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《Journal of Inner Mongolia Normal University(Natural Science Edition)》 2007-06
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Study on Scientific Translation of The Students' Textbook of Electricity(Dianxue) in the Late Qing

LI Yan,FENG Li-sheng (Institute for History of Science and Technology and Ancient Texts,Tsinghua University,Beijing 100084,China)  
The Students' Textbook of Electricity,which was translated into Chinese in the late Qing period,was the first full-scale and systemic book as we know intending to introduce the history and actuality of western electromagnetism.This book took an important part in the Chinese modern history of Physics and Science communication.Considering that there are not any special research on this book,this paper is going to make some study on the The Students' Textbook of Electricity and its Chinese version for the first time.Firstly,the thesis will introduce the background of that age and the general situation of the writers of the book.Then it will compare the two version of the book to summarize the various knowledge and techniques in the book.The method of translation will be concerned as well as a proper evaluation.Finally,it will make a comparison between this book and other translated scientific books before or after it to find some creative fruits and directive effect for latter works,and summarize its effect on the history of science during the late Qing period.
【Fund】: 教育部新世纪优秀人才支持计划课题(NCET-04-0069)
【CateGory Index】: O441.1-09
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