NEEDHAM

Joseph Needham (1900-1995)



Needham Research Institute

Needham J. Clerks and crafts men in China and the West. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1970. [gera:7230].


Celestial Lancets – A History and Rationale of Acupuncture and Moxa. Lu Gwei-djen and Joseph Needham. Cambridge University Press, 1980. [gera:21189].

Science and Civilisation in China. Cambridge University Press, 1954 -2004

VOL. I. Introductory Orientations
Joseph Needham, with the research assistance of Wang Ling (1954)

VOL. II. History of Scientific Thought.
Joseph Needham, with the research assistance of Wang Ling (1956)

VOL.  III. Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and Earth.
Joseph Needham, with the research assistance of Wang Ling (1959)

VOL. IV. Physics and Physical Technology.
 Pt. 1. Physics. Joseph Needham, with the research assistance of Wang Ling, and the special co-operation of Kenneth Robinson (1962)
 Pt. 2. Mechanical Engineering. Joseph Needham, with the collaboration of Wang Ling (1965)
 Pt. 3. Civil Engineering and Nautics. Joseph Needham, with the collaboration of Wang Ling and Lu Gwei-djen (1971)


VOL. V. Chemistry and Chemical Technology
 Pt. 1. Paper and Printing. Tsien Tsuen-Hsuin (1985)
 Pt. 2. Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Magisteries of Gold and Immortality. Joseph Needham, with the collaboration of Lu Gwei-djen (1974)
 Pt. 3. Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Historical Survey, from Cinnabar Elixirs to Synthetic Insulin. Joseph Needham, with the collaboration of Ho Ping-Yu [Ho Peng-Yoke] and Lu Gwei-djen (1976)
 Pt. 4. Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus and Theory. Joseph Needham, with the collaboration of Lu Gwei-djen, and a contribution by Nathan Sivin (1980)
 Pt. 5. Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Physiological Alchemy. Joseph Needham, with the collaboration of Lu Gwei-djen (1983)
 Pt. 6. Military Technology: Missiles and Sieges. Joseph Needham, Robin D.S. Yates, with the collaboration of Krzysztof Gawlikowski, Edward McEwen and Wang Ling (1994)
 Pt. 7. Military Technology: The Gunpowder Epic. Joseph Needham, with the collaboration of Ho Ping-Yu [Ho Peng-Yoke], Lu Gwei-djen and Wang Ling (1987)
 Pt. 9. Textile Technology: Spinning and Reeling. Dieter Kuhn (1986)
 Pt. 12. Ceramic Technology . Rose Kerr and Nigel Wood, with additional contributions by Ts’ai Mei-fen and Zhang FK (2004)
Pt. 13: Mining. Peter Golas (1999)

VOL. VI. Biology and Biological Technology
 Pt. 1. Botany. Joseph Needham, with the collaboration of Lu Gwei-djen, and a special contribution by Huang Hsing-Tsung (1986)
 Pt. 2. Agriculture. Francesca Bray (1988)
 Pt. 3. Agroindustries and Forestry. Christian A. Daniels and Nicholas K. Menzies (1996)
 Pt. 5. Fermentations and Food Science. H.T. Huang (2000)
 Pt. 6. Medicine. Joseph Needham and Lu Gwei-djen, edited by Nathan Sivin (2000)

VOL. VII. The Social Background
 Pt. 1. Language and Logic. Christoph Harbsmeier (1998)
 Pt. 2. General Conclusions and Reflections. Joseph Needham , edited by Kenneth Girdwood Robinson, with contributions by Ray Huang, and an introduction by Mark Elvin (2004)