Ordering the social: History of the human sciences in modern China

  title={Ordering the social: History of the human sciences in modern China},
  author={Howard Chiang},
  journal={History of Science},
  pages={4 - 8}
  • H. Chiang
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • History
  • History of Science
In The Order of Things (1966 [1970]), Michel Foucault unearths the discursive redistribution of the episteme underlying the process 'when man constituted him-self in Western culture as both that which must be conceived of and that which is to be known'.1 His investigation into the historical epistemology of what he called sciences humaines (a term that dates back at least to the 17th-century) has prompted historians of western science to dig deep in a growing body of literature on the history… Expand
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