Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science, and Civilization

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The Joseph Needham Professorship of Chinese History, Science and Civilisation (李約瑟漢學教授席位) (previously the Professorship of Chinese) is the senior[citation needed] professorship of Chinese at the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1888, the chair was endowed with £2,000,000 and renamed in honour of Joseph Needham 李約瑟 in 2008.[1]

List of Professors of Chinese[edit]

List of Joseph Needham Professors of Chinese History, Science and Civilisation[edit]


  1. ^ Graces submitted to the Regent House on 23 April 2008 (first grace), CXXXVIII, Cambridge Reporter, 2008-04-23, retrieved 2009-03-25 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)