The Study of Change: Chemistry in China, 1840-1949

The Study of Change: Chemistry in China, 1840-1949

by James Reardon-Anderson
     
 

Describes the introduction and development of chemistry in China in the late 19th and early 20th century.See more details below

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Describes the introduction and development of chemistry in China in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521533256
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
0.59(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction; Part I. Science and Self-Strengthening, 1840–1895: 1. The advocates: chemical translators, John Fryer and Hsü Shou; 2. Changing Chinese: chemical translations of the Kiangnan Arsenal; 3. The limits of change: science, state and society in the nineteenth century; Part II. The Interregnum, 1895–1927: 4. First-generation scientists: makers of China's new culture; 5. Learning about science; 6. The beginning of chemical research; 7. Chinese entrepreneurs and the rise of the chemical industry; Part III. The Nanking Decade, 1927–1937: 8. Science and the state during the Nanking Decade; 9. Scientific education: the balance achieved; 10. Scientific research: the balance threatened; 11. The chemical industry and the limits of growth; Part IV. The War, 1937–1945: 12. Science in nationalist China: the wartime experience; 13. Science in communist China I: innovations in industry; 14. Science in communist China II: scientists versus the state; 15. Conclusion; Appendix; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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