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Name: FANG Zaiqing

Ph.D. of Philosophy, Professor

Residence: From April 2002 to now

Departments and research group: Science Culture Group, Department of Western History of Science




Wuhan University, Ph.D. in Philosophy

Sept. 1988-- July 1991

Study Contemporary Philosophy in Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R. China

Doctor of Philosophy, 1991

Dissertation Title: On Normative Naturalism

Sept. 1983-- July 1986

Study History and Philosophy of Science in Jilin University, Changchun, China

Master of Philosophy, 1986

Sept. 1979-- July 1983

Study Physics in Jilin University, Changchun, P.R. China

Bachelor of Science, 1983


Employment History


Institute for the history of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, from April 2002 to now

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, from 1995 to 2002

Institut für Soziologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany, from 1999 to 2011


Research Interest/Areas


History and Philosophy of Science  Science and Technology Studies  Comparative Studies of “Science as Culture”


Selected Publications



Authentic Einstein: An Illustrated Biography about Albert Einstein, Beijing University Press, Beijing, 2006

Einstein, Science and Culture in Germany, Beijing University Press, Beijing, 2006

Scientific Revolution and the Chinese Way (co-edited with YUAN Jiangyang), Hubei Education Press, Wuhan, 2006.

A Brief History of German Science and Education (co-edited with DAI Jiqiang), People’s Education Press, Beijing, 2003.

Scientific Development and Cultural Background, Hubei Education Press, Wuhan, 1998


Over 30 Articles about History and Philosophy of Sciences




Einstein’s German World by Fritz Stern, published by Shanghai Scientific and Technological Education Press, 2005.

Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time, and the Beauty That Causes Havoc by Arthur I. Miller, published by Shanghai Scientific and Technological Education Press, 2003, 2006, 2008.

Out of my later Years by Albert Einstein, published by Hainan Publishing House, 1999. Beijing University Press, Beijing, 2008.

`Subtle is the Lord...´ The Science and Life of Albert Einstein, by Abraham Pais, published by Guangdong Education Press, Guangzhou, 1998, Commercial Press, Beijing, 2004.

Progress and Its Problem, by Larry Laudan, published by Shanghai Translation Press, Shanghai, 1991.

Robert Millikan, by Robert Kargon, Published by Oriental Publishing Center, Shanghai, 1998.

Eighteenth-century Science, vol. 4. of The Cambridge History of Science, edited by Roy Porter, Published (forthcoming) by Daxiang Publishing House, Zhenzhou.




Address: Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Beijing, 100190

Email: fang@ihns.ac.cn

Phone number: +86 10 5755 2563