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The Global Turn in the History of Science
This essay discusses the recent rise of interest in the global history of science. It first explains the central characteristics of this new scholarly development and distinguishes it from theExpand
Modernity, Region, and Technoscience: One Small Cheer for Asia as Method
This article is a historiographical and methodological intervention in the discussion of modernity, coloniality, and global history. It does two things. First, it highlights an important butExpand
East Asian STS: Fox or Hedgehog?
In his position paper for the EASTS, Professor Fu raises a series of issues that help define the mission and outlook of the journal. They may be summarized in question form as follows: (1) Is EastExpand
British naturalists in Qing China : science, empire, and cultural encounter
Acknowledgments Introduction I. The Port 1. Natural History in a Chinese Entrepot 2. Art, Commerce, and Natural History II. The Land 3. Science and Informal Empire 4. Sinology and Natural History 5.Expand
Science in Cultural Borderlands: Methodological Reflections on the Study of Science, European Imperialism, and Cultural Encounter
This article examines the methodological issues arising from the study of science and European imperialism. Drawing upon recent scholarship in a variety of fields, it argues for a combination of theExpand
Victorian naturalists in China: science and informal empire
  • Fa‐ti Fan
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
  • 1 March 2003
This paper discusses the research of British naturalists in China during the period between the Opium War and the collapse of the Qing dynasty (1839–1911). China was defeated in the Opium War andExpand
“Collective Monitoring, Collective Defense”: Science, Earthquakes, and Politics in Communist China
  • Fa‐ti Fan
  • Political Science
  • Science in Context
  • 27 January 2012
Argument This paper examines the earthquake monitoring and prediction program, called “collective monitoring, collective defense,” in communist China during the Cultural Revolution, a period ofExpand
Circulating Material Objects: The International Controversy Over Antiquities and Fossils in Twentieth-Century China
In The Circulation of Knowledge Between Britain, India and China, twelve scholars examine how knowledge, things and people moved within, and between, the East and the West from the early modernExpand
The Controversy over Spontaneous Generation in Republican China: Science, Authority, and the Public
The controversy began with a pamphlet written by a doctor based in Guangzhou reporting his "successful" experiments on spontaneous generation. This chapter focuses on several issues regarding scienceExpand
Redrawing the Map
This essay argues that science in twentieth‐century China is a rich topic that can be productively integrated into research and teaching on the history of modern science. It identifies major issuesExpand