Item #5511 Science in Traditional China A Comparative Perspective. Joseph NEEDHAM.

Science in Traditional China A Comparative Perspective

Cambridge and Hong Kong: Harvard University Press and The Chinese University Press, 1981. First Thus. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 8vo. Pp. x, 131. Illustrated with black-and-white reproductions and photography. An appendix provides a table of Chinese dynasties. Slight foxing to fore-edge, else a perfect copy in a clean dust jacket. Near Fine / Fine. Item #5511

Needham's 20-plus volume Science and Civilization in China was the 20th century's most ambitious undertaking in Chinese studies. Those unable to tackle that monolith can find a fine introduction in this volume, which is drawn from Needham's then-recent Ch'ien Mu lectures in Hong Kong. Dust jacket is now preserved in a removable, clear archival sleeve.

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