On Their Own Terms

On Their Own Terms

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Since the middle of the nineteenth century, imperial reformers, early Republicans, Guomindang party cadres, and Chinese Communists have all prioritized science and technology. In this book, Elman gives a nuanced account of the ways in which native Chinese science evolved over four centuries, under the influence of both Jesuit and Protestant missionaries. In the end, he argues, the Chinese produced modern science on their own terms.and the Shanghai Polytechnic Prize Essay Competition (Gezhi shuyuan keyi) again in 1898. ... In addition, many of the policy questions used in the reformed civil examinations were derived from the topics chosen by officials such as Lianbsp;...

Title:On Their Own Terms
Author: Benjamin A. ELMAN
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2005

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