Article ID: CBB000411108

A Few Astronomical Issues in the Project of the Chronology of the Xia, Shang, and Zhou Dynasties (2004)

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Liu, Ciyuan (Author)
Ma, Liping (Author)


Guangxi Minzu Xueyuan Xuebao
Volume: 10 (1)
Issue: 1
Pages: 23-29


Publication Date: 2004
Edition Details: [Translated title.] In Chinese.
Language: Chinese

Some results in the Project of the Chronology of Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties are obtained with astronomical methods. Four of such problems are discussed in this paper: (1) astronomical attestation of the five lunar eclipses recorded in the oracle inscriptions belonging to group Bin and the dating of King Wuding's reign; (2) the analysis of a number of records concerning the heavenly phenomena and chronological information related to King Wu conquering King Zhou; (3) the study of the interpretation as an solar eclipse of the text from the Chronology on Bamboo: "In the first year of King Yi, the day dawned twice at Zheng"; (4) the reconstruction of the Chronology of the whole West Zhou Dynasty on the basis of the dates and lunar phases inscribed in a number of bronze ware from the West Zhou Dynasty.

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Authors & Contributors
Bai, Gengchen
Liu, Yanqi
Wang, Gang
Ren, Xiaolei
Giovannetti-Singh, Gianamar
Lyu, Xiaolong
Journals
Journal of the History of Ideas
Journal of Dialectics of Nature
Guangxi Minzu Xueyuan Xuebao
History of Science in South Asia
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Studies in Dialectics of Nature
Publishers
Hempen Verlag
University of Chicago Press
Les Belles Lettres
Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
Concepts
East Asia, civilization and culture
Astronomical chronology
Astronomy
Calendars
Science and culture
Cosmology
People
Yi-He
Walter of Odington
Voltaire, François Marie Arouet de
Raleigh, Walter
Mo, Di
Martini, Martino
Time Periods
Ancient
Zhou dynasty (China, 1122-221 B.C.)
Shang dynasty (China, ca. 1766-1027 B.C.)
Qin dynasty (China, 221-207 B.C.)
Han dynasty (China, 202 B.C.-220 A.D.)
17th century
Places
China
Middle and Near East
Mesopotamia
India
Yellow River (China)
Ugarit
Institutions
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)
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