Translation and transmutation: the Origin of Species in China

  title={Translation and transmutation: the Origin of Species in China},
  author={Xiaoxing Jin},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  pages={117 - 141}
  • Xiaoxing Jin
  • Published 27 December 2018
  • Medicine, History
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Abstract Darwinian ideas were developed and radically transformed when they were transmitted to the alien intellectual background of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century China. The earliest references to Darwin in China appeared in the 1870s through the writings of Western missionaries who provided the Chinese with the earliest information on evolutionary doctrines. Meanwhile, Chinese ambassadors, literati and overseas students contributed to the dissemination of evolutionary ideas… 
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