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Name: HU Weijia

Professor

Departments and research group: Department for History of Science and Technology in Ancient China; the Chief of Office, the Committee on Chinese Translation of Needham’s Science and Civilisation in China

 

Education

 

B.E., Xi’an Jiaotong University, 1982

M.Phil., China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing, 1989

Employment History

Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, Shanxi Mining Institute, Taiyuan, 1982-1986

Research Assistant, History of Science and Technology, IHNS, CAS, 1989-1990

Assistant Professor, History of Science and Technology, IHNS, CAS, 1990-1994

Associate Professor, History of Science and Technology, IHNS, CAS, 1995-2000

Professor, History of Science and Technology, IHNS, CAS, 2001-present

 

Research Interest/Areas

 

History of Science and Technology in China; History of Science and Technology Policy in China; Science and Technology Strategy

 

Selected Publications

Books:

 

1. Researches on the Programs, Plans and Policies of Science and Technology in Modern China, ed., Shandong Education Press, Jinan, 2007

2. Selected Materials on the Science and Technology Policy in the People’s Republic of China (1949-1995), vols. 1-3, ed., Shandong Education Press, Jinan, 2006

3. A Commentary on the Xin Yi Xiang Fa Yao (New Design for an Astronomical Clock), Liaoning Education Press, Shenyang, 1997

4. A Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology in Ancient China: Technology, ed., Liaoning Education Press, Shenyang, 1996

 

Papers:

 

1. On Some Problems of the Science and Technology Policy of EU, with FANG Xinying, Forum on Science and Technology in China, 2013(7): 117-122

2. A Review of the Science and Technology Policy since the National Science Conference in 1978, Democracy & Science, 2008(2): 17-19

3. The Study of Science and Technology Strategy Based on the History of Science and Technology, with WANG Qianjin, The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology, Vol. 28, no. 4(2007): 491-501

4. New Problems in the Study and Reconstruction of the Song Dynasty Water-Powered Armillary Sphere and Celestial Globe Tower, Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, Vol. 26, no. 3(2007): 449-454

5. On the Origin of Armillary Sphere in China, Studies in History of Science amd Technology from 1957 to 2007: Selected Papers Devoted to IHNS/CAS’s 50th Anniversary, Institute for the History of Natural Science, 2007, 213-221

6. The 12-years long-term Science and Technology Development Plan: Planning, Effect and Some Enlightenments, Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Vol.21, no. 3(2006): 207-212

7. Research on the First Science and Technology Development Plan in China: from ‘Developing Designedly’ to Planning, The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology, Vol. 26, Suppl.(2005): 32-44

8. The Great Historical Task of Chinese Science and Technology Planning, Democracy & Science, 2004(6): 10-13

9. The Evolvement of the Strategic Thinking about Science and Technology Development in China, Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, Vol. 23, Suppl.(2004): 1-11

10. Some Thinking about the Study of the History of Science and Technology Policy in China, with LIU Yidong, ZHANG Lihua, YANG Lifan, WANG Qianjin, Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, Vol. 23, Suppl.(2004): 81-90

11. On the Catalogues of Twenty-eight Lunar Mansions and “Shi’s” Asterisms in the Astronomical Books of the Tang Period, Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, Vol. 17, no. 2(1998): 139-157

12. On the ‘Escapement’ and Star-mapping in the Xin Yi Xiang Fa Yao, Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, Vol. 13, no. 3(1994): 244-253

13. The Origins of "Yin" and "Yang", "Wu Xing" and "Qi" and Their Significance: a Study of the Scientific Thought System of the pre-Qin Period, Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, Vol. 12, no. 1(1993): 16-28

 

Translations:

 

Redactor, for the Chinese Translations of Joseph Needham’s Science and Civilisation in China, vols. 2, 4-pt. 3, 5-pt. 2, 5-pt. 5, 6-pt. 6, Science Press & Shanghai Ancient Books Publishing House, 1990-2013

 

Contact

 

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

55 Zhongguancun Donglu

Beijing, 100190

Email: wjhu@ihns.ac.cn

Phone number: +86-010-57552534