Astronomy and Mathematics in Ancient China...

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Author  Christopher Cullen
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   January 18, 2007
ISBN  0521035376
Pages  256

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This is a study and translation of the Zhou bi suan jing, a Chinese work on astronomy and mathematics that reached its final form around the first century AD. The author provides the first easily accessible introduction to the developing mathematical and observational practices of ancient Chinese astronomers and shows how the generation and validation of knowledge about the heavens in Han dynasty China related closely to developments in statecraft and politics. This book will be fascinating reading for scholars in the history of science, Chinese history, and astronomy.

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