in China (SCC)
Sciences in Asia
originally trained as an engineer, and holds an MA from
in Engineering Science. He has a PhD in Classical
Chinese from the School
and African Studies, University of London.
He is Honorary Professor of the History of East Asian
Science, Technology and Medicine in the University
and is a Fellow of Darwin College.
He was appointed Director of the NRI after spending more
than a decade as Senior Lecturer in the History of
Chinese Science and Medicine in the Department of
History at SOAS. He has published widely, mainly in the
fields of the history of astronomy, mathematics and
medicine in China.
His publications include Astronomy and Mathematics in
Ancient China: the Zhou bi suan jing, Cambridge
1996, and The Dragon's Ascent, Hong Kong 2001. His
latest publication is a translation of the Suan shu shu
'Writings on Reckoning' (click here ).
He is General Editor of the Science and Civilisation in
series, published by Cambridge University Press, and of
the Needham Research Institute Studies Series, published
by Routledge Curzon.
Professor Cullen is an Honorary Professor of the Chinese
of Sciences, and President of the International Society
for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and
For a current cv and list of publications click here
Professor Christopher Cullen, Director
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