A Chinese Eratosthenes of the Flat Earth: A Study of a Fragment of Cosmology in Huai Nan Tzu

@article{Cullen1976ACE,
  title={A Chinese Eratosthenes of the Flat Earth: A Study of a Fragment of Cosmology in Huai Nan Tzu},
  author={Christopher Cullen},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={1976},
  volume={39},
  pages={106 - 127}
}
  • C. Cullen
  • Published 1 February 1976
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
This paper attempts to deal with a short passage found at the end of the third chapter of the Huai Nan tzu book, a compendium of learning assembled in about 120 B.c. under the patronage of the prince Liu An I first became interested in it after reading the tantalizing reference in Needham (SCC, III, 224). (It occurs to me that the preceding sentence or some variant of it is likely to occur in learned journals with a high frequency for the next 50 years at least.) My first efforts to understand… 
7 Citations
A "Chinese Eratosthenes" Reconsidered: Chinese and Greek Calculations and Categories
[Lisa Raphals is Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Riverside. She is author of Knowing Words: Wisdom and Cunning in the Classical Traditions of China
Annual Bibliography: Western Language Studies of Early China 1976-1977
  • History
    Early China
  • 1977
The long delays affecting the annual Bibliography of Asian Studies published by the AAS, to say nothing of the notable omissions (such as the Journal of the American Oriental Society) in the coverage
The Expansion of Experiential Spaces Over History
Besides the reflection on representations of existing spatial knowledge, the expansion of spaces of experience is a motor for conceptual development, whether these are the geographical spaces known
A bibliographical study of western publications (1800-1985) on traditional Chinese science
This bibliographical study is designed to: (i) identify Western- language works published between 1800 and 1985 that deal specifically with traditional Chinese science and are written by those best
Daoism and Science
This chapter addresses relations or connection between early Daoist philosophy and science. It addresses three issues. The first section asks what we mean by Daoism and what we mean by science. The

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 13 REFERENCES
History of the Planetary Systems from Thales to Kepler
BY the publication of this masterly account of the development of cosmogonic ideas and the history of planetary systems from the early dawn of Greek philosophy to the final establishment of the
Imn Mng g^ ;gjj. SPTK. Translated by A. Forke as Lun-Mng, philosophical essays of Wang Ch'ung
    The heavenly cover
    • Observatory, LXI
    • 1938
    Chou pei suan ching ffl ffl ^f[ @ . ?First century B.C. Author unknown. SPTK; also in Ch'ien Pao-tsung
    • 1963
    fl* flf • 1935. Mo-ching i-chieh j §| ^ ^ f$
      Suan ching shih shu jf[ gg -f-^f
      • 1963
      Huai Nan tzu t'ien wen hsun pu chu $£ ^ =f-^ ~% jjj|| £g j £
        Compiled by Wei Cheng §g ^ and others, A.D. 636-56
        • 1973
        ...
        ...