INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION IN CHINA
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“Above all, China’s technological superiority in Tang and Song times was aided by its powerful, centralized imperial state.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why?
Historian Joseph Needham asks, “If the Chinese were so advanced in antiquity and the Middle Ages, how was it that the Scientific Revolution . . . happened only in Europe?” Using these sources and your background knowledge, try to answer Needham’s question.
This title is part of the series: DEBATING THE DOCUMENTS: World History
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