Historical Perspectives on East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine

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World Scientific, 2001 - Science - 585 pages
Historical Perspectives on East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine brings together over fifty papers by leading contemporary historians from more than a dozen nations. It is the third in a series of books growing out of the tri-annual International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia, the largest and most prestigious gathering of scholars in the field. The current volume broadens the field's traditional focus on China to include path-breaking work on Vietnam, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, and even the transmission of Asian science and technology to Europe and the United States. Topics covered include: traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, and Filipino medicines; Chinese astronomy; Japanese earthquakes; science and technology policy; architecture; the digital revolution; and much else.
 

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Contents

Kim Yung Sik Fossils Organic WorldView
14
Guo Xuan Knowledge of the Dual Character
51
Lee Sung Kyu Traditional East Asian Views
60
Zezong On the Mistakes of Emperor
69
Kuo WenHua When State and Policies
121
Liuo Boqin The Impact of Local Government
148
Mercedes G Planta Traditional Medicine
157
Luo Guihuan Biology in Song China
182
Helmer Aslaksen Fake Leap Months in the Chinese
387
dhashi Yukio Originality and Dependence
394
Hashimoto Keizo A Cartesian in the Kangxi Court
406
Niu Weixing On the Naksatras in the Chinese
415
Hu Tiezhu The Accuracy of Da Yan Lis
431
Ahn Young Sook A Date Conversion Table
438
Zhou Zhongfu A Study of the Lacquerish Patina
465
Guan Zengjian On Liu Xins Metrological Theory
477

Ye Xiuoqing Regulating the Medical
198
Lan Tuyet Chu An Introduction to the History
264
Tsukahara Togo Westernization from Different
279
Luis Saraiva The College of Sao Paulo
285
Isaia lannaccone A Jesuit Scientist and Ancient
299
Jose Antonio Cervara Two Spanish Cosmographers
317
MATHEMATlCS
327
Guo Shirong The 1nfluence of Yang Huis
358
Chen Meidong On the Basic Rules
368
Wang Ronghin A Reversion Study on the Solar
376
Liu Keming The Preliminary Study
489
Jin Qiupeng Summary of Chinese Ship
496
Guo Qinghua A Traditional Architectural
505
Mau ChuanHui The Influence of Chinese
515
H T Huang Takamine Jokichi and
525
Ishida Fumihiko The Modernization of
533
Evgeny Torchinov External and Internal
555
Wang Xtuoqin A History of DanYan QiuYi
570
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