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Sivin, Nathan

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Works: 102 works in 279 publications in 5 languages and 7,178 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Conference proceedings  Periodicals  Directories  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Creator, 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( )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,611 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
The Contemporary atlas of China by Nathan Sivin( )
18 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Dutch and held by 1,510 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 )
10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese alchemy: preliminary studies by Nathan Sivin( Book )
14 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 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( )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 548 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. For two thousand years, a fundamental ritual of government was the emperor's "granting the seasons" to his people at the New Year by issuing an almanac containing an accurate lunisolar calendar. The high point of this tradition was the "Season-granting system" (Shou-shih li, 1280). Its treatise records detailed instructions for computing eclipses of the sun and moon and motions of the planets, based on a rich archive of observations, some ancient and some new. Sivin, the West's leading scholar of the Chinese sciences, not only recreates the project's cultural, political, bureaucratic, and personal dimensions, but translates the extensive treatise and explains every procedure in minimally technical language. The book contains many tables, illustrations, and aids to reference. It is clearly written for anyone who wants to understand the fundamental role of science in Chinese history. There is no comparable study of state science in any other early civilization
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 417 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
Medicine, philosophy and religion in ancient China : researches and reflections by Nathan Sivin( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 289 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 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and technology in East Asia ( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 251 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 )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 206 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 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cosmos and computation in early Chinese mathematical astronomy by Nathan Sivin( Book )
10 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese science ( )
in English and held by 86 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 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fu lian shi tan by Nathan Sivin( Book )
3 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in Chinese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spagyrical discovery and invention = magisteries of gold and immortality by Joseph Needham( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science, medicine, and technology in East Asia ( )
in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Sivin, N.
Sivin, N. 1931-
Sivin, N. (Nathan)
セビン, N
Languages
English (168)
French (3)
Chinese (3)
Dutch (3)
German (2)
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