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Welcome to the 6th International Symposium on Ancient Chinese Books and Records of Science and Technology (ISABRST) Webpage.

The 6th International Symposium on Ancient Chinese Books and Records of Science and Technology (ISABRST) will be held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York on 2–8 October, 2014. This is the world’s largest research meeting for Ancient Chinese Books and Records of Science and Technology (ISABRST). We hope very much that you will plan to join us and many scholars from around the world when the 6th Symposium meets in New York City this coming October.

Previous to the 6th ISABRST, the Symposium has been held at many institutions around the world. The first took place in Zibo, Shandong, China in 1996. This was co-organized by the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences (IHNS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; the Institute for History of Science and Technology and Ancient Texts; the Institute of International Sinology, Tsinghua University (Beijing); and the Study Group for the History and Philosophy of Chinese Science and Technology of the Technische Universität Berlin.

The 2nd ISABRST, co-organized by the Technische Universität Berlin and the IHNS of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, took place in Berlin in 1998, within the framework of the 8th International Conference on the History of Science in China (ICHSC).

The 3rd ISABRST, held in Tübingen, Germany in 2003, was supported by the Department of Sinology (University of Tübingen), the Institute of History (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan), the Institute for History of Science and Technology and Ancient Texts, and the Institute of International Sinology (Tsinghua University, IHNS, Chinese Academy of Sciences), and the Study Group for the History and Philosophy of Chinese Science and Technology (Technische Universität Berlin).

The 4th International Symposium on the Chinese Treatises of Science and Technology and Chongzhen Lishu was held at Inner Mongolia Normal University, Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, China, in 2006, co-organized by the Department for the History of Science (Inner Mongolia Normal University), the Institute for the History of Science and Technology and Ancient Texts (Tsinghua University, Beijing), and the Needham Research Institute, England.

The 5th ISABRST was held in 2011 at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, co-organized by the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Academy for the History of Science and Technology (Inner Mongolia Normal University), Institute of Science, Technology and Society (Tsinghua University), and the Committee for the History of Technology (Chinese Society for the History of Science and Technology).

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