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Astronomy and Mathematics in Ancient China The 'Zhou Bi Suan Jing'

ISBN-10: 0521035376

ISBN-13: 9780521035378

Edition: N/A

Authors: Christopher Cullen

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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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Book details

List price: $62.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
The background of the Zhou bi
The Zhou bi and its contents
The origins of the work
The later history of the Zhou bi
Zhou bi suan jing: translation
Appendices
References and bibliography
Index