The Sinology of Joseph Needham

  title={The Sinology of Joseph Needham},
  author={T. Brook},
  journal={Modern China},
  pages={340 - 348}
  • T. Brook
  • Published 1996
  • Sociology
  • Modern China
Rarely does even a great scholar go beyond altering his field to changing the way in which people think about the world. Joseph Needham, who died last spring at the age of ninety-four, was one of those rare few. Because of his work, the great achievements of the Chinese scientific tradition are now common knowledge. The path to that knowledge was strewn with controversy, but Joseph (as he insisted his junior associates address him) was blithe about standing in the eye of a storm when a point of… Expand
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