Within the Four Seas: The Dialogue of East and West

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Routledge, Nov 5, 2013 - History - 232 pages
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First published in 1969.
Contains some of Joseph Needham's most significant essays, lectures and broadcasts on the history of Chinese science, technology and culture. Also included are some more personal thoughts stimulated by his own travels and experiences in China, including a number of poems.
The book discusses the valuable social and intellectual influences which have flowed to Europe from South as well as East Asia, and suggests that the events of the twentieth century were a natural development of Chinese history, not a deviation from it.
 

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Contents

1 The Dialogue of East and West
11
2 The Past in Chinas Present
31
3 The Chinese Contribution to Scientific Humanism
89
4 A Poem in his Own Style for Rewi Alley
98
5 The Ways of Szechuan
101
6 The 2500th Birthday of Confucius
104
7 The Confucian Temple at ChhangAn
110
8 Saints in Chinese Culture
112
14 The Fragrance of Friendship
151
15 A Poem for a Chinese Friend
160
16 Western Misconceptions About East Asia
163
17 Yenan
173
18 ShaoShan
175
19 Psychology and Scientific Thought in East and West
176
20 The Pilgrim Comes Again to ChhienFoTung
184
21 Science and Religion in the Light of Asia
189

9 The Ballad of MÍng Chiang NŁ Weeping at the Great Wall
117
10 Job the Paynim
134
11 At the Tomb of the Princess
140
12 The House of Wisdom
141
13 Science and Peace the Asian Aspect
147
22 Christianity and the Asian Cultures
200
CHRONOLOGY OF CHINA
212
INDEX
215
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