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Uniform Title Shōwa zenki no kagaku shisōshi. Selections. English.
Title Essays on the history of scientific thought in modern Japan / edited by Osamu Kanamori ; translated by Christopher Carr and M.G. Sheftall.

Publication Info. Tokyo : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    509.53 SHO    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Series Japan Library
Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangyō Shinkō Zaidan)
Note "This book is an English translation of excerpts from 'Showa zenki no kagaku shisō shi, ' published in Japanese by Keiso Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd. in 2011. The English edition comprises Introduction (Osamu Kanamori), Chapter 1 (Takuji Okamoto), Chapter 2 (Masanori Kaji), and Chapter 4 (Shin Chang-Geon) of the Japanese edition"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-314) and indexes.
Contents Introduction: A Portrait of the History of Scientific Thought / Osamu Kanamori. Section 1. Towards a Chronicle of the History of Scientific Thought ; Section 2. Prewar Trends ; Section 3. Study of the History of Science Gains Autonomy ; Section 4. The Infiltration of "Scientific Politics" and the Disputes Surrounding It -- Chapter 1. Nuclear And Elementary Particle Physics: The Evolution Of A Competitive View Of Science / Takuji Okamoto. Section 1. From the Inception of Quantum Mechanics to the Nobel Prize of Hideki Yukawa ; Section 2. Establishment of a Competitive Scientific View: the Agony of Hantarō Nagaoka ; Section 3. The Development of Competition and the Fate of the Competitive View of Science: From the Saturnian Model of the Atom to Anti-Relativity ; Section 4. The Advent of Quantum Mechanics ; Section 5. Meson Theory, Cyclotron, New Weapons ; Section 6. Research on the Atomic Nucleus and Elementary Particles in Defeat ; Section 7. Supporters of Basic Science -- Chapter 2. The Formation of Japan's Tradition Of Organic Chemistry Research With Rikō Majima / Masanori Kaji. Section 1. In the Beginning: The Promise of the History of Scientific Thought in Twentieth Century Japanese Chemistry ; Section 2. The History of Japanese Chemistry up to Majima ; Section 3. Rikō Majima's Path to Becoming a Chemist ; Section 4. Rikō Majima's Research in Germany ; Section 5. Rikō Majima's Arrival at Tōhoku Imperial University and the Completion of His Research on Urushiol ; Section 6. The Further Development of Organic Chemistry Research on Natural Products by Majima's Students in Japan: Expansion and Limitations ; Section 7. Rikō Majima's Subsequent Research and Accomplishments, or His Philosophical Pathway as Seen from His Journal ; Section 8. In Conclusion--Remaining Challenges Facing a History of Thought in Chemistry -- Chapter 3. The Formation And Development Of The Self-Image Of Kampō Medicine In Japan: The Relationship Between Showa-Period Kampō And Science / Shin Chang-Geon. Section 1. Situating the Issue ; Section 2. The Historical Foundation of Showa Kampō Medicine ; Section 3. The Origin and Self-Image of the "East Asian Medicine" Movement ; Section 4. Eliminating Korean Influence from the New Oriental Medicine ; Section 5. Conclusion.
Summary "This book covers the history of physics, chemistry, and pharmacology in modern Japan, focusing on the 1920s through the early 1960s. Led by the editor's introduction, 'A Portrait of the History of Scientific Thought, ' readers will soon find themselves in the middle of a complex double narrative comprising both 'the telling of history' and 'the telling of the history of history.' In the end, readers will come to understand an intricate historical aspect, made possible through such a grand and meta-appreciation"-- Back cover.
Subject Science -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Kanamori, Osamu, 1954-2016, editor.
Carr, Christopher (Translator), translator.
Sheftall, Mordecai G., translator.
Note Colophon title: Shōwa zenki no kagaku shisōshi (Eibun-ban)
Colophon title: 昭和前期の科学思想史(英文版)
Translation Of: Selected translation of: Kanamori, Osamu, 1954- Shōwa zenki no kagaku shisōshi. Dai 1-han. Tōkyō : Keisō Shobō, 2011 9784326102105 (DLC) 2012504673 (OCoLC)757466442
Other Form: Online version: Essays on the history of scientific thought in modern Japan. Tokyo : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2016 9784916055682 (OCoLC)954219385
ISBN 9784916055613 (hbk.)
4916055616 (hbk.)
9784916055682 (electronic bk.)
4916055683 (electronic bk.)

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