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SUN Chengsheng

Associate Professor

 

Education

 

Ph. D., Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, CAS, 2005.

M.Phil., Peking University, 2009.

B.S., Geography, Lanzhou University, 1997.

 

Appointments

 

Associate Professor (2010- ), Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, CAS

Assistant Professor (2005-2009), Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, CAS

 

Research Interest

 

History of science in Ming and Qing dynasties;

History of scientific exchanges between China and the West in 17-19 centuries;

History of Geological sciences in the Republican period.

 

Publications

 

(1) “Western Scientific Instruments in the Qing Court: A Study on Yiqi zongshuo,” Proceedings of the 3rd Templeton International Workshop (Seoul National University), forthcoming. (in Chinese and Korean)

(2) “State and Science: A Historical Survey of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), in Yan Kangnian, Yao Licheng, eds., Historical Researches on Foreign Famous Scientific Institutions, Beijing: Science Press, 2012, pp. 112-125. (in Chinese)

(3) “The Transmission of Crystalline Spheres Theory to Late Ming China and Its Influence,” Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 2011, 30 (2): 170-187. (in Chinese)

(4) “On the Composition and Circulation of Jie Xuan’s Xuanji yishu,” Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 2009, 28 (2): 214-226. (in Chinese)

(5) “To Bridge History of Science and History of Technology: A Survey of the XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology,” The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology, 2009, 30 (4): 487-492. (in Chinese)

(6) “The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Its Cooperation System,” Science & Culture Review, 2008, 5 (5): 46-59. (in Chinese)

(7) “The Diffusion and Impact of Western Optical Knowledge in Late Ming and Early Qing: A Study of Sun Yunqiu’s Jingshi,” Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 2007, 26 (3): 363-376. (in Chinese)

(8) “Kochen Chu: A Pioneer for Sustainable Development Undertakings in China,” Impact of Science on Society, 2003 (1): 35-40. (in Chinese)

 

Translation

 

Thomas Buehrke: “The Institute in the Attic,” Science & Culture Review, 2006, 3 (1): 22-31. (In collaboration with Prof. Fang Zaiqing)

 

Presentations

 

(1) “Amadeus W. Grabau and Geological Education in China,” The 24th International Congress of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester, July 24, 2013.

(2) “Western Scientific Instruments in the Qing Court: A Study on Yiqi zongshuo,” The 3rd Templeton International Workshop (Seoul National University), May 24, 2013.

(3) “Scientific Instruments as Ritual Objects: A Case Study on Huangchao liqi tushi,” Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, May 6, 2011.

(4) “Measuring the Chinese Heaven: The Western Crystalline Spheres in Late Ming and Early Qing China,” REHSEIS (Paris), March 15, 2011.

(5) “Transformation and Assimilation: the Response of Chinese Literati to Western Cosmology in the Late Ming and Early Qing Period,” The 23rd International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Budapest, August 1, 2009.

 

Scholarships

 

(1) Andrews W. Mellon Fellowship, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge University, January-July, 2011.

(2) Visiting scholar, REHSEIS, CNRS, Paris, October-December 2006.

(3) DAAD scholarship, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, April 2004-March 2005.

 

Award

 

Zhu Kezhen Junior Award, International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, 2011.

 

Contact

 

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

55 Zhong Guan Cun East Road, Beijing 100190, China

Tel: 010-57552547

Email: scs@ihns.ac.cn