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The Resource Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity : Essays on the Global Historical Entanglements of the Science of Numbers in China, Andrea Bréard

Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity : Essays on the Global Historical Entanglements of the Science of Numbers in China, Andrea Bréard

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Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity : Essays on the Global Historical Entanglements of the Science of Numbers in China
Title
Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity
Title remainder
Essays on the Global Historical Entanglements of the Science of Numbers in China
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Andrea Bréard
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Language
eng
Summary
The book addresses for the first time the dynamics associated with the modernization of mathematics in China from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century from a transcultural global historical perspective. Rather than depict the transformations of mathematical knowledge in terms of a process of westernization, the book analyzes the complex interactions between different scientific communities and the ways in which the past, modernity, language, and mathematics were negotiated in a global context. In each chapter, Andrea Bréard provides vivid portraits of a series of go-betweens (such as translators, educators, or state statisticians) based on a vast array of translated primary sources hitherto unavailable to a non-Chinese readership. They not only illustrate how Chinese scholars mediated between new mathematical objects and discursive modes, but also how they instrumentalized their autochthonous scientific roots in specific political and intellectual contexts. While sometimes technical in style, the book addresses all readers who are interested in the global and cultural history of science and the complexities involved in the making of universal mathematics. "While the pursuit of modernity is in the title, entanglement is of as much interest. Using the famous 'Nine Chapters as a framework, Bréard considers a wide range of that entanglement from divination to data management. Bréards analysis and thought-provoking insights show once again how much we can learn when two cultures intersect. A fascinating read!" (John Day, Boston University)
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Bréard, Andrea
Dewey number
510.9
Index
index present
LC call number
QA27.C5
LC item number
B74 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Transcultural Research -- Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context
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Mathematics
Label
Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity : Essays on the Global Historical Entanglements of the Science of Numbers in China, Andrea Bréard
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Visions of Antiquity -- 2 The Ellipse Seen from 19th Century China -- 3 Filling Euclids Gaps -- 4 Negotiating a Linguistic Space in-between -- 5 Discourse Transformed: Changing Modes of Argumentation -- 6 Fate Calculation : The Mathematics of Divination -- 7 Data Management and Knowledge Production in Late Qing Institutions -- 8 Data Management and Knowledge Production in Late Qing Institutions -- 9 Visions of Modernity
Control code
on1106169690
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 281 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319936956
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-93
Other physical details
ill. (some col.).
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1106169690
Label
Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity : Essays on the Global Historical Entanglements of the Science of Numbers in China, Andrea Bréard
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Visions of Antiquity -- 2 The Ellipse Seen from 19th Century China -- 3 Filling Euclids Gaps -- 4 Negotiating a Linguistic Space in-between -- 5 Discourse Transformed: Changing Modes of Argumentation -- 6 Fate Calculation : The Mathematics of Divination -- 7 Data Management and Knowledge Production in Late Qing Institutions -- 8 Data Management and Knowledge Production in Late Qing Institutions -- 9 Visions of Modernity
Control code
on1106169690
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 281 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319936956
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-93
Other physical details
ill. (some col.).
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1106169690

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