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Dr. LEE Yeung Chung - History of the development of knowledge of technology and science: A collective case study approach
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Dr. LEE Yeung Chung

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This study is intended to contribute in a more systematic and nuanced manner to the debate on the skill-based or knowledge-based nature of ancient technology and the notion of technology as applied science through a longitudinal examination of the nature and evolution of ideas or thoughts underlying technology as they interact with modern science. This collective case study is situated in a wide historical time span to trace the evolution of technological knowledge from ancient to modern times. Early technologies originated in Europe and China will be selected for case study so as to compare the development between the West and the East, and to introduce a socio-cultural dimension to this study.