The Resource Granting the Seasons : The Chinese Astronomical Reform of 1280, With a Study of Its Many Dimensions and a Translation of its Records, by Nathan Sivin, (electronic resource)

Granting the Seasons : The Chinese Astronomical Reform of 1280, With a Study of Its Many Dimensions and a Translation of its Records, by Nathan Sivin, (electronic resource)

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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
Title
Granting the Seasons
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The Chinese Astronomical Reform of 1280, With a Study of Its Many Dimensions and a Translation of its Records
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by Nathan Sivin
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
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Sivin, Nathan
Dewey number
  • 520.951
  • 520.95122
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Language note
English
LC call number
QA21-27
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences,
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  • History of Mathematical Sciences
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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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, by Nathan Sivin, (electronic resource)
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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text
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  • txt
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
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2009.
Extent
1 online resource (669 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281954374
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-78956-9
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remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000546263
  • (EBL)418263
  • (OCoLC)314175923
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Label
Granting the Seasons : The Chinese Astronomical Reform of 1280, With a Study of Its Many Dimensions and a Translation of its Records, by Nathan Sivin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2009.
Extent
1 online resource (669 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281954374
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-78956-9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000546263
  • (EBL)418263
  • (OCoLC)314175923
  • (SSID)ssj0000165065
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11152114
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000165065
  • (PQKBWorkID)10125101
  • (PQKB)10411470
  • (SSID)ssj0000770442
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12303798
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000770442
  • (PQKBWorkID)10790449
  • (PQKB)11614240
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-78956-9
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC418263
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000546263

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