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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 41–64.
Published: 01 March 2012
... by political disruption and isolation from international research, especially during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76). After he studied ancient Chinese mathematics during the 1974 campaign against Confucianism (Pi Lin Pi Kong 批林批孔), he defended its relevance for modern mathematics and set out to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 303–326.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Karine Carole Chemla This article aims at highlighting a radical change in the materiality of tu between the time when they were first mentioned in Chinese mathematical texts in the third century commentaries on Canons and the thirteenth century, from which there are abundant illustrations in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 April 2014) 8 (3): 347–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Jia-Ming Ying Which texts should be canonized, and what mathematical knowledge could be considered “standard,” were important issues for practitioners of mathematics in premodern East Asia. The Jiuzhang suanshu had been listed as one of the mathematical canons in Korea since the seventh century...
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Published: 01 June 2010
Fig. 8 The “ Tu of the sandbank 沙洲圖”, in Qin Jiushao, Writing on mathematics in Nine Chapters, Yijiatang congshu , 1842, chapter 5, p. 13a Fig. 8. The “Tu of the sandbank 沙洲圖”, in Qin Jiushao, Writing on mathematics in Nine Chapters, Yijiatang congshu, 1842, chapter 5, p. 13a More
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 543–554.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Ruey-Chyi Hwang; Zheng-Feng Li; Chih-Tung Huang; Rong-Xuan Chu; Hang Miao; Lu Gao With a background in applied mathematics, Prof. Donald MacKenzie has recently been named among the top twenty-five brains of the financial crisis. He is also a pioneer in developing the discipline of social studies of...
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Published: 01 June 2010
Fig. 10 The “ Tu of the parapet Nüqiang tu 女牆圖”, Qin Jiushao, Writing on mathematics in Nine Chapters , edition in the Yijiatang congshu , 1842, chapter 13, p. 3a–b Fig. 10. The “ Tu of the parapet Nüqiang tu 女牆圖”, Qin Jiushao, Writing on mathematics in Nine Chapters, edition in the More
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 581–584.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Sung-khun Kim KAWAHARA HIDEKI 川原秀城 Chōsen Sūgakushi: Shūshigakutekina tenkai to sono shūen 朝鮮数学史: 朱子学的な展開とその終焉 [ The History of Choseon Mathematics: Development Based on Neo-Confucianism and Its End ] Tokyo : University of Tokyo Press , 2010 . vii + 339 pp. ¥6,800 . 08 7...
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Published: 01 June 2010
Fig. 9 The “ Tu of the observation of the distance of the enemy 望敵遠近圖”, Qin Jiushao, Writing on mathematics in Nine Chapters , edition in the Yijiatang congshu , 1842, chapter 8, p. 21a–b. Fig. 9. The “Tu of the observation of the distance of the enemy 望敵遠近圖”, Qin Jiushao, Writing on More
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 257–260.
Published: 01 June 2014
... that the relationship was the reverse, and that Chinese astronomical knowledge was a faulty derivation from the older Western tradition. To counter this narrative about the inferiority of Chinese techniques, Dai Zhen, the editor of the Complete Library 's mathematics and astronomy section, included...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 423–428.
Published: 01 September 2011
... talismans, mathematical diagrams, and coroner's charts. Following Bray's “Introduction: The Powers of Tu ,” eighteen essays appear under two rubrics: “The Power of Order: Tu as Symbolic Mediation,” which focuses on “transformative,” diagrammatic tu ; and “Picturing Reality? Tu as Technical...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 143–145.
Published: 01 December 2007
... investigation, paying attention to astronomy, biology, botany, cartography, manufacturing, mathematics, medicine, and military technology. Most Chinese and Western readers probably still believe that, with a few exceptions, Confucian literati of the imperial age ignored the investigation of nature, and that...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 285–292.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the role science and technology played in premodern society. The ten essays included in this volume provide different case studies in the fields of astronomy, medicine, mathematics, sericulture, astrology, and botany. Shi Feng and Chia-Feng Chang both look at astronomy in ancient China. Feng shows...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 147–166.
Published: 01 June 2012
... identity Jesuits Western learning In the late 1750s, Grand Chancellor He Guozong 何國宗 (d. 1766) searched for scholars who were savvy about mathematics and astronomy. The Jesuit Michel Benoist (1715–74) prepared an explanation of the structure of the cosmos wherein the Copernican heliocentric model...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 359–362.
Published: 01 June 2010
... alleged failure to develop modern science, instead incorporating a half-century's scholarship into a narrative that covers four centuries of achievements. While Needham's training in biochemistry led him to emphasize mathematized and testable hypotheses and experiments, Elman views science as a body...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2012
... the 1950s to the 1970s eventually propelled Wu, an internationally renowned mathematician trained in France, to espouse a uniquely Chinese mathematics. After studying ancient Chinese mathematics as a response to the 1974 campaign against Confucianism, Wu developed his theory that the mechanized...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Karine Chemla © 2017 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 2017 Before becoming active in the history and philosophy of science, Evelyn Fox Keller had worked in physics, in mathematical biology, and also in feminist theory. 1 Many know about her publications in that last field...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 463–466.
Published: 01 September 2017
... from theoretical reflections to case studies in various disciplines (mathematics, physical sciences, life sciences, medicine, social sciences), geographical areas (Europe, North America, East Asia, Africa), and times (from the first century to the present). To tackle different aspects of culture in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2008) 2 (2): 289–293.
Published: 01 June 2008
... at Mawangdui (168BC). She discusses how textual instructions and practical illustration were brought together. She suggests that texts and tu had to come together in order to understand the encoded knowledge. Alexei Volkov investigates the geometrical diagrams in traditional mathematical treatise...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 327–333.
Published: 01 June 2010
... practice. In Karine Chemla's study of how mathematicians worked, the sole sources currently available are strictly technical, expert texts, namely mathematical treatises and commentaries. These texts do not explicitly address either the underlying rationales for formulating mathematical problems, or the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 561–567.
Published: 01 November 2012
... concluding section, “The Demise of the Cosmos” (64–69), about a revolution in Chinese mathematical astronomy, Sivin argued: “The demand for precision had to win out, once it had been maneuvered into conflict with the goal of metaphysical consistency and unity” (67). When looking back on his essay in 1995...