9781107539013-1107539013-Astrology and Cosmology in Early China

Astrology and Cosmology in Early China

ISBN-13: 9781107539013
ISBN-10: 1107539013
Edition: Reprint
Author: Pankenier, David W.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 616 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107539013
ISBN-10: 1107539013
Edition: Reprint
Author: Pankenier, David W.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 616 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pankenier, David W. wrote Astrology and Cosmology in Early China comprising 616 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107539013 and 9781107539013. Since then Astrology and Cosmology in Early China textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The ancient Chinese were profoundly influenced by the Sun, Moon and stars, making persistent efforts to mirror astral phenomena in shaping their civilization. In this pioneering text, David W. Pankenier introduces readers to a seriously understudied field, illustrating how astronomy shaped the culture of China from the very beginning and how it influenced areas as disparate as art, architecture, calendrical science, myth, technology, and political and military decision-making. As elsewhere in the ancient world, there was no positive distinction between astronomy and astrology in ancient China, and so astrology, or more precisely, astral omenology, is a principal focus of the book. Drawing on a broad range of sources, including archaeological discoveries, classical texts, inscriptions and paleography, this thought-provoking book documents the role of astronomical phenomena in the development of the 'Celestial Empire' from the late Neolithic through the late imperial period.

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