Item description for Translating Science: The Transmission of Western Chemistry into Late Imperial China, 1840-1900 (Sinica Leidensia) by David Wright...
How did the Chinese in the 19th century deal with the influx of Western science? This work deals with those responsible for the translation of science, the major issues they were confronted with, and their views of the impact on their own tradition.
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Michael Alexander (translator) is Berry Professor of English Literature at the University of St Andrews. He has translated The Earliest English Poems, The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment, and Beowulf for Penguin.
David Wright currently resides in Madison, in the state of Wisconsin. David Wright was born in 1953.