The French news magazine Le Nouvel Observateur relying on my book The Secret of the West (1997) as its main reference to explain the mysterious grinding to a halt of Chinese science and technology in the XIVth century. Followed by a second article on the similar issue for the Middle East. (Shortcut).
(Ursula Gauthier, "La Chine sans Dieu ni science", Le Nouvel Observateur, no 2094-95, 23 Dec. 2004, p.92-93)
China article.
Middle East article.
Magazine cover.

Safety copy of internet version: Jan 2005. PDF File (18Mb). JPG version (16.2Mb) (this page). Source.
The Chine-Informations website maintains a copy of this article.
Théorie du miracle européen

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