The word “science” is an exotic product. It is not a native product of China, because in ancient Chinese there has never been a combination of the words “ke” and “study”.
After the early Western studies came in, the Chinese translated “science” into Gezhixue, Geology, and in the May Fourth period, he was called Mr. Sai and Mr. Sainz according to transliteration.
Then in the 20th century, people gradually adopted the translated name from Japan – “Science”. Japanese scholar Western Zhou translated a large number of Western terms with Chinese characters. The word “science” was first proposed by him.