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Chinese Mathematical Astrology: Reaching Out to the Stars
     

Chinese Mathematical Astrology: Reaching Out to the Stars

by Ho Peng Yoke
 

Though there are a number of well-written works on Chinese divination, there are none that deal with the three sophisticated devices that were employed by the Chinese Astronomical Bureau in the eleventh century and for hundreds of years thereafter. Chinese experts applied the methods associated with these devices to both weather forecasting and to the

Overview

Though there are a number of well-written works on Chinese divination, there are none that deal with the three sophisticated devices that were employed by the Chinese Astronomical Bureau in the eleventh century and for hundreds of years thereafter. Chinese experts applied the methods associated with these devices to both weather forecasting and to the interpretation of human affairs.

Hidden by a veil of secrecy, these methods have always been relatively little known other than by their names. The first work in any language to explore these three methods, known as sanshi (three cosmic boards), this book sheds light on a topic which has been shrouded in mystery for centuries, having been kept secret for many years by the Chinese Astronomical Bureau.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415863100
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/31/2013
Series:
Needham Research Institute Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ho Peng Yoke has published widely on Chinese alchemy, astronomy, divination and mathematics. He has occupied senior academic positions in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Australia and Hong Kong before becoming the Director of the Needham Research Institute in 1990. He is an academician of the Australian Academy of Humanities, Academia Sinica and the International Euro-Asia Academy of Science.

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