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Schools, Politics, and Reform in the Nineteenth Century

Timothy B. Weston

in The Power of Position: Beijing University, Intellectuals, and Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237674
eISBN:
9780520929906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237674.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Western learning is an omnibus term, used to refer to academic subjects studied in Europe, the United States, and, more recently, Japan. Sun Jia'nai implied that educational reform itself required a ... More


The Jesuits and mathematics in China, 1582–1644

Catherine Jami

in The Emperor's New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199601400
eISBN:
9780191729218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601400.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter outlines the beginnings of Western learning in China during the years 1582 to 1644, the last six decades of the Ming dynasty; it discusses the Jesuits' teaching of mathematics in China ... More


Methods and material culture in the Essence of numbers and their principles

Catherine Jami

in The Emperor's New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199601400
eISBN:
9780191729218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601400.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The reworking of Western learning by the Office of Mathematics is anchored in Chinese learning in two ways: by a historical narrative and by the central role ascribed to numbers in the definition of ... More


Nature and Nation in Chinese Political Thought: The National Essence Circle in Early-Twentieth-Century China

Fa-ti Fan

in The Moral Authority of Nature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136806
eISBN:
9780226136820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136820.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines an influential strand of discourse of Chinese nationalism in the first decade of the twentieth century, whose major voices included some of the foremost political thinkers of ... More


Turkish Humanism

in East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769747
eISBN:
9780804775755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769747.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the particularities of Turkish humanism as a way of renewing Turkish culture. It shows that Turkish reformers in the 1930s drew on the Renaissance model to develop a system of ... More


Chemical Classification and the Response to the Periodic Law of Elements in Japan in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Masanori Kaji

in Early Responses to the Periodic System

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200077
eISBN:
9780197559468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200077.003.0025
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

The year 1868 is usually considered to be the beginning of modern Japan. In that year the Tokugawa government, a feudal samurai government in Edo (today’s Tokyo), was replaced by a modern imperial ... More


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