Astral Sciences in Early Imperial China

Astral Sciences in Early Imperial China

Observation, Sagehood and the Individual

Morgan, Daniel (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

Responding to monolithic modern narratives about 'Chinese science', Morgan examines the astral sciences in early China as a study in the disunities of Chinese scientific cultures and the narratives by which ancients and moderns alike have fought to instil them with a sense of unity.
Introduction; Conventions; 1. The world below; 2. Observing the signs; 3. Granting the seasons; 4. Reverent accordance with prodigious heaven; 5. What the ancients had yet to learn; 6. Conclusion; Bibliography; Pre-1850 texts and epigraphic sources, by titles; Secondary sources; Index.
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