Article ID: CBB001450035

Analysis of Spectroscopy Contents in The Diary of Kuo Sung-tao (2013)


Pang, Xuec (Author)
Yang, Xiaoming (Author)

Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology
Volume: 34, no. 2
Issue: 2
Pages: 173-182

Publication Date: 2013
Edition Details: [Translated title.] In Chinese.
Language: Chinese

Kuo Sung-tao (1818---1891) set a precedent of official travel in the Western world as the first ambassador in modern Chinese history. This diplomacy was especially significant for the history of the spread of Western learning to the East. The spectroscopy content in The Diary of Kuo Sung-tao is among the first attempts to learn and accept modern optical knowledge by a Chinese scholar-official. From the angle of the history of science and technology, this article uses the case of the spectroscopy contents in The Dairy of Kuo Sung-tao to analyze the process of how he came to accept this strange thing in order to set a special example for the study of how Western learning spread to the East.


Description On 19th-century astronomical spectroscopy in China.

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Authors & Contributors
Zehe, Horst
Leone, Matteo
Robotti, Nadia
Donahue, William H.
Kepler, Johannes
Hentschel, Klaus
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Cambridge University Press
Green Lion Press
Ashgate, Variorum
Antique Telescope Society
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Foreign relations; diplomacy
Fraunhofer, Joseph von
Lockyer, Joseph Norman
Janssen, Jules
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Kepler, Johannes
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century
20th century, early
17th century
Bengal (India)
Great Britain

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