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Sivin, Nathan

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Works: 86 works in 236 publications in 4 languages and 6,895 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Conference proceedings  Directories  Periodicals  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Other, Collaborator, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: Q127.C5, 509.51
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The Contemporary atlas of China by Nathan Sivin ( )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains maps and information on the geographical regions, history, society, and culture of China
The way and the word science and medicine in early China and Greece by G. E. R Lloyd ( )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rich civilizations of ancient China and Greece built sciences of comparable sophistication, each based on different foundations of concept, method and organization. In this text, two scholars compare the cosmology, science and medicine of China and Greece between 400 BC and AD 200, casting light not only on the two civilizations but also on the evolving character of science. Sir Geoffrey Lloyd and Nathan Sivin investigate the differences between the thinkers in the two civilizations: what motivated them, how they understood the cosmos and the human body, how they were educated, how they made a living, and whom they argued with and why. The authors' new method integrally compares social, political and intellectual patterns and connections, demonstrating how all affected and were affected by ideas about cosmology and the physical world. They relate conceptual differences in China and Greece to the diverse ways that intellectuals in the two civilizations earned their living, interacted with fellow inquirers, and were involved with structures of authority. By AD 200 the distinctive scientific strengths of both China and Greece showed equal potential for theory and practice. Lloyd and Sivin argue that modern science evolved not out of the Greek tradition alone but from the strengths of China, Greece, India, Islam and other civilizations, which converged first in the Muslim world and then in Renaissance Europe
Chinese science; explorations of an ancient tradition by Shigeru Nakayama ( Book )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese alchemy: preliminary studies by Nathan Sivin ( Book )
9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Granting the Seasons the Chinese astronomical reform of 1280, with a study of its many dimensions and a translation of its records : Shou shih li cong kao by Nathan Sivin ( )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China's most sophisticated system of computational astronomy was created for a Mongol emperor who could neither read nor write Chinese, to celebrate victory over China after forty years of devastating war. This book explains how and why, and reconstructs the observatory and the science that made it possible
Medicine, philosophy and religion in ancient China : researches and reflections by Nathan Sivin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science in ancient China : researches and reflections by Nathan Sivin ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and technology in East Asia ( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham ( )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and medicine in twentieth-century China : research and education by John Z Bowers ( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cosmos and computation in early Chinese mathematical astronomy by Nathan Sivin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Granting the seasons the Chinese astronomical reform of 1280, with a study of its many dimensions and a translation of its records by Nathan Sivin ( )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction -- Astronomical reform and occupation politics -- Orientation -- The project : origins and process -- The astronomers -- The observatory and its instruments -- The records -- Evaluation of the Season-granting system -- Canon of the Season-granting system -- Appendix A: The instruments of Kuo Shou-ching -- Appendix B: The account of conduct of Kuo Shou-ching -- Appendix C: Technical terms
Chinese science ( )
in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The latest volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial revelation of China's premodern and technological traditions introduces medicine. Five essays are included by Joseph Needham and Lu Gwei-djen, edited and expanded upon by the editor, Nathan Sivin. Professor Sivin's introduction discusses the essays and surveys recent scholarship across the world
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham ( )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Découverte de la Chine ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les régions, l'histoire, la société, la culture, l'économie, l'industrie, etc
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bildatlas China : Geographie, Kultur, Politik, Wirtschaft ( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medicine by Joseph Needham ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Sivin, N.
Sivin, N. 1931-
Sivin, N. (Nathan)
セビン, N
Languages
English (153)
French (3)
German (2)
Dutch (1)
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