Canon of the Season-Granting System, Part 1

Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)

[The Canon consists of seven sections, divided into two chapters. I list them here with the purpose of each stated in familiar terms:

Chapter 9
  1. 1.

    Pacing the Ch’i and Lunations: basic lunisolar divisions of the civil calendar

  2. 2.

    Pacing the Putting Forth and Gathering In: other customary divisions

  3. 3.

    Pacing the Tread of the Sun: theory of the apparent sun

  4. 4.

    Pacing the Travel of the Moon: theory of the apparent moon

Chapter 10
  1. 5.

    Pacing the Centered Star: elements of time reckoning

  2. 6.

    Pacing Crossing Coincidences: eclipse theory

  3. 7.

    Pacing the Five Stars: theory of the planets

In these two chapters I give only technical terms in translation only. For the Chinese originals, see the glossary in Appendix C]


Full Moon Lunar Orbit Summer Solstice Standard Point Winter Solstice 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2009

Personalised recommendations