The Chinese Astronomical Reform of 1280

  title={The Chinese Astronomical Reform of 1280},
  author={Catherine Jami},
THE CHINESE ASTRONOMICAL REFORM OF 1280 Granting the Seasons: The Chinese Astronomical Reform of 1280, with a Study of its Many Dimensions and an Annotated Translation of its Records. Nathan Sivin (Springer, Newark, NJ, 2009). Pp. 664. $69.95. ISBN 978-0-387-78955-2.It is well known that astronomy in general and calendar making in particular were a State affair in pre-modern China. Because of the role of the emperor as an intermediary between the cosmos and the human realm, an accurate calendar… CONTINUE READING