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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

Author: Nathan Sivin; Kiyosi Yabuuti; 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 to celebrate victory over China after forty years of war. This book explains how and why, and  Read more...

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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
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Sivin; Kiyosi Yabuuti; Shigeru Nakayama
ISBN: 0387789561 9780387789569
OCLC Number: 316689064
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Description: 1 online resource (664 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 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.- Evaluation of the Season-Granting System, Part 2.- Canon of the Season-Granting System, Part 1.- Canon of the Season-Granting System, Part 2.- Conclusion.
Series Title: Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Responsibility: Nathan Sivin ; with the research collaboration of the late Kiyosi Yabuuti and Shigeru Nakayama.

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