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Connecting Heaven and Man: The role of astronomy in ancient Chinese society and culture

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2011

Xiaochun Sun*
Affiliation:
Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 137 Chaonei Street, 100010 Beijing, China email: xcsun@ihns.ac.cn
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This paper reviews the history of Chinese astronomy from the perspective of the rôle it played in establishing the Heaven-Man relationship in ancient China, which was politically and morally significant, and which in turn gave Chinese astronomy its most important characteristics.

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Copyright © International Astronomical Union 2011

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