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Chinese mathematical astrology : reaching out to the stars

Author: Peng Yoke Ho
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
Series: Needham Research Institute series.
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"The ability to predict has always been, and remains, an important aim of science. In traditional China, astronomers devised methods of divination that were not only applied to natural events such as weather forecasting, but also to mundane human affairs. The three most sophisticated devices were shrouded in clouds of secrecy. During the eleventh century and for hundreds of years thereafter, candidates were examined  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peng Yoke Ho
ISBN: 0415297591 9780415297592
OCLC Number: 51251860
Description: xxv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Fundamental Principles 3. The Taiyi System in the Three Cosmic Boards: Method of the Taiyi Deity 4. Qimen Dunjia: Strange Gates, Escaping Techniques 5. Liuren: The Art of the Six Yang Waters
Series Title: Needham Research Institute series.
Responsibility: Ho Peng Yoke.
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This is the first book in any language that attempts to make an academic study of three sophisticated devices known as sanshi, used in the Chinese astronomical bureau in the 11th century.  Read more...

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