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By Yongxiang Lu

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A background of chinese language technology and Technology (Volumes 1, 2 & three) offers forty four person lectures, starting with old chinese language technology and expertise within the technique of Human Civilizations and an outline of chinese language technology and expertise, and carrying on with with in-depth discussions of a number of matters within the background of technology and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with subject matters on Astronomy, mathematics, Agriculture and drugs, The 4 nice innovations, and diverse technological parts heavily regarding garments, nutrients, defend and transportation.
This e-book is the main authoritative paintings at the historical past of chinese language technology and know-how. it's the Winner of the China e-book Award, the Shanghai ebook Award (1st prize), and the Classical China overseas Publishing venture (GAPP, basic management of Press and e-book of China) and provides an important source for educational researchers and non-experts alike.

It originated with a sequence of forty four lectures awarded to most sensible chinese language leaders, which got very optimistic suggestions. Written through best chinese language students of their respective fields from the Institute for the historical past of typical Sciences, chinese language Academy of Sciences and lots of different revered chinese language firms, the e-book is meant for scientists, researchers and postgraduate scholars operating within the historical past of technological know-how, philosophy of technology and expertise, and comparable disciplines. Yongxiang Lu is a professor, former president and member of the chinese language Academy of Sciences (CAS) and chinese language Academy of Engineering (CAE), and vp of the nationwide Congress of China.

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He took the political regime for reasons different from those of Liu Bang, who aimed at becoming the Emperor to satiate his own desires. Wang Mang had political ambitions, he wanted to acquire greater power so that he could put into practice Confucian thoughts to create an ideal happy world” (Bo Yang, “Historical Outline of the Chinese”). Although this reform failed, some of the designs, such as 22 D. Liu exercising land distribution, abolishing slavery, suppressing bullies, and keeping at bay the family of the empress, establish schools, implementing state management of salt and iron and state ownership of mountains and rivers in an effort to exercise planned economy, boast certain progressive significance in that era.

He was appointed medical book correction official of the compilation panel for the national pharmacopoeia of The Illustrated Materia Medica at the decree of Renzong Emperor. Under the organization of Su Song, the medical correction office petitioned the court to promulgate a national order, to have the physical specimens of drugs together with their pictures and illustration sent to the capital. Su Song and other officials at the capital would then refer to ancient pharmacopoeias for identification, classification, and collation of the drugs, before submitting the corroborated medical copy to the court.

It travels in straight lines, pinhole imaging, the spherical mirror, and plane mirror imaging principle. The Mohist School later declined while Confucianism and Legalism combined to form the mainstream of ancient Chinese political philosophy. Confucianism and Taoism interflowed to form the canonic philosophy of life for the scholar bureaucrats. After the introduction of Buddhism, some of its ideas were also absorbed, ultimately forming the mainstream ideology in which Confucianism and Taoism complemented each other.

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