Professor Li Di's View on Macro-history of Science

This paper explores the foundation of Professor Li Di's theories and methodologies of the history of science — a view on macro-history of science. His research on the history of science always placed a high premium on theories and methodologies, and his view on macro-history of science was comprised of three aspects, namely, a focus on comprehensive history, emphasis on general history, and his disagreement with the division of internal and external history of science. His view on macro-history of science continues to illuminate to our present studies on the history of science.