A History of Chinese Science and Technology: Volume 2 by Yongxiang Lu

By Yongxiang Lu

A historical past of chinese language technology and Technology (Volumes 1, 2 & three) offers forty four person lectures, starting with old chinese language technology and expertise within the strategy of Human Civilizations and an outline of chinese language technological know-how and expertise, and carrying on with with in-depth discussions of numerous concerns within the background of technological know-how and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with themes on Astronomy, mathematics, Agriculture and drugs, The 4 nice innovations, and numerous technological components heavily concerning garments, nutrients, shield and transportation.
This ebook 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 e-book 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 tutorial researchers and non-experts alike.

It originated with a chain of forty four lectures offered to best chinese language leaders, which got very optimistic suggestions. Written by way of most sensible 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 organisations, the ebook is meant for scientists, researchers and postgraduate scholars operating within the heritage of technological know-how, philosophy of technology and expertise, and similar 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 vp of the nationwide Congress of China.

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Problem is still not over at this point. Using the yin and yang theory as the basic thinking tools to look at health issues and diseases, and administer medical practices, traditional Chinese medicine does have the characteristic of generally seizing the cause and effect without paying attention to the internal mechanism or evolving process. , when a “black box” is open, you can see countless “black boxes,” then the solution of seizing the cause and effect at the two ends of the problem will never be outdated.

If the weather is hot, but cold, chills, or other symptoms, which typically rise in winter due to exposure to “pathogenic cold,” occurs; or if it is winter, but high fever resultant from “pathogenic heat” occurs, the causes are labeled “hidden pathogens”—pathogenies from exposure to cold in winter and heat in summer stays latent and bursts out in another season.  21 The figure of “twelve meridians” in horses in the ancient writings of veterinarians. If the discovery of “Meridian Phenomenon” is related to perception, then what about animals?

19 Han Dynasty wooden figure unearthed in Mianyang, Sichuan Province This wooden figure was believed to be representing the collaterals of the human body because of the various lines carved on it. Regrettably, there were no words of annotation. ) Secondly, although it is generally believed that the theory of meridians is unique to traditional Chinese medicine, the fact is that there are descriptions to varying extents of “passages” for the circulation of blood and Qi in the human body. For example, in the Indian Medicine, the heart is described as a large radish, connected to 10 vessels; besides, there are another 24 vessels originated from the umbilicus.

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