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“International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms 2008 took place from November 11-14 at the National Cheng Kung University … . Chinese and Japanese scientists introducing the results of their research in English, makes a great deal of detailed knowledge … to the western reader for the first time. … is valuable for all students of Asian history willing to broaden their horizons, and … for any other reader to get detailed insights into the world of the history of technology in East Asia.” (Alexander Jost, East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, Issue 33, 2011)