History of Oriental Astronomy: Proceedings of the Joint Discussion-17 at the 23rd General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, organised by the Commission 41 (History of Astronomy), held in Kyoto, August 25-26, 1997 / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $175.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 34%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $175.00   
  • New (5) from $175.00   
  • Used (1) from $290.30   

More About This Textbook


This volume deals specifically with recent original research in the history of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Islamic, and Indian astronomy. It strikes a balance between landmarks in the history of ancient and medieval astronomy in the Orient on one hand, and on the other the transmission of European astronomy into the countries of the Orient. Most contributions are based on research by experts in this field.

The book also indicates the status of astronomy research in non-European cultural areas of the world. It will be of interest to historians of astronomy and science, and students of cultural heritage.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402006579
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/31/2003
  • Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library Series , #275
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Scientific Organising Committee. 1. Oriental Astronomy during the Ancient and Medieval Period. 1.1. The Two Supreme Starts; Thien-i and Thai-i, and the Foundation of the purple Palace; Y. Maeyama. 1.2.Islamic Astronomical Tables in China: The Sources for the Huihuili; B. van Dalen. 1.3.The First Equation Table for Mercury in the Huihuili; M. Yano. 1.4. Three Stars Maps: Result of the Impact of Western Astronomy on Korean Tradition in the 18th Century; Il-Song Nha. 1.5. Projection Methods in the East Asian Star Maps; K. Miyajima. 1.6. Gnomon Measurements and the Obliquity of the Ecliptic; K.-Y. Chen. 1.7. The Legend of Vasista: A Note on the Vedãna Astronomy; Y. Ôhasi. 1.8. Spherical Trigonometry and the Astronomy of the Medieval Kerala School; K. Plofker. 1.9. Astronomical Dating and Statistical Analysis of Ancient Eclipse Data; K.D. Pang, et al. 2. Modern Astronomy in the Orient. 2.1. Philippe deLa Hire at the Court of Jayasimha; D. Pingree. 2.2. European Astronomy in Indo-Persian Writings; S.M.R. Ansari. 2.3. Toshio Takamine's Contact with the West; D.H. DeVorkin. 2.4.The Earliest Evidence of the Introduction of Kepler's Laws into China as is Observed in the Lifa Wenda; K. Hashimoto. 2.5. Tebbutt vs Russell: Passion, Power and Politics in 19th Century Australian Astronomy; W. Orchiston. 2.6. A New Museum of Astronomy in Korea; I.-S. Nha. 2.7. Oriental Astronomy: History of East Asian Mathematical Astronomy; S. Nakayama. 3. Additional Contributions. 3.1. Revisit An Eighth Century Chinese Table of Tangents; Q. Anjing. 3.2.Recent Advances in the History of Astronomy in China; L. Qibin, C. Meidong. 3.3. Eclipse Records in Early Korean History: The Koryo-Sa[prof.S.M.3]; F.R. Stephenson. Full Programme of the Joint Discussion. List of Contributors: Brief Biodata. Index of Authors.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)