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Monday, April 8, 1991 - 19:30

Chinese Inventions and Their Contribution to Western Civilization

Dr. Erhard Rathenburg, Engineer and Vocationalist

Embassy of Romania

Did you know that Chinese agriculture was the most advanced in the world up to the 17th century? That many important inventions were made during the Han Dynasty, and that Chinese scientists have made remarkable contributions to modern natural science? What caused China's scientific decline in Ming times? Dr. Erhard Rathenburg, engineer and vocationalist, with long experience in the field of technology transfer, is going to investigate the question of how ancient China has influenced scientific and technological development in the West.