Published: Thursday, May 25, 2006
Associate Researcher in the Institute of History and Philogy, Acdemia Sincia, Taipei. Among his research interests are science in the late-Ming and early-Qing era, medical knowledge and Confucianism, and the calendar controversy at the Qing court. His publications include "Western Astronomy and Evidential Study: Tai Chen on Astronomy" in Current Perspectives in the History of Science in East Asia (Yung Sik Kim and Francesca Bray, eds.; Seoul: Seoul National University Press, 1999); "Trust, Instruments, and Cross-Cultural Scienctific Exchanges: Chinese Debate over the Shape of the Earth, 1600-1800," Science in Context (Autumn 1999); "Remembering Our Grand Tradition: Chourenzhuan and the Scientific Exchanges between China and Europe, 1600-1800," History of Science (June 2003); Speaking of the Land (Shuo di; 2003; a work in historical geography, in Chinese). Dr. Chu won the 2000 Academic Sinica Book Award for Junior Researchers.
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