|<-- See earlier|
||Letter from David Hawkes of Oxford, raising points about Chinese language relating to the volume
||Letter from Bill Dobson of Toronto, Canada raising some points about Chinese language relating to the volume
||Letters from Angus Graham of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, providing Joseph Needham with references and discussing a possible review
||Letter of praise from Agnes Auban [?] of Cambridge
||Letter from ? of 'Science and Society', New York City, U.S.A. about Dirk Struik's praise for the volume
||Letter from Coching Chu [??? / Chu K'o-chen /Zhu Kezhen] of Academia Sinica, advising of the appearance of review articles in Chinese publications and asking for confirmation of the receipt of Wang Ling's salary
||Letter of admiration from Seung-bog Cho in Uppsala, Sweden and Joseph Needham's reply
||Correspondence with Mohit Sen of 'New Age' magazine, New Dehli, India, about two articles by D. P. Chattopadhyaya on Taoism and Tantrism
||Letter from Leslie G. Kilbourn of the Department of Physiology, University of Hong Kong, about an incorrect reference to Bernard Shaw in the volume
||Letter of praise from Sollie H. Posinsky of New York City, U.S.A.
||Letter from Willard P. Norberg of San Francisco, U.S.A. about the translation of the 'section headings' of the 'Han Code'
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Papers of Joseph Needham as a historian of Chinese science, technology and medicine
||Documents relating to an 'ungenerous' review by D. C. Lau published in 'Nature', 1 December 1956
||Needham, Joseph; Picken, Laurence; Eccleshare, C. F.
||1 Dec. 1956–17 Jan. 1957
|Extent and Medium
||25 sheets; Paper
|Content and context|
The documents comprise a copy of the review; Joseph Needham's manuscript and typewritten drafts of a response beginning 'Few reviews less illuminating can ever have appeared..'; copy of Joseph Needham's letters to Lau and to the editors of 'Nature'; typescript copy of a response prepared by Laurence Picken of Jesus College, Cambridge; letter to Picken from the editors of 'Nature' stating that 'third parties cannot intervene' and that his response could not be published; letter from Picken to Joseph Needham beginning 'Alas! It availed not.'; correspondence between Joseph Needham and C.F. Eccleshare of Cambridge University Press about the review and responses.
|Picken, Laurence Ernest Rowland (1909-2007) biologist, sinologist and musicologist|
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