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Cullen, Christopher

Overview
Works: 33 works in 99 publications in 2 languages and 1,252 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Sources  Horror films  Monster films  Drama  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Instrumentalist
Classifications: QA27.C5, 510.931
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Most widely held works by Christopher Cullen
Astronomy and mathematics in ancient China : the Zhou bi suan jing by Christopher Cullen( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study and translation of the Zhou bi suan jing, a Chinese work on astronomy and mathematics which reached its final form around the first century AD. The author provides the first easily accessible introduction to the developing mathematical and observational practices of ancient Chinese astronomers and shows how the generation and validation of knowledge about the heavens in Han dynasty China related closely to developments in statecraft and politics. The book will be of equal interest to historians of science and those studying the history of Chinese culture
Heavenly numbers : astronomy and authority in early imperial China by Christopher Cullen( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A history of the development of mathematical astronomy in China, from the late third century BCE, to the early 3rd century CE - a period often referred to as 'early imperial China'. It narrates the changes in ways of understanding the movements of the heavens and the heavenly bodies that took place during those four and a half centuries, and tells the stories of the institutions and individuals involved in those changes. It gives clear explanations of technical practice in observation, instrumentation, and calculation, and the steady accumulation of data over many years - but it centers on the activity of the individual human beings who observed the heavens, recorded what they saw, and made calculations to analyze and eventually make predictions about the motions of the celestial bodies"--
Medieval Chinese medicine : the Dunhuang medical manuscripts by Vivienne Lo( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent decades various versions of Chinese medicine have begun to be widely practised in Western countries, and the academic study of the subject is now well established. However, there are still few scholarly monographs that describe the history of Chinese medicine and there are none at all on the medieval period. The collection presented here is an example of the kind of international collaboration of research terms, centres and individuals that is required to begin to study the source materials adequately." "The primary sources for this research come from a collection of medieval manuscripts discovered in 1900 in a walled-up room in the Buddhist cave-shrines of Dunhuang, Gansu Province, west China. This is the first book to discuss this material in a Western language in the century since the Dunhuang library was discovered, and it is likely to remain the only book of its kind in English for a considerable time."--BOOK JACKET
The foundations of celestial reckoning : three ancient Chinese astronomical systems by Christopher Cullen( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning" gives the reader direct access to the foundational documents of the tradition of calculation created by astronomers of the early Chinese empire between the late second century BCE and the third century CE. The paradigm they established was to shape East Asian thought and practice in the field of mathematical astronomy for centuries to come. It was in many ways radically different from better known traditions of astronomy in other parts of the ancient world. This book includes full English translations of the first three systems of mathematical astronomy adopted for use by imperial astronomical officials, together with introductory material explaining the origin and nature of each system, and a general introduction to the work as a whole. The translations, which are accompanied by the original Chinese text, give a consistent rendering of all technical terms, and include detailed explanatory notes. The text in which the second of the three systems is found also includes a unique collection of documents compiled around 178 CE by two experts in the field, one of whom was the author of the third system translated in this book. Using material transcribed from government archives of the two preceding centuries, these scholars carefully document and review controversies and large-scale official debates on astronomical matters up to their own time. Nothing equivalent in detail and clarity has survived from any other ancient culture. The availability of the totality of this material in English opens new perspectives to all historians of pre-modern astronomy
The Mongols by Robert Nicholson( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history and culture of the Mongol people. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
The Suàn shù shū = 'Writings on reckoning' : a translation of a Chinese mathematical collection of the second century BC, with explanatory commentary by Christopher Cullen( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient evil : scream of the mummy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six archeology students are spending the summer with their college professor at an isolated compound near the ruins of an old temple. They are working on an ancient mummy that was found in the temple. After bringing the mummy back to life, they don't realize that he is out for revenge
China : the dragon s ascent by Christopher Cullen( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prison population in 1999 : a statistical review by Christopher Cullen( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmographical discussions in China from early times up the T'ang dynasty by Christopher Cullen( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy and Mathematics in Ancient China by Christopher Cullen( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Application of continuous-flow nanoreactors to catalyst screening by Christopher Cullen( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and medicine in China by Christopher Cullen( )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heaven and earth in early Han thought : chapters three, four and five of the Huainanzi by John S Major( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projections of long term trends in the prison population to 2007 by Philip White( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources, locality and global history : science, technology, and medicine in East Asia : book of abstracts by International Conference of the History of Science in East Asia( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhongguo ke xue ji shu shi by Joseph Needham( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
The Geneva sphere : an astronomical model from seventeenth-century Japan by Christopher Cullen( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Dunhuang manuscripts and pharmacology in medieval China by Shumin Wang( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The arts of number in ancient China : new directions in research by Christopher Cullen( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Astronomy and mathematics in ancient China : the Zhou bi suan jing
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Alternative Names
Christopher Cullen

Christopher Cullen britischer Mathematikhistoriker

Christopher Cullen Brits wiskundige

Kristofer Kallen

Кристофер Каллен

كريستوفر كولين

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