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DID BABYLONIAN ASTROLOGY INFLUENCE EARLY CHINESE ASTRAL PROGNOSTICATION XING ZHAN SHU 星占術?

  • David W. Pankenier (a1)
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This article examines the question whether aspects of Babylonian astral divination were transmitted to East Asia in the ancient period. An often-cited study by the Assyriologist Carl Bezold claimed to discern significant Mesopotamian influence on early Chinese astronomy and astrology. This study has been cited as authoritative ever since, including by Joseph Needham, although it has never been subjected to careful scrutiny. The present article examines the evidence cited in support of the claim of transmission.

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本文探討巴比倫星占術是否傳入早期中國的問題。二十世紀初,有一位有名的亞述文明學者在其研究中聲稱中國的占星術起源于古代美索不達米亞。這種說法雖然沒有被仔細推敲,但從那時起至今,一直被視為定論。本文首次對傳入說的證據進行了探討。

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David W. Pankenier , Astrology and Cosmology in Early China: Conforming Earth to Heaven (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 444511.

David W. Pankenier , Astrology and Cosmology in Early China: Conforming Earth to Heaven (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Roy A. Miller , “Pleiades Perceived: From Mul.Mul to Subaru,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 108.1 (1988), 4

Otto Neugebauer , A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy (Berlin, Heidelberg, and New York: Springer, 1975), 1073

David Pingree and Patrick Morrisey , “On the Identification of the Yogatārās of the Indian Nakşatras,” Journal for the History of Astronomy 20 (1989), 246

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Early China
  • ISSN: 0362-5028
  • EISSN: 2325-2324
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