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    • China and industrialization 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      China was far in advance of the West in its technology and science by 1400. Yet the industrial revolution happened in the west. Christopher Cullen talks about some of the possible reasons for this puzzling fact.
    • China in 1350 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      Aboard a Chinese junk, Christopher Cullen explains the nature of Chinese civilization around 1350 A.D. He discusses some of the reasons for the Chinese retreat from overseas exploration and trade.
    • Chinese agriculture 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      Standing in a rice field in China, Christopher Cullen describes the great move south between the seventh and tenth centruies in China, and the expansion of wet rice cultivation. Some of the effects of growing rice on the ...
    • Chinese astronomy 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      Standing in the observatory in Beijing, Christopher Cullen discusses the nature and sophistication of Chinese astronomy in the medieval period. The political as well as the intellectual interest in astronomy is outlined.
    • Chinese Confucianism 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      Confucianism has deeply influenced Chinese civilization. Christopher Cullen describes its effect on education, social structure and knowledge over the past centuries, against the backdrop of a Confucian building in Beijing.
    • Chinese gunpowder 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      The Chinese invented gunpowder some three or four centuries before it reached the West. Christopher Cullen watches a craftsman making gunpowder in China and participates in a demonstration of gunpowder propelled rockets.
    • Chinese weapons 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      From a very early date the Chinese were making extremely sophisticated and standardized weapons, often in huge quantities. The development of weapons manufacture and the threat of barbarian invasions is described by ...