Article ID: CBB000952281

Study of the Law of the Change in the Length of a Tropical Year by Mei Wending and Jing Yong (2008)


Zhang, Qi (Author)

Nei Menggu Shifan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)
Volume: 37
Issue: 5
Pages: 698-702

Publication Date: 2008
Edition Details: [Translated title.] In Chinese.
Language: Chinese

The idea that the length of the Tropical Year is changing was brought up by Tong Tian Li in Song dynasty of China. Since the western astronomy and calendar came into China, Chinese scholars had begun to explain this idea in accordance with the western astronomical system. The study on the law of the change in length of a tropical year by Mei Wending and Jiang Yong who are the famous scholars in Qing dynasty is introduced with the commentary of other scholars as well as their theories at the same time.


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Authors & Contributors
Chu, Pingyi
Ben-Dov, Jonathan
Trömel, Martin
Yao, Chuansen
Shi, Yunli
Wang, Miao
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Nei Menggu Shifan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)
Guangxi Minzu Xueyuan Xuebao
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
Xinshixue (New History)
科学史研究 Kagakusi Kenkyu (History of Science)
Columbia University Press
Hempen Verlag
Astronomical chronology
East Asia, civilization and culture
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Mei, Wen-Ting
Jiang, Yong
Yi, You
An, Qingqiao
Jie, Xuan
Kangxi, Emperor of China
Time Periods
Qing dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
17th century
Ming dynasty (China, 1368-1644)
18th century
9th century
Middle and Near East
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

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