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Editor:Dr Christopher Cullen

Science and Civilisation in China is recognised as one of the most remarkable works of scholarship in the twentieth century. Originally proposed as a single volume of 600 to 800 pages, the project now encompasses seventeen books published under the direct supervision of Joseph Needham, from the first volume which appeared in 1954, through to volume 6.3 which was in press at the time of his death in 1995. The published volumes reflect Needham's vision of the field of the history of science and its social background in China, and his aim to make Chinese achievements in science and technology better understood. The planning and preparation of further volumes is ongoing. Responsibility for the commissioning and approval of work for publication in the series is now taken by the Publications Board of the Needham Research Institute, under the chairmanship of Dr C. Cullen, who acts as general editor of the series.

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There are 25 books in this series...

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 7, The Social Background
Part 2,

  • Joseph Needham, Edited by Kenneth Girdwood Robinson, With contributions by Ray Huang, Introduction by Mark Elvin
  • Hardback | Published September 2004
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Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 7, The Social Background
Part 1,

  • Joseph Needham, Christoph Harbsmeier, Foreword by Joseph Needham
  • Hardback | Published March 1998
  • Temporarily unavailable - available from September 2015 | $314.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology
Part 6,

  • Joseph Needham, With Lu Gwei-Djen, Edited by Nathan Sivin
  • Hardback | Published April 2000
  • Temporarily unavailable - available from August 2015 | $189.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology
Part 5,

  • H. T. Huang
  • Hardback | Published January 2001
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Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology
Part 4,

  • Georges Métailié
  • Hardback | Published October 2015
  • Not yet published - available from October 2015 | $240.00 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology
Part 3,

  • Joseph Needham, Christian Daniels, Nicholas K. Menzies
  • Hardback | Published June 1996
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Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology
Part 2,

  • Joseph Needham, Francesca Bray
  • Hardback | Published May 1984
  • Temporarily unavailable - no date available | $374.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology
Part 1,

  • Joseph Needham, With Lu Gwei-Djen, With contributions by Huang Hsing-Tsung
  • Hardback | Published March 1986
  • Temporarily unavailable - no date available | $354.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Part 9,

  • Joseph Needham, Dieter Kuhn
  • Hardback | Published July 1988
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Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Part 7,

  • Joseph Needham, With Ho Ping-Yü, Lu Gwei-Djen, Wang Ling
  • Hardback | Published February 1987
  • Temporarily unavailable - no date available | $354.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Part 6,

  • Joseph Needham, Robin D. S. Yates
  • Hardback | Published March 1995
  • Temporarily unavailable - no date available | $339.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Part 5,

  • Joseph Needham
  • Hardback | Published September 1983
  • Temporarily unavailable - no date available | $339.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Part 4,

  • Joseph Needham, Ho Ping-Yu, Lu Gwei-Djen, Nathan Sivin
  • Hardback | Published October 1980
  • Temporarily unavailable - no date available | $354.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Part 3,

  • Joseph Needham
  • Hardback | Published July 1976
  • Temporarily unavailable - no date available | $339.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Part 2,

  • Joseph Needham
  • Hardback | Published September 1974
  • Temporarily unavailable - no date available | $339.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Part 13,

  • Peter J. Golas
  • Hardback | Published May 2000
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Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Part 12,

  • Rose Kerr, Nigel Wood
  • Hardback | Published November 2004
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Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Part 11,

  • Donald B. Wagner
  • Hardback | Published June 2008
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Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Part 1,

  • Joseph Needham, Tsien Tsuen-Hsuin
  • Hardback | Published August 1985
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Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 4, Physics and Physical Technology
Part 3,

  • Joseph Needham, With contributions by Lu Gwei-Djen, Ling Wang
  • Hardback | Published June 1971
  • Temporarily unavailable - no date available | $464.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 4, Physics and Physical Technology
Part 2,

  • Joseph Needham
  • Hardback | Published August 1991
  • Temporarily unavailable - no date available | $354.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 4, Physics and Physical Technology
Part 1,

  • Joseph Needham
  • Hardback | Published January 1962
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Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth

  • Joseph Needham
  • Hardback | Published January 1959
  • Temporarily unavailable - available from August 2015 | $389.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 2, History of Scientific Thought

  • Joseph Needham
  • Hardback | Published August 1991
  • Temporarily unavailable - no date available | $354.99 | Add to basket

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 1, Introductory Orientations

  • Joseph Needham
  • Hardback | Published January 1956
  • Temporarily unavailable - available from September 2015 | $269.99 | Add to basket