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

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Overview

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.

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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.
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