In this Part 2 episode Laszlo continues his intro of Joseph Needham in 1943 right after Needham returned from his perilous adventure to the northwest of China to visit the sights of Dunhuang. We'll conclude the life of Joseph Needham in this episode. He truly was, as Simon Winchester called him, "The Man Who Loved China."
Terms from this episode:
Jianqiao Daxue yu Zhongguo Daxue hezuo weiyuanhui 剑桥大学与中国大学合作委员会The Sino-British Scientific Cooperation Office, the
Mogao Grottoes 莫高窟 The caves at Dunhuang where so much Buddhist treasure was found.
Chongqing 重庆 Former wartime capital of China also known as Chungking
Fujian province 福建省 Province on the east coast of China below Zhejiang
Fuzhou 福州 Capital of Fujian
Kunming 昆明 Capital of Yunnan
Zhongguo Kēxué jìshù shi 中国科学技术史 Science and Civilization in China
Nantong 南通 City in Jiangsu
Jiangsu 江苏 Province on east coast of China north of Zhejiang
Wang Ling 王玲 Chinese and Australian educator and researcher
Lizhuang 李庄 City located on the banks of the Yangzi
Sichuan 四川 Province in the soutwest next door to Tibet
Zhú Kězhēn 竺可桢 Professor Coching Chu, Zhejiang University president 1936-49.
Gǔjīn Túshū Jíchéng 古今图书集成 Complete Collection of Illustrations and Writings of Ancient and Modern Times
Lu Guizhen 鲁桂珍 (1904-1991) Biochemist and long-time assistant to Needham
Xiangqi 象棋 Chinese version of chess
Guō Mòruò 郭沫若 great writer, poet and archaeologist
Shenyang 沈阳 Capital of Liaoning, also known in the past as Mukden
Lu Shiguo 鲁仕国 Father of Lu Guizhen
Zhongguo 中国 China, the Middle Kingdom
Qián Cúnxùn 钱存训 Professor T.H. Tsien (Tsien Tsuen-hsuin). A giant in Chinese library science. Wrote Volume V, Part 1 on paper and printing.