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Name: SHI Xiaolei 

Ph.D., Associate Professor 

 

Research Interest/Areas 

 

history of technology, science communication  

 

EDUCATION 

 

Sep. 2007- June 2010, Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph. D. in history of science and technology.  

Sep. 2003-June 2006, School of Humanities, Donghua University, M.A. in philosophy of science. 

Sep. 1999-June 2003, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hebei Polytechnic University, Bachelor of Engineering 

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE 

 

June 2016 – present, Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, CAS 

Sep.2010 -June2016 Lecturer in the Institute Science, Technology and Social Development at Harbin Normal University 

(July 2015 – June2016, visiting scholar in Center for Chinese Studies at UC, Berkeley) 

Sep. 2006 – June 2007, teacher as volunteer in Haitang Middle School, Changshou District, Chongqing City (College Graduate Volunteers for Western Region Services Program) 

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS 

 

2014 the travel grant of SHOT (The Society for the History of Technology)  for the annual meeting in Dearborn, MI of US 

2012  the international scholar elected for 2013-2014 of the International Scholars Program of SHOT  

2005 the first prize of the Humanities and Social Sciences 

The 9th “Challenge Cup” National College Students Competition of Innovative Project in Science and Technology, sponsored by the Ministry of Education and China Association for Science and Technology 

 

PUBLICATIONS 

 

Papers 

1.       Shi Xiaolei. Ship-mill and Ship Tilt-hammer in China. Ancient and Modern Agriculture,2016(2):17-22. 

2.       Bing Jiaojiao, Shi Xiaolei. A Study on the Silk Manufacture as Export Painting Collected in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Journal of Guangxi University for nationalities (natural science edition),2016(1):38-42. 

3.       Hu Bohan, Shi Xiaolei. Science and Technology in Pictorial Daily in Late Qing: Realistic and Imaginary Pictures. Journal of Changsha University of Science & Technology (Social Science Edition),2015(6):44-49. 

4.       Shi Xiaolei. The Winnowing Fan in the Wall Painting of Ming Dynasty in JuXian Taoist Temple in Taiyuan City. The World of Cultural Relics, 2015(3):57-58. 

5.       Shi Xiaolei. New Research on the Invention Time of Double-acting Piston Bellows in Ancient China. The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology, 2015(1):72-81. 

6.       Shi Xiaolei. Archeological Evidences of Rice-polishing Device Using Water Power in Han Dynasty. Agricultural Archaeolohy, 2015(1):193-196. 

7.       Shi Xiaolei. Analysis of the Design on the Farming Activities in the New Year Woodcut Nongjiale in Yangjiabu. Art of Design,2014(2):67-70. 

8.       Shi Xiaolei. One Valuable Book on Farm Tools: Shanxi Nongxue Nongju Tushuo. Journal of Dialectics of Nature, 2013(5):36-42. 

9.       Shi Xiaolei. Revising the Translations of the Implements for Lifting Water in the Chinese Version of Farmers of Forty Centuries. The Journal of English Studies, 2013(4):49-53. 

10.    Shi Xiaolei. A Study on Pictures of Yi Xiang Zheng Nong Tu in the Qianlong Reign.Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 2013(1):72-83. 

11.    Shi Xiaolei. Discussing Whether the Cotton Spinning Wheel with Five Spindles Existed in Ancient China. Journal of Wuhan Textile University. 2013(4):17-20. 

12.    Shi Xiaolei, Ren Chunguang. Farming and Weaving Implements in Compiled Works of Wu Youru. Agricultural Archaeolohy, 2012(6):78-81. 

13.    Shi Xiaolei. Using Images as Historical Evidences ——An Extinct Technology of Dragging Boats to Pass Over the Dams along Old Canals. Journal of Changsha University of Science & Technology (Social Science Edition), 2012(4):28-33. 

14.    Shi Xiaolei. A Restricted View on the Society with Collisions of New and Old Thought in the Late Qing Dynasty from the Pictorial News. Journal of Southwest University of Science and Technology(Philosophy and Social Science Edition), 2012(4):36-42. 

15.    Shi Xiaolei. Further Study on the Historical Change of the Hand Spinning Wheel  in Ancient China. Silk, 2012(8):65-70. 

16.    Shi Xiaolei. New Evidence of the Invention of the Roller Cart in the Early Years of Jin Dynasty. the Chinese journal for the history of science and technology,2011(3):343-346. 

17.    Shi Xiaolei. Watermill Technology in Ancient Chinese Paintings. Journal of National Museum of China, 2011(6):47-56. 

18.    Shi Xiaolei. A New Interpretation of the Winnowing Fan in Agricultural Treatise of Wang Zhen. Agricultural History of China, 2011(3):30-37. 

19.    Shi Xiaolei. Analyze an Implement about Labor of the Han Dynasty. Sichuan Cultural Relics, 2011(4):43-45. 

20.    Shi Xiaolei. Study on the Agricultural Implements Painted in the Wall Paintings of the Tomb of Jin Dynasty in Songcun, Tunliu County, Shanxi Province. The World of Cultural Relics, 2011(1):7-9. 

21.    Shi Xiaolei. Further Research on the Mechanical Principle of the Wall Painting Painted Two Hydraulic Trip-hammers and One Watermill of Yanshan Temple in Fanshi County. Studies in philosophy of science and technology, 2010(6):73-77. 

22.    Shi Xiaiolei, Zhang Baichun. Research into the years of putting to use well-windlass with one crank in ancient China. Agricultural Archaeolohy, 2010(4):164-168. 

23.    Shi Xiaolei, Wei Danhui. Water mill’s Production Technology in Huangmatun Village. Journal of Guangxi University for nationalities (natural science edition), 2010(2):32-38. 

24.    Shi Xiaolei. Re-discussion on the Relationship of Science and Right. Impact of Science on Society, 2008(4):59-61. 

Books 

1.     Shi Xiaolei. The Greatest 10 Breakthroughs in the History of Science. Hubei Education Press, 2013. 

2.     Shi Xiaolei. Science, Technology and Ancient China. Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2015. 

3.     Shi Xiaolei. Popular History of Mechanical Technologies. Shandong Science and Technology Press, 2016. 

 

PRESENTATIONS 

 

1.       Shi Xiaolei. Old Chinese Technologies in Sidney D. Gamble’s Photographs; Recent Changes of the History of Technology in China  

  Presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of SHOT (Society for the History of Technology), Dearborn in MI of USA, November of 2014  

2.       Shi Xiaolei. Archeological Evidences of Rice-polishing Device Using Water Power in Han Dynasty. 

     Presented at the 11th Meeting for the History of Science and Technology of Chinese Minority Nationalities, Chifeng, July of 2014 

3.       Shi Xiaolei. New Research on the Invention Time of Double-acting Piston Bellows in Ancient China. 

     Presented at the 3rd Forum on the History of Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Heifei, November of 2013 

4.       Shi Xiaolei. Watermill Technologies in Paintings of Ancient China and Ancient Europe. 

  Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of ICOHTEC (International Committee for the History of Technology), Barcelona of Spain, July of 2012. 

5.       Shi Xiaolei. A New Interpretation of the Winnowing Fan in Agricultural Treatise of Wang Zhen. (above list) 

  Presented at the 8th Youth Symposium on the History of Science and Technology, Qinghai University, August of 2011. 

6.       Shi Xiaolei. Further Research on some Farming Implements in Nongqi Tupu by Wang Zhen. Technology: History and heritage. Beijing: China   Agricultural Science& Technology Press, 2010, 197-210. 

  Presented at the 1st Forum on the History of Technology in China, Nanjing Agricultural University, November of 2009. 

7.     Shi Xiaolei, Wei Danhui. Water mill’s Production technology in Huangmatun Village. (above list) 

  Presented at the 7th Youth Symposium on the History of Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2009. 

    

Contact 

    

Address: Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 55 ZHONGGUANCUN East Road 

Beijing, 100190 

Email: xiaolei@ihns.ac.cn, xiaolei1979@foxmail.com