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Sivin, Nathan

Overview
Works: 84 works in 414 publications in 6 languages and 8,214 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Atlases  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Directories  Observations  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: Q127.C5, 509.51
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Most widely held works about Nathan Sivin
 
Most widely held works by Nathan Sivin
The Contemporary atlas of China( )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Dutch and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains maps and information on the geographical regions, history, society, and culture of China
Chinese science; explorations of an ancient tradition by Shigeru Nakayama( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way and the word : science and medicine in early China and Greece by G. E. R Lloyd( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 642 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 alchemy: preliminary studies by Nathan Sivin( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )

151 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial revelation of China's premodern scientific 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. The essays offer broad and readable accounts of medicine in culture, including hygiene and preventive medicine, forensic medicine and immunology. Professor Sivin's extensive introduction discusses these essays, placing them in their historical and medical context, and surveys recent medical discoveries from China, Japan, Europe and the United States
Medicine, philosophy and religion in ancient China : researches and reflections by Nathan Sivin( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science in ancient China : researches and reflections by Nathan Sivin( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and technology in East Asia( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional medicine in contemporary China : a partial translation of Revised outline of Chinese medicine (1972) : with an introductory study on change in present day and early medicine by Nathan Sivin( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 222 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

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( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 152 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 working group, the observatory and the science that made it possible
Chinese science( )

in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmos and computation in early Chinese mathematical astronomy by Nathan Sivin( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Découverte de la Chine( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les régions, l'histoire, la société, la culture, l'économie, l'industrie, etc
Bildatlas China : Geographie, Kultur, Politik, Wirtschaft( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health care in eleventh-century China by Nathan Sivin( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By examining all the prevalent varieties of therapy from self-care to religious ritual, this book explores health care practices in China, before modern times. In ancient China most people were unable to afford a doctor, even in the unlikely case that one lived near their village and was willing to treat peasants. What did they do when their children got sick? The answer is to be found in this book, which goes far beyond the history of medicine. The author uses methods of medical anthropology to explain the curative roles of popular religion, Daoism, Buddhism, and the therapeutic rites performed by imperial officials. Readers will discover the steady interaction of religious healing and classical medicine in this culture. This highly readable book builds on over forty years of study and analysis of early liturgical and medical writings, and a wide variety of other sources. Its focus on the eleventh century throws new light on a period of rapid transition in many aspects of therapy, and it will appeal to scholars and general readers alike
The contemporary atlas of china, edited by f. wood by Nathan Sivin( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spagyrical discovery and invention = apparatus, theories and gifts by Joseph Needham( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, medicine, and technology in East Asia( )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The way and the word : science and medicine in early China and Greece
Alternative Names
Nathan Sivin Amerikaans historicus

Sivin, N.

Sivin, N. 1931-

Sivin, N. (Nathan)

Sivin, Nathan

Xi wen 1931-....

Xiwen 1931-....

セビン, N.

南森·席文

席文 1931-....

Languages
English (318)

Chinese (4)

French (3)

Italian (3)

Dutch (3)

German (2)

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Science and civilisation in ChinaGranting 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 kaoSpagyrical discovery and invention = apparatus, theories and giftsScience and civilisation in China