CMHS Suggested Readings

Military Technology

The key works are Joseph Needham, Science and Civilisation in China, vol. 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, pt. 7, Military Technology: The Gunpowder Epic (Cambridge: Cambidge University Press, 1986) and Joseph Needham and Robin D.S. Yates, Science and Civilisation in China, vol. 5, pt. 6, Military Technology: Missiles and Sieges (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994). Professor Yates is currently working on another military volume for the Needham project, one that will deal with chariots and cavalry among many other topics.




CMHS Suggested Readings