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Name: ZHANG Baichun

Professor of History of Science and Technology, IHNS, CAS

Residence: May, 1990– present

Departments and research group: Department of History of S&T in the West

Professor of History of S&T at the University of CAS (July 2014-present)

 

Research Interest/Areas

 

History of technology, mechanics and knowledge transmission; comparative studies of S&T development; S&T strategy study

 

Profile

 

Education

Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, CAS, Ph.D. in History of Science and Technology, April 1996-June 1999: Technische Universität Berlin, study in History of Science, April, 1996-March, 1998

Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Master degree in History of Science and Technology, Sep. 1987-Dec. 1989

Inner Mongolia Engineering College, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Sep. 1979-July 1983

 

Employment History

Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Research on the history of Science and Technology, May 1990-present; the Director of the Institute, Dec. 2009-present

University of CAS, professor of history of science and technology, July 2014-present

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Visiting scholar in the history of science, Nov. 1999-April, 2000 and Feb.-July, 2001; taking in charge of the Partner Group of MPIWG at IHNS, July, 2001-June, 2006

Beijing Huadu Company, Engineer in production technology and equipment, August 1983-August 1987

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

Corresponding member of the International Academy of the History of Science (December, 2012-present);

Member of Scientific Council, European Society for the History of Science (2014-present);

Executive Member of the IFToMM Permanent Commission for History of Mechanism and Machine Science (2006-present);

Vice-president of International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine (2005-2008);

Member of Executive Council, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (2011-present);

Chairman of Chinese Committee for History of Technology (2004-2008);

Member of Executive Council, Chinese Society of History of Science and Technology (2000-2008);

Member of Editorial Board, Science in Context, Cambridge University Press (2000-present);

Member of Editorial Board, Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, Springer (2012-present);

Member of Scientific Board, Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge (2012-present);

Member of International Editorial Committee, East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine (2011-present);

Member of Editorial Board, Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum (2015-present);

Member of Editorial Committee, Studies in the History of Natural Sciences (in Chinese, 1999-present);

Member of Editorial Commiitee, Science and Society (2011-present);

Member of Editorial Committee, Journal of Engineering Studies (2014-present).

 

Selected publications

 

Books

  Baichun ZHANG, Xianbin SUN (eds.). Book Series on Selected Sources on Science and Technology in Pre-Modern China, Changsha: Hunan Science and Technology Press, 2014-2015 [in Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang (eds.). Book Series on the History of Technology Transfer and Innovation in Modern China (8 volumes), Jinan: Shangdong Education Press, 2012-2013 [In Chinese]

  Чжан Байчунь, Яо Фан, Чжан Цзючунь, Цзян Лун. ПЕРЕДАЧА ТЕХНОЛОГИЙ ИЗ СОВЕТСКОГО СОЮЗА В КИТАЙ: 1949—1966. Hectop-история Санкт-Петербуг. 2010

  Siming Wang, Baichun Zhang (eds.). Technology: History and Heritage, China Agricultural Science and Technology Press, 2010 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang, Chengzhi Li (eds.). Studies in the History of Technology: New Perspectives from Anthropology, Folklore and Industrial Archeology, Beijing Institute of Technology Press, 2009 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang, Miao Tian, Matthias Schemmel, Jürgen Renn and Peter Damerow. Transmission and Integration---- Qiqi Tushuo (Illustrations and Descriptions of Extraordinary Devices): New Research and Annotated Edition. Jiangsu Science and Technology Press, 2008 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang, Zhenhuan Jiang and Lisheng Feng (eds.). Technology as Cultural Heritage. Shandong Education Press, 2008 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang, Zhizhong Zhang, Lisheng Feng, Xiaokang Qian, Xiuhui Li and Jürgen Renn. The Investigations of Traditional Chinese Machines, Zhengzhou: Daxiang Press, 2006. [In Chinese]

  Zhang Baichun, Jürgen Renn (eds.). Transformation and Transmission: Chinese Mechanical Knowledge and the Jesuit Intervention, Preprint 313 of Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, 2006

  Baichun Zhang, Chengzhi Li (eds.). An Introduction to the studies in the History of Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology Press, 2006 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang, Yao Fang, Zhang Jiuchun, Jiang Long. Technology Transfer from the Soviet Union to the P. R. China, 1949-1966. Jinan: Shandong Education Press, 2004 [In Chinese]

  Yongxiang Lu (chief-eds.), sub-edited by Baichun Zhang, Yangzong Wang, Guangbi Dong and Yusheng Wang. Studies on the History of Science and Technology in Modern China, (35-volumed book series), Jinan: Shandong Education Press, 2004-2008 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. The Europeanization of Astronomical Instruments during the Ming and Qing China ---- the European Instrument Technology introduced by the Missionary during the 17th and 18th Centuries and its Position in the History of Chinese and European Instruments. Shenyang: Liaoning Education Press, 2000 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. A Brief History of Modern Machinery in China (1840-1949), Beijing: Beijing Institute of Technology Press, 1992 [In Chinese]

  

Articles

  ZHANG Baichun, TIAN Miao. Johannes Schreck und Wang Zheng, die Uebertrag westlicher mechanischer Kenntnisse nach China, in: Claudia von Collani, Erich Zettl. Johannes Schreck-Terrentius SJ, Wissenschaftler und China-Missionar (1576-1630), Franz Steiner Verlag, 2016. pp.183-198

  LIU Jinyan, ZHANG Baichun, WU Yueliang. The Relationship between Shoichi Sakata and Chinese Scientists as well as Mao Zedong. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, Vol.34, No.1, 2015. pp.39-60 [In Chinese]

  ZHANG Jiuchun, ZHANG Baichun. Some Properties of ENGINEERING as Exemplified by the Construction of Instruments for the Beijing Observatory, Journal of Engineering Studies, Vol.6, No.4, 2014. pp.434-440 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. Mechanical Technology. In: Yongxiang Lu (eds.). A History of Chinese Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press & Springer, 2014. Volume 3, pp.277-347

  Baichun Zhang, Miao Tian. The Transmission of European Mechanical Knowledge into 17th-Century China, in: Ion Visa, The 11th IFToMM International Symposium on Science of Mechanisms and Machines, Springer, 2013, pp.25-30

  Baichun Zhang. S&T Revolutions and Their Impact on the Modernization of Nations. Science and Society, Vol.2, No.1, 2012, pp.22-32, 21 [in Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. The Transmission of the European Clock-making Technology into China in the 17-18th Centuries, in: Teun Koetsier, Marco Cecacarelli. Explorations in the History of Machines and Mechanisms, Springer, 2012, pp.565-577

  Baichun Zhang, Miao Tian. Archimedean Mechanical Knowledge in 17th Century China, in: Stephanos A. Paipetis, Marco Ceccarelli. The Genius of Archimedes-23 Centuries of Influence on Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Springer, 2010, pp.189-205

  Baichun Zhang, Miao Tian. Wang Zheng, in: Marco Ceccarelli, Distinguished Figures in Mechanism and Machine Science, Springer, 2010, pp.247-259

  Baichun Zhang. An Analysis of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’ questions and Domingo Navarrete’s answers. In: Xiping Zhang (eds). Chinese Elements in Leibniz’ Thought, Daxiang Press, 2010, pp.120-147 [in Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. Ancient Chinese Windmills. in: Hong-Sen Yan and M. Ceccarelli. Proceedings of the International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms 2008, Springer, 2008, pp.203-214.

  Lie Sun, Baichun Zhang, Tsung-Yi Lin, Zhizhong Zhang, An Investigation and Reconstruction of Traditional Vertical-axile-styled Chinese Great Windmill and its Square–pallet chain-pump. in: Hong-Sen Yan and M. Ceccarelli. Proceedings of the International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms 2008, Springer, 2008, pp.295-308.

  Tsung-Yi Lin, Baichun Zhang, D. Lu, Zhizhong, Zhang, Lie Sun. On the Mechanism Analysis of the Vertical Shaft Type Wind-power Square-pallet Chain-pump. in: Hong-Sen Yan and M. Ceccarelli. Proceedings of the International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms 2008, Springer, 2008, pp.309-324.

  Miao Tian, Baichun Zhang. The Development of Knowledge on Levers in Ancient China. in: Hong-Sen Yan and M. Ceccarelli. Proceedings of the International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms 2008, Springer, 2008, pp.251-268.

  ЧЖАН БАЙЧУНЬ, ЧЖАН ЦЗЮЧУНЬ, ЯО ФАН. ПЕРЕДАЧА ТЕХНОЛОГИЙ ИЗ СОВЕТСКОГО СОЮЗА В КИТАЙСКУЮ НАРОДНУЮ РЕСПУБЛИКУ 1949—1966гг. ВОПРОСЫ ИСТОРИЙ ЕСТЕСТВОЗНАНИЯ И ТЕХНИКИ. 2007,No 4,C.54-77

  Jiuchun Zhang, Baichun Zhang. Founding of the Chinese Academy of Sciences¡¯ Institute of Computing Technology. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, January-March, 2007, pp.16-33

  Miao Tian, Baichun Zhang. Wang Zheng: a transmitter of European Science, Technology and Culture. Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology (Social Sciences Edition), Vol.9, No.6, 2007, pp.1-10 [In Chinese]

  Miao Tian, Baichun Zhang. Research on Mei Wending's Commentaries on the Yuanxi Qiqi Tushuo Luzui. The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology, Vol.27 (2006), No.4, pp.330-339 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. The Choice of Strategies of the Development of Science and Technology in Modern China: 1607-1966. Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Vol.21 (2006), No.6, pp.454-459 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang, Miao Tian. The Visual Representation of Ancient Chinese Machines and Devices. Palace Museum Journal, No.3, 2006, All of Number 123, pp.81-97 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang, Miao Tian, Qiang Liu. The Evolvement of Editions of Yuanxi Qiqi Tushuo Luzui (A Record of the Best Illustrations and Descriptions of Extraordinary Devices of the Far West) and Xinzhi Zhuqi Tushuo (Illustrations and Descriptions of Several New-built Devices). The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology, Vol.27 (2006), No.2, pp.115-136. [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang, Jiuchun Zhang, Fang Yao. Technology Transfer from the Soviet Union to the P. R. China: 1949-1966. Comparative Technology Transfer and Society, Vol.4 (2006), No.2, pp.105-167

  Baichun Zhang. The Amalgamation of Science, Technology and Art between the West and China: Astronomical Instruments at the Observatory of Beijing in Qing China. Art and Science. Vol.2, Tsinghua University Press, 2005, pp.70-75. [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang, Yue Chen. A Part of Western Sources of YI XIANG TU written by Ferdinand Verbiest in 1674. Alexandre Golovin, Marco Ceccareli edited. Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on History of Machines and Mechanisms. BMSTU, 2005, pp.179-189

  Baichun Zhang. An investigation of a watermill in Lijiang county of Yunnan province, China. Proceedings of the 11th World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science, Machine Press, 2004, pp.921-923

  Baichun Zhang. The Astronomical Instrument: Jesuit's Walking Stick in 17th Century China. Proceedings of the 11th World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science, Machine Press, 2004, pp.933-938

  Baichun Zhang, The Introduction of European Astronomical Instruments and the Technology Related into China during the 17th Century. EASTM, Volume 20 (2003), pp.99-131

  Baichun Zhang. A Cognition of the Chinese Technical Tradition. Journal Dialect of Nature, Vol.24, No.6, 2002. pp.51-56, 80 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. The modernization of China¡¯s mechanical engineering under the influence of the West (1581-1985). Proceedings of The XXth International Congress of History of Science (Li¨¨ge, 20-26 July 1997), Volume XVII. ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERS. Edited by Michael Ciaran Duffy. Brepols Publishers n.v., Turnhout, Belgium, 2002. pp.133-142

  Baichun Zhang. An Inquiry into the History of the Chinese Terms Jiqi (Machine) and Jixie (Machinery). In: Michael Lackner, Iwo Amelung and Joachim Kurz. New Terms for the New Ideas: Western Knowledge and Lexical Change in Late Imperial China. Brill. Leiden, Boston, Koeln, 2001. pp.177-195

  Baichun Zhang. Aufenthalte chinesischer Studenten und Wissenschftler in America in der ersten Haelfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. in: Christoph Kaderas, Meng Hong. 120 Jahre chinesische Studierende an deutschen Hochschulen. Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. Bonn, 2000. pp.181-194

  Baichun Zhang. The Europeanization of Astronomical Instruments in the Observatory of Peking in the Qing Dynasty. China Historical Materials of Science and Technology, Vol.20, No.4, 1999. pp.198-200 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. The European Astronomical Instrument Technology Constructed by Ferdinand Verbiest and Its Position in the History of Instruments. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences (SHNS), Vol.18, No.4, 1999. pp.345-360 [In Chinese]

  Benshan Lu, Baichun Zhang and Shizhong Liu. Tong Ling¡¯s Mining Sweeps and Pulleys and Their Use during the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. China Historical Materials of Science and Technology, Vol.17, No.2, 1996. pp.73-80 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. A Research on the Structures and Principles of Chinese Wind-driven Square-pallet Chain-pumps. SHNS, Vol.14, No.3, 1995. pp.287-296. [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. Traditional Chinese Water-Wheels and the Machinery Driven by them. SHNS, Vol.13, No.2. pp.155-163; No.3. 254-263, 1994 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. An Investigation of Sin Chong Engineering Corporation¡¯s Technology of the Production of Automobile Engines Modeled on Imports. China Historical Materials of Science and Technology, Vol.12, No.4, 1991. pp.31-37 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. Machine Test, Design and Manufacture of National Bureau of Industrial Research. China Historical Materials of Science and Technology, Vol.11, No.2, 1990. pp.66-72 [In Chinese]

 

Reviews

  Baichun Zhang. Expansions and Adaptations of Chinese Studies in the History of Science and Technology: the Change of CAS Institute for the History of Natural Sciences. Journal of Dialectics of Nature, Vol.34, No.2, 2012. pp.103-109 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. Opportunities, Challenges and Development: Subjects and Projects of the CAS Institute for the History of Natural Science during the last ten years. The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology, Vol.28 (2007), No.4, pp.305-319 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang (eds.). Two Plans for Developing the Discipline of History of Science and Technology in the 1950s: Draft of a 12-Year Long-range Plan for the Study of History of Chinese Science and Technology (1956) and Program for Promoting the Study of History of Science During 1958-1967 (A Draft). China Historical Materials of Science and Technology, Vol.23, No.4, 2002. pp.351-361 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. Preliminary Reflections on Chinese Scholars¯ Studies in the History of Science and Technology. Journal of Dialects of Nature, Vol.23, No.3, 2001. pp.88-94 [In Chinese]

  Baichun Zhang. A Review and Thinking of Studies in the History of Chinese Machinery. Science, Technology and Dialects, Vol.11, No.3, 1994. pp.36-38 [In Chinese]

 

TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

To be added.

 

Contact

 

Address: Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences,

55 ZHONGGUANCUN East Road

Beijing, 100190

Email: zhang-office@ihns.ac.cn

Phone number: +86-010-57552512, 57552515