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Sivin, Nathan

Overview
Works: 138 works in 443 publications in 5 languages and 8,414 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Atlases  Periodicals  Directories  Conference papers and proceedings  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 way and the word : science and medicine in early China and Greece by G. E. R Lloyd( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 2,014 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 engrossing book, two world-renowned scholars compare the cosmology, science, and medicine of China and Greece between 400 B.C. and A.D. 200, casting new 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 A.D. 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
The Contemporary atlas of China( )

25 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,384 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 )

12 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 751 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( )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 590 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 alchemy: preliminary studies by Nathan Sivin( Book )

16 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( )

20 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and held by 394 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 )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 302 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 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 282 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
Science and technology in East Asia( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese science( )

in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine by Joseph Needham( )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 244 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 220 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 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and Dutch and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and civilisation in China. apparatus, theories and gifts by Joseph Needham( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 36 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
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fu lian shi tan by Wen Xi( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The way and the word : science and medicine in early China and Greece
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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 kaoScience and civilisation in ChinaMedicineScience and civilisation in China. apparatus, theories and giftsScience and civilisation in ChinaSpagyrical discovery and invention: apparatus, theories and gifts
Alternative Names
Nathan Sivin Amerikaans historicus

Nathan Sivin sinologo statunitense

Sivin, N.

Sivin, N. 1931-

Sivin, N. (Nathan)

Sivin, Nathan

Xi wen 1931-....

Xiwen 1931-....

セビン, N.

ネイサン・セビン

南森·席文

席文 1931-....

Languages
English (240)

Chinese (4)

French (3)

Dutch (3)

German (2)