Astrology and Cosmology in Early China by David W. Pankenier

By David W. Pankenier

the traditional chinese language have been profoundly stimulated by means of the sunlight, Moon and stars, making chronic efforts to reflect astral phenomena in shaping their civilization. during this pioneering textual content, David W. Pankenier introduces readers to a heavily understudied box, illustrating how astronomy formed the tradition of China from the very starting and the way it encouraged components as disparate as paintings, structure, calendrical technological know-how, delusion, expertise, and political and armed forces decision-making. As in different places within the historical international, there has been no optimistic contrast among astronomy and astrology in old China, and so astrology, or extra accurately, astral omenology, is a valuable concentration of the ebook. Drawing on a large diversity of assets, together with archaeological discoveries, classical texts, inscriptions and paleography, this thought-provoking e-book records the function of astronomical phenomena within the improvement of the 'Celestial Empire' from the past due Neolithic in the course of the overdue imperial period.

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