Archaeoastronomy in East Asia : historical observational records of comets and meteor showers from China, Japan, and Korea / David W. Pankenier, Zhentao Xu, and Yaotiao Jiang
- Comets. Ancient East Asian observations of comets -- Notes on the translations -- Modern applications of cometary records -- East Asian cometary records -- References -- Meteor showers. Ancient East Asian observations of meteor showers -- Modern applications of meteor shower records -- East Asian records of meteor showers -- References.
- "Until now, important research on the historical records of comets and meteor showers from China, Japan, and Korea has remained the exclusive preserve of those with expertise in the relevant languages. With a compilation like the present volume the authors hope to ameliorate that situation. Applying the same rigorous selection criteria and style of presentation as in the previous catalogue, assembled and translated here are some 1,500 additional observations of comets and meteor showers from China, Japan, and Korea spanning nearly three millennia. With the publication of this volume, most of the important historical records of East Asian astronomical observations are now accessible in English. The introductions and appendices provide all the required information on specialized terminology, recording conventions, and nomenclature the reader will need to make use of the records." "In addition to being an invaluable resource for professional astronomers, East Asian astronomical records have materially aided the research of scholars in fields as diverse as mythology, medieval iconography, ancient chronology, and the oral history of pre-literate societies. The book should be of great interest to cultural astronomers, as well as to those engaged in historical and comparative research." --Book Jacket.
- 9781604975871 (alk. paper) and 1604975873 (alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- UP-PAT copy: Purchased with funds from the Floyd B. and Naomi A. Fischer Libraries Endowment; 2011.
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