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The Studies of Heaven and Earth in Ancient China

 Xiaoyuan Jiang


Focusing on the astronomy and geosciences in ancient China, this book discusses the scientific developments and achievements in the past 5000 years, including the ancient Chinese calendar and Yellow River harnessing as well as topics such as military geography and ancient earthquake prediction. This book is the second volume in the series History of Science and Technology in China. 

History of Science and Technology in China is the first series with high academic values on general history of Chinese science and technology, with contributions by top-notch scholars in this field. This 5-volume work provides an encyclopedic historical panorama of Chinese scientific and technological development. It unfolds the history of Chinese science and technology through a clarified timeline from as early as the far ancient times to the very present. This work consists of five volumes:  Origins of Chinese Sciences, Ancient Chinese Studies of Heaven and Earth, High Tide of Chinese Sciences, Theoretical and Technological Development, and Western Influences. 


Ancient Chinese Astronomical Observations Ancient Chinese Calendar Ancient astronomical historical chronology Chinese Ancient Hydrology Chinese Ancient Earthquake Prediction Ancient Chinese Geography China Grand Canal Project

Editors and affiliations

  • Xiaoyuan Jiang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of History and Culture ScienceShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

About the editors

Xiaoyuan Jiang, Dean of the Institute of science history and science and culture, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleThe Studies of Heaven and Earth in Ancient China
  • Book SubtitleHistory of Science and Technology in China Volume 2
  • EditorsXiaoyuan Jiang
  • Series TitleHistory of Science and Technology in China
  • Series Abbreviated TitleHistory of sci. & technol. in China
  • DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7841-0
  • Copyright InformationSpringer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.2021
  • Publisher NameSpringer, Singapore
  • eBook PackagesHistoryReference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Hardcover ISBN978-981-15-7840-3
  • eBook ISBN978-981-15-7841-0
  • Series ISSN2730-910X
  • Series E-ISSN2730-9118
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of PagesVII, 521
  • Number of Illustrations107 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • TopicsHistory of Science
    Science and Technology Studies
  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii

  2. Zengjian Guan
    Pages 251-281
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 521-521


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