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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 : 授時暦叢考 /
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

Author: Nathan Sivin ; with the research collaboration of the late Kiyosi Yabuuti 薮内清 and Shigeru Nakayama 中山茂. ; Nathan Sivin; Kiyoshi Yabuuchi; Shigeru Nakayama
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sivin, Nathan.
Granting the Seasons.
New York : Springer, ©2009
(DLC) 2008930769
(OCoLC)262894314
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Sivin ; with the research collaboration of the late Kiyosi Yabuuti 薮内清 and Shigeru Nakayama 中山茂. ; Nathan Sivin; Kiyoshi Yabuuchi; Shigeru Nakayama
ISBN: 9780387789569 0387789561
OCLC Number: 314175923
Language Note: In English, with some terms and proper names in Chinese.
Description: 1 online resource (664 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Other Titles: Shou shih li cong kao
Responsibility: Nathan Sivin ; with the research collaboration of the late Kiyosi Yabuuti, Yabuuchi Kiyosi, and Shigeru Nakayama, Nakayama Shigeru.

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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.

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