationCambridge, MAPublisherHarvard University Press
Date2005Phys. Desc.xxxviii, 567 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.+ pdf
LocationDigital Archives, and Hallway CasesCall NumberQ127.C5 E48 2005
On their own terms : science in China, 1550-1900 / Benjamin A. Elman.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 527-540) and index.

Chinese dynasties -- I. Introduction. Prologue ; Ming classification on the eve of Jesuit contact -- II. Natural studies and the Jesuits. The Late Ming calendar crisis and Gregorian reform ; Sino-Jesuit accommodations during the seventeenth century ; The limits of Western learning in the early eighteenth century ; The Jesuit role as experts in high Qing cartography and technology -- III. Evidential research and natural studies. Evidential research and the restoration of ancient learning ; Seeking the truth and high Qing mathematics -- IV. Modern science and the Protestants. Protestants, education, and modern science to 1880 ; The construction of modern science in late Qing China -- V. Qing reformism and modern science. Government arsenals, science, and technology in China after 1860 ; Displacement of traditional Chinese science and medicine in the twentieth century -- Appendixes. Tang mathematical classics ; Some translations of chemistry, 1855-1873 ; Science outline series, 1882-1898 ; Partial chronological list of arsenals, etc., in China, 1861-1892 ; Table of contents for the 1886 Primers for science studies (Gezhi qimeng) ; Twenty-three fields of the sciences in the 1886 Primers for science studies ; Science compendia published in China from 1877 to 1903.

Also in digital pdf format: [Elman-ScienceChina.pdf]

Subject(s)Science--China--History--16th century
Science--China--History--17th century
Science--China--History--18th century
Science--China--History--19th century
Technology--China--History--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Technology--China--History--Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Jesuits--China--Qing dynasty, 1644-1911--Contributions in science and technology
Jesuits--China--16th-18th centuries--Contributions in science
Rec. TypeBook, and Digital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #14358
ISBN0674016858 ; 9780674016859LCCN2004059654OCLC56614356