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Return to China One Day

The Learning Life of Qian Xuesen

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  • Sets Qian Xuesen’s life story from perspective of Qian’s family culture, social environment, and historical background
  • Answers “the Question of Qian Xuesen” by revealing Qian Xuesen’s personal growth
  • Provides valuable pictures as reference materials for researches of Qian Xuesen’s life
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Table of contents (6 chapters)


About this book

This open access book is intended for common readers who are interested in the life story of Qian Xuesen (also know as Tsien Hsue-Shen). Based on a large number of original archives and historical materials, this book focuses on Qian Xuesen’s years of seeking knowledge from his birth in 1911 to his return to China in 1955 and describes how he grows into a world-known scientist from the aspect of humanity. This book can be used as reference material for Qian Xuesen’s earlier years.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Qian Xuesen Library, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

    Chengdong Lv

About the author

Chengdong Lv, is Master of History and currently working in Qian Xuesen Library of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He is mainly engaged in research on Qian Xuesen’s thoughts and contemporary Chinese history of science and technology. He has participated in 2 National Social Science Foundation Projects, 1 Shanghai Social Science Planning Project and won the Outstanding Achievement Award of National Social Science Foundation twice.

Yingchun Zhang is a PhD, and an associate professor in the School of English Studies, Zhejiang International Studies University. She lectures on a range of courses, such as “An Introduction to Chinese Culture”, “English Academic Paper Research and Writing”, “Cross-Cultural Communication”, “Cultural Anthropology”, and so on. She had been a visiting scholar in the Department of Asian Studies in the University of Western Australia, and in the Department of Curriculum Studies in the University of Wisconsin-Madison sponsored by China Scholarship Council. Her studies are concerned with curriculum studies, pedagogy and cultural heritage. She has written, edited or translated 5 books and approximately 30 journal articles. Her book entitled “Cultural Discourse of Confusion Scholarship: the Talent of Tang Shouqian” won 2020 Social Science Award of Zhejiang International Studies University. Her articles have been published in journals home and abroad, such as Frontiers of Foreign Language Education Research, International Heritage Studies, Leisure Studies, Discourse Studies, and so on. She is currently an auditing expert for English textbooks in junior and senior high schools in Zhejiang Province.

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