By Yongxiang Lu
A background of chinese language technological know-how and Technology (Volumes 1, 2 & three) offers forty four person lectures, starting with historic chinese language technology and expertise within the means of Human Civilizations and an outline of chinese language technology and know-how, and carrying on with with in-depth discussions of a number of matters within the historical past of technological know-how and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with issues on Astronomy, mathematics, Agriculture and drugs, The 4 nice innovations, and numerous technological components heavily relating to garments, meals, look after and transportation.
This e-book is the main authoritative paintings at the heritage of chinese language technological know-how and expertise. it's the Winner of the China publication Award, the Shanghai ebook Award (1st prize), and the Classical China overseas Publishing undertaking (GAPP, normal management of Press and book of China) and provides a vital source for educational researchers and non-experts alike.
It originated with a sequence of forty four lectures provided to best chinese language leaders, which got very confident suggestions. Written by means of best chinese language students of their respective fields from the Institute for the heritage of traditional Sciences, chinese language Academy of Sciences and lots of different revered chinese language companies, the e-book is meant for scientists, researchers and postgraduate scholars operating within the background 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 vice president of the nationwide Congress of China.
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Lv’s Spring and Autumn Annals • Agriculture, Essential Techniques for the Peasantry, Essentials of Agriculture and Sericulture, A Complete Treatise on Agriculture and other agronomy books are mostly compiled by experts under the organization of the government or by ministers in charge of agriculture and local officials. Ceremonies of rulers offering sacrifice to Shennong and personally cultivating the land can be traced back to the Zhou Dynasty. ” In the Wei Dynasty, Xiannong, Fengbo (Wind god), Yushi (Rain Master), Lingxing (Enlightened Star), She(god of land), and Ji (god of grain) were regarded as the six gods of the country.
The earliest Jesuits began to introduce Western classical scientific knowledge to China, such as geographical knowledge of the earth shape and the world map, Ptolemy and Tyco theories describing planetary motion, and Euclidean geometry and the theory of conic section used in the West as mathematical tools Vertical and Horizontal Beginnings 25 in its model of the universe. In China, there was the trend of learning Western science started by the calendar reform in Chongzhen Era of the Ming Dynasty, but shortly thereafter, the Ming Dynasty was superseded by the Qing Dynasty, and fierce domestic ethnic conflicts pushed the legitimacy of Qing rulers to the front of politics.
The purpose of this project is to solve the problem of canal transport from Tongzhou to Beijing. For this purpose, he first launched the Baifuyan Project in Changping in northern Beijing for diversion. Guo Shoujing chose his diversion routes according to the ups and downs of topography, brought the water together and sent it to Wengshanpo (predecessor of Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace) at the foot of Xishan Hill, and then turned it southeastward crossing Zizhuyuan, Jishuitan, Zhongnanhai, Wenmingmen (present-day Chongwenmen) to Gaolizhuang in Tongzhou (present-day Zhangjiawan), and eventually joining the Luhe River (present-day Ancient Passage of the North Canal).