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The Resource Astral science in early imperial China : observation, sagehood and the individual, Daniel Patrick Morgan, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, (electronic resource)

Astral science in early imperial China : observation, sagehood and the individual, Daniel Patrick Morgan, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, (electronic resource)

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Astral science in early imperial China : observation, sagehood and the individual
Title
Astral science in early imperial China
Title remainder
observation, sagehood and the individual
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Patrick Morgan, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Challenging monolithic modern narratives about 'Chinese science', Daniel Patrick Morgan examines the astral sciences in China c.221 BCE–750 CE as a study in the disunities of scientific cultures and the narratives by which ancients and moderns alike have fought to instil them with a sense of unity. The book focuses on four unifying 'legends' recounted by contemporary subjects: the first two, redolent of antiquity, are the 'observing of signs' and 'granting of seasons' by ancient sage kings; and the other two, redolent of modernity, involve the pursuit of 'accuracy' and historical 'accumulation' to this end. Juxtaposing legend with the messy realities of practice, Morgan reveals how such narratives were told, imagined, and re-imagined in response to evolving tensions. He argues that, whether or not 'empiricism' and 'progress' are real, we must consider the real effects of such narratives as believed in and acted upon in the history of astronomy in China.--
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Morgan, Daniel
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Ancient
  • Astronomical instruments
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Astral science in early imperial China : observation, sagehood and the individual, Daniel Patrick Morgan, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The world below -- Observing the signs -- Granting the seasons -- Reverent accordance with prodigious heaven -- What the ancients had yet to learn -- Conclusion
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CR9781316488270
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unknown
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1 online resource (xii, 257 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781316488270
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1001372248
Label
Astral science in early imperial China : observation, sagehood and the individual, Daniel Patrick Morgan, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316488270
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The world below -- Observing the signs -- Granting the seasons -- Reverent accordance with prodigious heaven -- What the ancients had yet to learn -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781316488270
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316488270
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001372248

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