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History of Chinese Invention and Discovery

Bibliography: History of Chinese Invention and Discovery

Needham, Joseph
Science and Civilisation in China
17 vols. published of 25 projected.
Cambridge University Press, 1954-1995.
[Titles of single volumes see home page of Science and Civilisation in China,
online introduction to selected volumes
Needham Research Institute

See also the website of the Needham Research Institute.

The Genius of China
3,000 Years of Science, Discovery and Invention
Written by Robert K.G. Temple
Published by Simon and Schuster, 1986
Currently out-of-print

Pomeranz, Kenneth
The Great Divergence
China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy
Princeton University Press, 2000

China: 7000 years of Discovery
China's Ancient Technology
Written and edited by China Science and Technology Museum.
Published by China Reconstructs Magazine, Beijing, China, 1983

Encyclopedia Brittanica

Chinese Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Compiled by Fan Dainian, Robert S. Cohen
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 9, 2013
Selected pages online

Ancient China's Technology and Science
Anthology published by the Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, 1983

Hodges, Henry Technology in the Ancient World
Barnes and Noble Books, 1970

McClellan, James E. and Dorn, Harold
Science and Technology in World History
The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999

Wilkinson, Endymion
Chinese History: A Manual.
Cambridge, Mass., and London
Harvard University Press, 1998

Teng, Ssu-yu, and Knight Biggerstaff
An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Chinese Reference Works
Revised edition. Cambridge
Harvard University Press, 1971

Loewe, Michael, ed.
Early Chinese Texts: A Bibliographical Guide.
The Society for the Study of Early China and The Institute of East Asian Studies,
University of California, 1993

Bodde, Derk
Chinese Thought, Society, and Science
University of Hawaii Press, 1991.

Ho Peng Yoke
Li, Qi and Shu: An Introduction to Science and Civilization in China
Hong Kong
Hong Kong University Press, 1985

Nakayama, Shigeru, and Nathan Sivin, eds.
Chinese Science: Explorations of an Ancient Tradition.
Cambridge, Mass. and London
The MIT Press

Sivin, Nathan
Science in Ancient China: Researches and Reflections.
Aldershot: Variorum, 1995

Sivin, Nathan
Medicine, Philosophy and Religion in Ancient China: Researches and Reflections.
Aldershot: Variorum.

Chinese History Timeline

Smith College Virtual Museum of Ancient Inventions

As I collect information and resources on Chinese invention and discovery, I would be happy to collaborate with other authors.