Science and Confucian Statecraft in East Asia explores science and technology in premodern East Asian government, questioning how the Confucian concern for legitimate and efficient state governance shaped the practices of science and technology in premodern East Asia.
Francesca Bray, PhD (1985) University of Cambridge, is Emerita Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. Recent books include Graphics and Text in the Production of Technical Knowledge in China: The Warp and the Weft (co-edited, Brill, 2007) and Technology, Gender and History in Imperial China: Great Transformations Reconsidered (Routledge, 2013).
Jongtae Lim, Ph.D. (2003), Seoul National University, teaches the history of science in East Asia at that university. He has conducted research on early modern Korean science, particularly the history of Western learning and the scientific exchange between China and Korea.