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||Letter from Francis Maddison of the Old Ashmolean, Oxford, about the identification of a 'Korean/Chinese device consisting of rods sliding on strings'
||Joseph Needham's notes on the abacus from Li Shu Hua's [??? / Li Shuhua] «?????», ('Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology', Academia Sinica, 1960)
||Letter from G. P. Parry of Colchester, Essex, asking for help to identify ancient Chinese methods of mathematical computation for an article 'on the history that leads to the modern computer' and copy of Joseph Needham's reply
||Correspondence with Dr. Jacques Payen of the Centre de Documentation d'Histoire des Techniques, Paris, France, about 'two pascal adding machines' preserved in the Imperial Palace Museum in Peking
||Correspondence with Dr. K. Vogel of Munich, Germany about obtaining a copy of Wang Ling's thesis on the mathematics of Han China
||Letter from Prof. P. H. Diananda of the Department of Mathematics, University of Singapore, about the examination of the thesis of Wen Li-Jung [???/ Wen Lirong / Oon Lay-Yong] and copy of Joseph Needham's reply
||Correspondence with U. J. Libbrecht of Belgium about his study of the 'Shu Shu Chiu Zhang [???? / Shu Shu Jiu Zhang]'
||Letter from D. A. Quadling of The Mathematical Association, London, inviting Joseph Needham to lecture on Chinese mathematics at its annual conference and copy of Needham's reply
||Letter from R. C. Gupta of Ranchi, India, advising Joseph Needham of his work on the history of Indian mathematics and astronomy and asking for any available offprints
||Letter from Prof. Kenneth O. May of the Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto, Canada, about the formation of a Mathematics sub-commission of the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science and copy of Joseph Needham's reply
||Letter from B. B. Cooper of Bishop Walsh School, Sutton Coldfield, enquiring about the development of numeral notation, place-value and the zero sign and copy of Joseph Needham's reply
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Papers of Joseph Needham as a historian of Chinese science, technology and medicine
||Correspondence with Prof. Lancelot Hogben of the Department of Medical Statistics, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, about his book 'Mathematics in the Making'
||Hogben, Lancelot; Needham, Joseph.
||8 Apr. 1959–21 Apr. 1959
|Extent and Medium
||6 sheets; Paper
|Content and context|
Joseph Needham responds to Hogben's questions on the 'Pythagorean theorem in the 'Chou Pei Suan Ching''; Chinese trigonometry; the relation of positional computations and the zero symbol'.
|Hogben, Lancelot Thomas (1895-1975) zoologist and geneticist|
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