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Granting the Seasons: The Chinese Astronomical Reform of 1280, with a Study of its Many Dimensions and a Translation of its Records

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China's most sophisticated system of computational astronomy was created for a Mongol emperor who could neither read nor write Chinese, to celebrate victory over China after forty years of devastating war. This book explains how and why, and reconstructs the observatory and the science that made it possible. For two thousand years, a fundamental ritual of government was the emperor's "granting the seasons" to his people at the New Year by issuing an almanac containing an accurate lunisolar calendar. The high point of this ...

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Granting the Seasons: The Chinese Astronomical Reform of 1280, With a Study of Its Many Dimensions and a Translation of its Records 2010, Springer-Verlag New York Inc., New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781441927071

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Granting the Seasons: The Chinese Astronomical Reform of 1280, with a Study of Its Many Dimensions and a Translation of Its Records 2008, Springer, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780387789552

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