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Name: GUAN Xiaowu 

Ph.D., Professor  of History for Science and Technology, IHNS,CAS

Residence: July, 2010– now 

Departments and Research Group:Department for the History of science and technology in China/Center of Scientific Studies on Cultural Heritage, CAS 

 

Profile

Education 

Anhui Institute of Technology incorporated with Hefei University of Technology in 1996, Bachelor Degree in Automobile Engineering, 1989.9-1993.7 

University of Science and Technology of China, Ph.D. in History of Science and Technology, 1996.9~2002.12 

 

Employment History 

Three-Star Auto Limited Corporation in Zhanjiang of Guangdong Province, Assistant Engineersince 1995, 1993.7~1996.8 

Department of the History of Science & Scientific Administration at Inner Mongolia Normal University, Associate Professor of History of Science and Techonolgy, 2003.7~2006.11 

Study Group for the History and Philosophy of Chinese Science and Technology at Technical University of Berlin in Germany, DAAD Scholarship, 2004.3~2004.12 

Institute for the History of Science & Scientific Administration at Inner Mongolia Normal University, Associate Professor of History of Science and Technology, 2006.11~2009.3 (Since June 2008, Deputy Director of the Institute) 

Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science at Berlin in Germany, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, 2007.9~2008.2 

Institute for the History of Science and Technology at Inner Mongolia Normal University, Deputy Director, Associate Professor, 2009.3~2010.6 

Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, CAS, Associate Professor, 2010.7~nowsince May 2011, Director of the Center of Scientific Studies on Cultural Heritage, CAS;since 2014.4~, Professor 

 

Research Interest/Areas 

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology; Traditional Arts and Crafts; Archaeological Science and Technology 

 

Selected Publications  

GUAN Xiaowu, “A Brief Review on China Auto Industry”, History of Mechanical Technology 1: Proceedings of the First China-Japan International Conference on Mechanical Technology, Beijing: China Machine Press, 1998: 461-467 

GUAN Xiaowu, “The Evolution of Chinese Bronze Chime-bells”, China Historical Materials of Science and Technology, 2001, 22 (1): 37-44 

GUAN Xiaowu, “Study on the Origin of Chinese Bronze Chime-bells”, Sciences of Conservation & Archaeology, 2001, 13 (1): 35-41 

GUAN Xiaowu, LIAN Haiping, BAI Rongjin, LIU Xu, HUA Jueming, “Study on Techniques of Making Inscriptions on the Bronze Bells of Su, Marquis of Jin”, Collections of International Colloquium on the Bronzes Discovered in the Tomb of Marquis Jin, Shanghai Painting and Calligraphy Press, 2002: 331-345 

GUAN Xiaowu, LI Di, “An Investigation on the Techniques and Skills of Making Mongolia Yurts in the Zhenglan-qi Mongolia Yurts Factory”, Journal of Guangxi University for Nationalities Natural Science Edition, 2006, 12 (2): 49-52 

GUAN Xiaowu, “A History of Manufacture and Research of Automobiles in China from 1912 to 1949”, Journal of Inner Mongolia Normal University Natural Science Edition, 2006, 35 (4): 504-508 

GUAN Xiaowu, ”The Research History for Substituting Ni-Cr Alloy in China during the 1950s”, Journal of Inner Mongolia Normal University Natural Science Edition, 2007, 36 (2): 231-235 

GUAN Xiaowu, DONG Jie, HUANG Xing, FENG Cheng, “An Investigation on the Traditional Crafts of Making Mongolia Leather Footgear”, The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology, 2007, 28 (3): 241-254 

GUAN Xiaowu, “An Interpretation on the Temperament Lengths recorded in lüshu of Shi Ji”, Journal of Inner Mongolia Normal University Natural Science Edition, 2007, 36 (6): 754-757 

GUAN Xiaowu, “A Brief Review on the Study, Make and Application of Chinese Bronze Chime bells after Qing Dynasty”, Journal of Inner Mongolia Normal University Natural Science Edition, 2008, 37 (3): 427-434 

GUAN Xiaowu, “An Interpretation of a Shui Lun FuRhapsody on Waterwheel)”, International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms-Proceedings of HMM 2008, Springer Science and Business Media B.V. 2009: 215-224 

GUAN Xiaowu, HUANG Xing, “A Study on the Watermills in Jia-Mi of Tibet & the Customs for Making Use of Zanba an Tibetan food made of highland barley)”, Studies in the History of Technology: New Perspectives from Anthropology, Folklore and Industrial Archaeology, Beijing Institute of Technology Press, 2009: 119-137 

GUAN Xiaowu, “An Investigation on the Traditional Crafts of Making Mongolia Horse-head Stringed Musical Instrument”, Technology: History and Heritage, Beijing: Chinese Agricultural Science and Technology Press, 2010: 322-331 

GUO Shirong, YI Degang, GUAN Xiaowu, “An Investigation on the Arts and Crafts of Making Mongolia Lele Cart”, Journal of Guangxi University for Nationalities Natural Science Edition, 2012, 18 (2): 12-15, 31

HAN Jianping, ZHANG Hao, GUAN Xiaowu eds. Technical Heritage and Scientific tradition. Beijing: China Science and Technology Press, 2013 

GUAN Xiaowu. Tracing the Origin and Development: A History Written by Chinese Bronze Chime Bells. Zhengzhou: Daxiang Press, 2013 

GUAN Xiaowu.Study on the Manufacture and Application of Bronze Chime Bells in Han Dynasty. Journal of Guangxi University for Nationalities Natural Science Edition, 2014, 20(1): 27-36 

HUA Jueming, LI Jinsong, WANG Lianhai, GUAN Xiaowu, ZHAO Hansheng, LUO Xingbo. Chinese Handicrafts. Zhengzhou: Daxiang Press, 2014 

GUAN Xiaowu. A Study of Zhuoyu Tu in Tian Gong Kai Wu. The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology, 2014, 35(4): 385-396 

GUAN Xiaowu, LIU Yanqi, WU Shilei, ZHANG Bingjun. Investigating the Function of the Ring Polish Stones Unearthed at Baojingwan Prehitoric Site in Zhuhai. Proceedings of the International Conference on Prehistoric Rotary Technology and Related Issues at Hac Sa, Macao. Macao: Department of Cultural Activities and Recreation, Civic and Municipal Affairs of Macao Special Administrative Region, 2014: 252-267 

ZHANG Baichun, HUA Jueming, GUAN Xiaowu. Reflecting on the Cognitive Problems, Methodology and Major Research Topics as to the Research of Significant Scientific and Technological Achievements in Ancient China. Technological Inheritance and Social Cognition, Beijing: China Science and Technology Press, 2015: 3-14 

WU Yuxin, GUAN Xiaowu. A Brief History: the Rise, Growth and Decline of Gas Lighting. Technological Inheritance and Social Cognition, Beijing: China Science and Technology Press, 2015: 69-79

 

 

Professional Memberships 

member of Chinese Society for the History of Science and Technology 

member of the Special Committee for the History of Technology 

member of the Special Committee for Chinese Traditional Arts and Crafts 

member of the Special Committee for the History of Science and Technology in Minority Ethnic Groups 

 

Talks and Presentations  

2010, 10 Beijing, IFToMM Workshop on HMMS, Present in the topic of The Ways to Transmit, Preserve and Perform the Technical Knowledge in the Evolution of the Grand Waterwheel of Lanzhou 

2011, 11 Kaohsiung city in Taiwan, 2011 Cross-Strait Conference on Science and Technology Heritage, Present in the topic of A Study on Chinese Traditional Waterwheels 

2013, 6 Hac Sa in Macao, International Conference on Prehistoric Rotary Technology and Related Issues, Present in the topic of Investigating the Function of the Ring Polish Stones Unearthed at Baojingwan Prehistoric Site in Zhuhai 

 

Contact 

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

No. 55 Zhong-Guan-Cun East Road  

Beijing, 100190

P. R. China 

Email:gxiaowu@ihns.ac.cn 

Phone number: 0086-10-57552574