The Soochow Astronomical Chart

  title={The Soochow Astronomical Chart},
  author={Obed Simon Johnson and William Rufus and Hsing-Chin Tien},
THIS chart and the text appearing with it constitute instructions for an Emperor and were prepared in A.D. 1193 and engraved in stone in 1247. More than thirty years before they were engraved the capital had been moved from Peking to Kai-Feng Fu, in Honan, but in 1267 Peking was restored as the capital. We are informed in the text that before the Great Absolute had unfolded itself the three primal essences, heaven, earth, and man, were involved within it. The Great Absolute evolves into the sun… 
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