En palabras del gran historiador de la ciencia china, Joseph Needham
, "[e]n la historia de los intercambios entre las civilizaciones, no parece haber paralelo a la llegada a China en el siglo XVII de un grupo de europeos tan inspirados por el fervor religioso como eran los jesuitas, y al mismo tiempo tan expertos en la mayoria de las ciencias que se habian desarrollado con el Renacimiento y la eclosion del capitalismo".
Biochemist, sinologist, and historian Joseph Needham
contended that the organization of society allowed Europe to dominate the production of scientific ideas for three hundred years, until around 1900.
Known as a masterful and riveting storyteller, his most recent book is The New York Times best-seller 'The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom,' the remarkable story of Joseph Needham
, whose work in China unveils the epic story of that fascinating country.
It will be produced by British sculptor Nigel Boonham, whose previous work includes bronze portraits of Lord Runcie, Archbishop Daniel Mannix, Peter Jonas and Joseph Needham
The bronze will be produced by Britishsculptor Nigel Boonham,whoseprevious work includes bronze portraits of Lord Runcie, Archbishop Daniel Mannix, Peter Jonas and Joseph Needham
as well as one of Diana, Princess Of Wales.
He discusses such topics as the setting, foundation before the present house, the house that Joseph Needham
bought, renovation and resurrection by Thomas Dymond, ironmongers and accountants in the Wilkins family 1895-1936, antiques and evacuees 1936-45, and rescue and retirement since 1971.
Journalist Simon Winchester tells the story of eccentric English chemist Joseph Needham
and how he fuelled a profound change in the way the world viewed China with the publication of a vast book on Chinese science.
We really do not need to be told which dancer is Joseph Needham
, or Russell Wortley, repeatedly throughout the DVD.
The autumn series kicked off in September last year with a talk from Simon Winchester, who illustrated the life of Joseph Needham
, the brilliant Cambridge scientist whose multi volume Science and Civilisation in China continues to contribute so much to Western understanding of Chinese scientific history.
Goodwin was not only a founding member of the editorial board of Cosmos & History, he was the patron of the Joseph Needham
Centre for Complex Processes Research from which Cosmos & History emerged.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Joseph Needham
towered over the small band of academics, businessmen and student revolutionaries who let China take over their lives.
The second section of the text, and one that is particularly interesting, is concerned with examining the work of three scholars whom Goody finds central to the larger intellectual trend of viewing development through a European lens: Joseph Needham
(the great scholar of Chinese science), Norbert Elias (the great scholar of the "civilizing process"), and Fernand Braudel (the great scholar of, among other things, the Mediterranean world and the development of capitalism).