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Works: 23 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 2,267 library holdings
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Classifications: PN1997, 615.89209
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Most widely held works by Needham Research Institute
Aristotle in China : language, categories, and translation by Robert Wardy( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his latest book, Robert Wardy, a philosopher and classicist, turns his attention to the relation between language and thought. He explores this huge topic in an analysis of linguistic relativism, with specific reference to a reading of the ming li t'an (The Investigation of the Theory of Names), a seventeenth-century Chinese translation of Aristotle's Categories. Throughout his investigation, Wardy addresses important questions. Do the basic structures of language shape the major thought-patterns of its native speakers? Could philosophy be guided and constrained by the language in which it is done? What factors, from grammar and logic to cultural and religious expectations, influence translation? And does Aristotle survive rendition into Chinese intact? His answers will fascinate philosophers, Sinologists, classicists, linguists and anthropologists."--Jacket
Family values : the Chinese family in transition by Lynn Alleway( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historically, the traditional extended family has been China's built-in social security system. Today, under the pressures of family size limits, rapid urbanization, and Western cultural influences, China's social stability is being stressed to the breaking point. This program captures a transitional phase of Chinese history in which many parents are struggling to instill Confucian values and their own received wisdom about life into their children-teens and young adults who must weigh filial obedience, social obligations, and acceptance of established gender roles against a yearning for personal space and independence
China : the dragon's ascent( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collaboration between the Needham Research Institute at Cambridge University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Documents Chinese history, society, politics, economy, and culture
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in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Suàn shù shū = 'Writings on reckoning' : a translation of a Chinese mathematical collection of the second century BC, with explanatory commentary by Christopher Cullen( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The health culture : traditional Chinese medicine in the 21st century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just as many medical professionals outside China are being attracted to traditional Chinese medicine, the Chinese are fiercely debating its future. This program describes the use of herbal medicines, acupuncture, massage, moxibustion, and qi gong to restore bodily balance as well as remarkable successes in battling cancer with a combination of Chinese and Western medical techniques. But as traditional Chinese medicine merges with Western medicine; as mass-produced herbal preparations replace hand-compounded mixtures; and as the last practitioners trained in the time-tested ways are replaced by university-trained doctors, will TCM still be TCM?
Science and civilisation in China by Georges Métailie( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of botanical knowledge in China from ancient times to the end of the seventeenth century. In this highly illustrated study, Georges Métailié explores the perception and use of a wealth of plants and vegetation in China before the introduction of modern botany. Drawing from a number of original Chinese texts, which have been translated for the first time, Métailié gives new insights into a variety of aspects of plant knowledge in ancient China. Chapters are devoted to traditional botany and sources of classification, aquatic plants, fungi, horticultural techniques, fruit production, grafting and the influences of ancient Chinese plant culture on Europe. This volume combines technical expertise in the identification of plants with historical and anthropological sensitivity to propose a new, non-teleological view of scientific knowledge about the botanical world in ancient China
History as a Mirror : Using China's Past to Shape Its Future( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program seeks to understand how the Chinese government, arguably the world₂s most elaborate and long-lived bureaucracy, has managed to balance the tension between controlling its people and keeping them contented enough to sustain national stability. Events unfolding at the village level in Sichuan Province demonstrate the dynamics of an evolving system of rule modeled on Marxism and informed by the legacies of Qin Shihuangdi and Confucius. Can the centralized command and control system first established so long ago continue to sustain China as it moves toward a market-style economy?
Feast or Famine : [eVideo - Films on Demand] : Water Management and Food Production in China( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program documents farmers' hardships ... and discusses the exacerbating effect of deforestation and urban growth. Also, potential remedies are showcased ..."--Container
Two-way traffic : China, the hub of the East( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's Great Wall suggests a land that shut itself off from the world, yet travelers, ideas, inventions, and goods have flowed in and out of China since ancient times. Buddhism and Islam entered via its fabled silk roads, and innovations in the arts and industrial sciences were exported from its cosmopolitan seaports to the centers of the known world. Why, then, did the most powerful economy on Earth isolate itself from outside trade? In this program, archaeologists, scholars, and others shed light on the tides of China's cultural and economic fortunes, from ancient times to today, as the country once again opens its doors to the world
Forging the future : China's industrial heritage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's first industrial revolution occurred more than two millennia before Europe's. Today, there is a new wave of industrialization in China as the awakened dragon prepares to test its wings. This program draws on historical evidence and expert commentary to vividly illustrate China's early mastery of crucial industrial processes and to explain how they contributed to the wealth and progress of Chinese civilization. Pivotal events that hampered China's advancement in recent centuries and the country's move to regain its momentum as a world-class producer and an Information Age innovator are also examined
The power to predict : Chinese astronomy and the mandate of heaven( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this program, Dr. Sun Xiaochun and others consider the roles of astronomy and astrology in China as they relate to the Mandate of Heaven: the belief that the power to rule derived from the power to predict the future."--Container
Medieval Chinese medicine : the Dunhuang medical manuscripts by Vivienne Lo( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent decades various versions of Chinese medicine have begun to be widely practised in Western countries, and the academic study of the subject is now well established. However, there are still few scholarly monographs that describe the history of Chinese medicine and there are none at all on the medieval period. The collection presented here is an example of the kind of international collaboration of research terms, centres and individuals that is required to begin to study the source materials adequately." "The primary sources for this research come from a collection of medieval manuscripts discovered in 1900 in a walled-up room in the Buddhist cave-shrines of Dunhuang, Gansu Province, west China. This is the first book to discuss this material in a Western language in the century since the Dunhuang library was discovered, and it is likely to remain the only book of its kind in English for a considerable time."--BOOK JACKET
East Asian history of science library : plans for future developments by Needham Research Institute( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celestial lancets : a history and rationale of acupuncture and moxa by Gwei-Djen Lu( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using modern knowledge to shed light on ancient techniques, this text examines two of the earliest therapeutic techniques of Chinese medicine: acupuncture and moxibustion. Acupuncture is the implantation of very thin needles into subcutaneous connective tissue and muscle at a great number of different points on the body's surface; moxibustion is the burning of Artemisia tinder (moxa) either directly on the skin or just above it. For 2500 years the Chinese have used both techniques to relieve pain and to heal a wide variety of illnesses and malfunctions. Providing a full historical account of a
The Needham Research Institute : East Asian History of Science Library : plans for future developments by Needham Research Institute( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Needham Research Institute series( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Builder of bridges : Joseph Needham won worldwide recognition for the achievements of Chinese science and technology by P. J Richards( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chinese medicine in early communist China, 1945-63 : a medicine of revolution by Kim Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chinese Medicine in Early Communist China describes the transformation of Chinese medicine from a marginal, sidelined medical practice of the early twentieth century, to an essential and high profile part of the national health care system under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)."--Jacket
 
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Aristotle in China : language, categories, and translation
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Medieval Chinese medicine : the Dunhuang medical manuscriptsCelestial lancets : a history and rationale of acupuncture and moxaChinese medicine in early communist China, 1945-63 : a medicine of revolution
Alternative Names
East Asian History of Science Trust

University of Cambridge Needham Research Institute

University of Cambridge NRI

University of Cambridge Science and Civilisation in China Project

李约瑟研究所

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English (38)