The 81st George E. Morrison Lecture: The Role of Shanghai in Building Modern Science in China in the 19th Century
Historians of “Chinese science” until recently have spent much of their time researching issues in pre-modern natural studies and trying to explain why modern science, technology, and medicine arrived so late in China. The “Needham Question”—Why did a divided Europe, and not imperial China, develop modern science first?—until recently remained preeminent.
In this short interview, Professor Elman explores the role of Shanghai in building modern science in China in the late 19th century.
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