India’s Contributions to Chinese Mathematics Through the Eighth Century C.E.
The author starts with the role of King Aśoka the Great in the expansion of Buddhism to the whole of Central and South Asia and with that, in addition, not only of the religion but also of Indian culture and civilization. Then he concentrates on China and describes how Indian Buddhist monks carried with them astronomy and mathematics to ancient China. He gives concrete examples to show how Indian and Chinese mathematicians worked on similar problems. Finally, he describes in detail the works of the great Chinese Astronomer, I-Hsing, to show India’s contribution to Chinese mathematics.