The Man Who Loved China

The Man Who Loved China

Synopsis

In sumptuous and illuminating detail Simon Winchester chronicles the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who turned his eccentric genius on the study of China.

In 1937 Joseph Needham fell in love with a visiting Chinese student. He soon became fascinated by China, and his mistress persuaded him to travel to her home country. Thus began his undying passion for the world’s most populous nation.

Needham tackled one of the great, unanswered historical questions: Why did a nation that had invented so much and had enjoyed 5,000 years of flourishing civilization, fail to undergo an industrial revolution, and instead spend so many modern years mired in poverty and racked by instability and revolution? By the time he died, Needham had produced seventeen immense volumes on China, marking him as the greatest one-man encyclopaedist ever.

Both epic and intimate, The Man Who Loved China tells the sweeping history of China through Needham's remarkable life. Here is an unforgettable tale by one of the world's inimitable storytellers.

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Chapters

  • Chapter 001
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 002
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 003
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 004
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 005
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 006
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 007
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 008
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 009
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 010
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 011
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 012
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 013
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 014
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 015
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 016
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 017
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 018
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 019
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 020
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 021
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 022
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 023
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 024
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 025
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 026
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 027
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 028
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 029
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 030
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 031
    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 032
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 033
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 034
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 035
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 036
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 037
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 038
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 039
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 040
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 041
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 042
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 043
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 044
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 045
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 046
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 047
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 048
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 049
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 050
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 051
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 052
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 053
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 054
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 055
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 056
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 057
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 058
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 059
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 060
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 061
    Duration: 36s
  • Chapter 062
    Duration: 01min
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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