Tagged: History

New tools to study ancient drugs

Chinese medicinal substances have piqued the world’s imagination in recent years, making major inroads into the global health marketplace as traditional medicines and as inspiration for drugs such as Sildenafil (Viagra) and antimalarial artemisinin. The latter, discovered by Tu Youyou, led her to become the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize.

Interactive global histories

In our increasingly complex world, we are witnessing an exponential growth in the treasure trove of human experience. To access and utilise the entirety of data and information on the collective heritage of humanity, traditional disciplinary knowledge needs to be directed toward a formal science of heritage.

An ode to poet-historian Du Fu

Considered to be one of China’s greatest poets and the country’s first poet-historian, Du Fu (712 to 770) lived in the era of the Tang Dynasty and suffered through decades...