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Author Lightman, Bernard V., 1950-

Title The Circulation of Knowledge Between Britain, India and China [electronic resource] : the Early-Modern World to the Twentieth Century.

Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (361 pages).
Series Knowledge Infrastructure and Knowledge Economy
History of science and medicine library. Knowledge infrastructure and knowledge economy.
Contents Preface: The Dalhousie University James Dinwiddie Collection; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Part One Circulating Knowledge: James Dinwiddie in China, India, and Britain; The Spectacle of Experiment: Instruments of Circulation, from Dumfries to Calcutta and Back; "Bungallee House set on fire by Galvanism": Natural and Experimental Philosophy as Public Science in a Colonial Metropolis (1794-1806); From Calcutta to London: James Dinwiddie's Galvanic Circuits; Part Two Circulation Beyond Dinwiddie.
Bringing Eastern Science to the West: Portuguese Voyages of Intellectual DiscoveryAnthologizing the Book of Nature: The Origins of the Scientific Journal and Circulation of Knowledge in Late Georgian Britain; Between Calcutta and Kew: The Divergent Circulation and Production of Hortus Bengalensis and Flora Indica; Part Three The Circulation of Evolution, Geology, and Antiquities in China; Knowledge Across Borders: The Early Communication of Evolution in China; Circulating Material Objects: The International Controversy Over Antiquities and Fossils in Twentieth-Century China.
Going with the Flow: Chinese Geology, International Scientific Meetings and Knowledge CirculationPart Four Building Science in Modern India; How May We Study Science and the State in Postcolonial India?; A Western Scientist in an Eastern Context: J.B.S. Haldane's Involvement in Indian Science; Part Five Conclusion; Translation as Method: Implications for History of Science; Index.
Summary In The Circulation of Knowledge Between Britain, India and China, twelve scholars examine how knowledge, things and people moved within, and between, the East and the West from the early modern period to the twentieth century.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Discoveries in science -- History.
Communication in science -- Europe -- History.
Science -- Great Britain -- History.
Science -- India -- History.
Science -- China -- History.
Knowledge, Sociology of.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author McOuat, Gordon.
Stewart, Larry.
Other Form: Print version: Lightman, Bernard. Circulation of Knowledge Between Britain, India and China : The Early-Modern World to the Twentieth Century. Leiden : BRILL, ©2013 9789004244412
ISBN 9789004251410 (electronic bk.)
9004251413 (electronic bk.)
9789004244412 (hardback ; alk. paper)