From Movable Type Printing to the World Wide Web: Essays on Civilizations, Cultures and Education

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City University of HK Press, Apr 4, 2007 - Social Science - 252 pages
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A renowned biomedical engineering expert, H K Chang is also a champion of cross-cultural exchanges that enhance understanding and build links among nations and countries. Having studied the social and cultural developments of China and other countries for the past forty years, he narrates in twenty-one articles here his thoughts about world civilizations, culture and life, society, education as well as science and technology, and invites readers to join him on his intellectual and sentimental journey.á






Published by City University of Hong Kong Press.

香港城市大學出版社出版。


 

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Contents

Thoughts by the Bank of the River Nile
1
Thoughts Along the Seine
11
Thoughts by the Ganges
45
Thoughts Along the Bosporus Strait
63
A Personal Journey
83
The Accidental Tourist in Egypt
105
From Zhang Qians Western Expedition to the Factory of the World
111
The World at the Time of Zheng He
121
SARs Version of Cultural Fusion
167
On Models of Cultivating Creative Talent
171
The Brave New World of Learning
185
A Leading University in the AsiaPacific Region
193
The World Wide Web
199
Extensive Study Accurate Inquiry Careful Reflection and Clear Discrimination
203
After Extreme Bad Luck Comes Good Luck
207
Embrace Changes and Exert Yourselves
213

From Movable Type Printing to the World Wide Web
145
From Geometry to Tap Dance
159
A Dose of Idealism
163
Picture Out of Your Life
219
The World is Flat
225
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