A History of Chinese Science and Technology

Volume 3

  • Yongxiang Lu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Xinian Fu
    Pages 1-194
  3. Jueming Hua
    Pages 195-275
  4. Baichun Zhang
    Pages 277-347
  5. Kuiyi Zhou
    Pages 349-404
  6. Wusan Dai
    Pages 405-513
  7. Shaoyi Zhong
    Pages 515-603
  8. Dun Liu
    Pages 605-624

About this book


A History of Chinese Science and Technology (Voulumes 1, 2 & 3) presents 44 individual lectures, beginning with Ancient Chinese Science and Technology in the Process of Human Civilizations and An Overview of Ancient Chinese Science and Technology, and continuing with in-depth discussions of several issues in the history of science and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with topics on Astronomy, Arithmetic, Agriculture, and Medicine, The Four Great Inventions, and various technological areas closely related to clothing, food, shelter, and transportation. This book is the most authoritative work on the history of Chinese Science and Technology. It is the Winner of the China Book Award, the Shanghai Book Award (1st prize), and the China Classics International (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of The People’s Republic of China) and offers an essential resource for academic researchers and non-experts alike.


It originated with a series of 44 lectures presented to top Chinese leaders, which received very positive feedback. Written by top Chinese scholars in their respective fields from the Institute for the History of Nature Sciences, Chinese Academic Sciences and many other respected Chinese organizations, the book is intended for scientists, researchers and postgraduate students working in the history of science, philosophy of science and technology, and related disciplines.


Yongxiang Lu is a professor, former president and member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Ceramics Technology Communication Technology History of Chinese Science and Technology Military Technology Mining and Metallurgical Technology Needham Puzzle The Four Great Inventions Water Conservancy Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Yongxiang Lu
    • 1
  1. 1.Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, Shanghai and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-44162-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-44163-3
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