Historical Who is Who

NEEDHAM, Joseph

1900 - 1995
United Kingdom
PHILOSOPHY, SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

Distinguished scientist, cultural historian, and international educationalist. His main academic base was at Cambridge University, but alongside these were periods of time serving as British Ambassador in China and as UNESCO’s Director of Natural Science. He was a prolific author including his 12 volume study of Science and Civilisation in China and such monographs as the History of Acupuncture. As a grounded exponent of the desirability of mutual understanding between peoples he excels.

 

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