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Author Kim, Yŏng-sik, 1947- author.

Title Questioning science in East Asian contexts : essays on science, Confucianism, and the comparative history of science / by Yung Sik Kim.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Science and Religion in East Asia ; 1
Science and Religion in East Asia ; 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book brings together twelve essays written by Yung Sik Kim addressing various questions about the social and cultural contexts of science in East Asia. Most of the essays deal with the relationship between science and Confucianism, especially the roles that Confucian thought, values, and institutions have on the development of science. Kim shows that this relationship is very complex and multifaceted, and cannot be dealt with in a simplistic manner. Kim offers comparative perspectives and discusses the problems of intercultural comparisons; he demonstrates that in spite of the potential dangers that accompany these comparisons, they should be made nonetheless as they allow for a better understanding of the situation in East Asia.
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Subject Science -- East Asia -- History.
Science -- History -- Cross-cultural studies.
East Asia -- Civilization -- Confucian influences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Cross-cultural studies.
Electronic books.
Added Title Essays. Selections
Other Form: Print version: Kim, Yŏng-sik, 1947- author. Essays. Selections. Questioning science in East Asian contexts 9789004265097 (DLC) 2013049492 (OCoLC)864429472
ISBN 9789004265318 (electronic bk.)
9004265317 (electronic bk.)
1306407222 (ebk)
9781306407229 (ebk)