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The Resource Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity : Essays on the Global Historical Entanglements of the Science of Numbers in China, by Andrea Bréard, (electronic resource)

Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity : Essays on the Global Historical Entanglements of the Science of Numbers in China, by Andrea Bréard, (electronic resource)

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Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity : Essays on the Global Historical Entanglements of the Science of Numbers in China
Title
Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity
Title remainder
Essays on the Global Historical Entanglements of the Science of Numbers in China
Statement of responsibility
by Andrea Bréard
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Language
eng
Summary
The book addresses for the first time the dynamics associated with the modernization of mathematics in China from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century from a transcultural global historical perspective. Rather than depict the transformations of mathematical knowledge in terms of a process of westernization, the book analyzes the complex interactions between different scientific communities and the ways in which the past, modernity, language, and mathematics were negotiated in a global context. In each chapter, Andrea Bréard provides vivid portraits of a series of go-betweens (such as translators, educators, or state statisticians) based on a vast array of translated primary sources hitherto unavailable to a non-Chinese readership. They not only illustrate how Chinese scholars mediated between new mathematical objects and discursive modes, but also how they instrumentalized their autochthonous scientific roots in specific political and intellectual contexts. While sometimes technical in style, the book addresses all readers who are interested in the global and cultural history of science and the complexities involved in the making of universal mathematics. “While the pursuit of modernity is in the title, entanglement is of as much interest. Using the famous ‘Nine Chapters’ as a framework, Bréard considers a wide range of that entanglement from divination to data management. Bréard’s analysis and thought-provoking insights show once again how much we can learn when two cultures intersect. A fascinating read!” (John Day, Boston University).--
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Bréard, Andrea
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context,
  • Springer eBooks
  • Springer eBooks.
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  • China-History
  • World history
  • History
  • Genetic epistemology
Label
Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity : Essays on the Global Historical Entanglements of the Science of Numbers in China, by Andrea Bréard, (electronic resource)
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https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.eui.eu/book/10.1007/978-3-319-93695-6
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
1 Visions of Antiquity -- 2 The Ellipse Seen from 19th Century China -- 3 Filling Euclid’s Gaps -- 4 Negotiating a Linguistic Space in-between -- 5 Discourse Transformed: Changing Modes of Argumentation -- 6 Fate Calculation : The Mathematics of Divination -- 7 Data Management and Knowledge Production in Late Qing Institutions -- 8 Data Management and Knowledge Production in Late Qing Institutions -- 9 Visions of Modernity
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978-3-319-93695-6
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 281 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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
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9783319936956
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Other physical details
180 illustrations, 54 illustrations in color.
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1108545994
Label
Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity : Essays on the Global Historical Entanglements of the Science of Numbers in China, by Andrea Bréard, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.eui.eu/book/10.1007/978-3-319-93695-6
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Visions of Antiquity -- 2 The Ellipse Seen from 19th Century China -- 3 Filling Euclid’s Gaps -- 4 Negotiating a Linguistic Space in-between -- 5 Discourse Transformed: Changing Modes of Argumentation -- 6 Fate Calculation : The Mathematics of Divination -- 7 Data Management and Knowledge Production in Late Qing Institutions -- 8 Data Management and Knowledge Production in Late Qing Institutions -- 9 Visions of Modernity
Control code
978-3-319-93695-6
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 281 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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
9783319936956
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
180 illustrations, 54 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1108545994

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