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作者 Morgan, Daniel (Daniel Patrick), author
書名 Astral sciences in early Imperial China : observation, sagehood, and the Individual / Daniel Patrick Morgan
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
國際標準書號 9781107139022 (alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  QB17 M847 2017    到期 01-31-21    30530001303684
說明 xii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction -- The world below -- Observing the signs -- Granting the seasons -- Reverent accordance with prodigious heaven -- What the ancients had yet to learn -- Conclusion
Challenging monolithic modern narratives about 'Chinese science', Daniel Patrick Morgan examines the astral sciences in China c.221 BCE-750 CE as a study in the disunities of scientific cultures and the narratives by which ancients and moderns alike have fought to instil them with a sense of unity. The book focuses on four unifying 'legends' recounted by contemporary subjects: the first two, redolent of antiquity, are the 'observing of signs' and 'granting of seasons' by ancient sage kings; and the other two, redolent of modernity, involve the pursuit of 'accuracy' and historical 'accumulation' to this end. Juxtaposing legend with the messy realities of practice, Morgan reveals how such narratives were told, imagined, and re-imagined in response to evolving tensions. He argues that, whether or not 'empiricism' and 'progress' are real, we must consider the real effects of such narratives as believed in and acted upon in the history of astronomy in China
主題 Astronomy -- China -- History
Astronomy, Ancient -- China
Astronomical instruments -- China -- History
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