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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 10:00

Tea with Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester

Author, The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom

Embassy of Mexico


Moxige Dashiguan

Sanlitun 5 Dong Wu Jie

Few people will be familiar with the story of the Cambridge don whose study of China's scientific history helped to change the West's appraisal of a civilization once thought hopelessly backward.

In The Man Who Loved China, bestselling author Simon Winchester brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who explored the great question that he made his life's work: Why, in the middle of the 15th century, did China's scientific innovation suddenly cease its spectacular progress?