Joseph Needham
Noel Joseph Terence Montgomery Needham, CH, FRS, FBA (/ˈniːdəm/; 9 December 1900 – 24 March 1995), also known as Li Yuese (simplified Chinese: 李约瑟; traditional Chinese: 李約瑟; pinyin: Lǐ Yuē...
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Science and Civilisation in China
Science and Civilisation in China (1954–2008) is a series of books initiated and edited by British biochemist and self-trained Sinologist Joseph Needham (1900–1995). They deal with the history of scie...
High level equilibrium trap
The high-level equilibrium trap is a concept developed by environmental historian Mark Elvin to explain why China never underwent an indigenous Industrial Revolution, despite its wealth, stability, an...
Sprouts of capitalism
The sprouts of capitalism, seeds of capitalism or capitalist sprouts are features of the economy of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties (16th to 18th centuries) that mainland Chinese historians hav...