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Dissertation > History, geography > History of China > Semi-colonial and semi -feudal society ( 1840 to 1949 ) > Old Democratic Revolution period ( 1840 ~ 1919 ) > The late Qing Dynasty (1840 ~ 1911 )

Research on Jia Bu-wei’s Studies of Astronomical Work

Author WangFeng
Tutor NiuWeiXing
School Shanghai Jiaotong University
Course History of Science and Technology
Keywords Jia bu-wei Translation institution in King-Nan Arsenal Nautical almanac Table of stars Interpretation of solar eclipse and lunar eclipse Interpretation of sun orbit and moon orbit
CLC K252
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Through the research and collating of the relevant historical documents of Jia bu-wei who was an astronomers and a mathematics in the King-Nan Arsenal. Author attempt to show the life and contribution of Jia bu-wei who was a scholar in late Qing dynasty, reflect the true state of research and the circumstance of Westernization Movement.This paper is divided into five parts: The introduction section introduces Jia bu-wei life experience, Sorting summary the predecessor’s research and expounds the research articles on Jia bu-wei’s thoughts and academic work.The second part consolidation on Jia bu-wei direct and indirect historical data, through the analysis and comparison of Jia bu-wei some controversial or no fixed time demonstrated, and draw a conclusion.The third and the fourth part is Jia bu-wei academic work, including Jia bu-wei into King-Nan Arsenal early conducted through and calculate catalogs work. The fifth part is described Jia bu-wei and his work with the Shanghai scholars in late qing dynasty, from some scholars gather in Shanghai until the early republic translation institution.Jia bu-wei in King-Nan Arsenal take a lifetime journey of academic work, but modern science scholars on Jia bu-wei does not specially and in-depth research. The author in data collection process found some firsthand material also appears some studies mistake. This article trying to detailing Jia bu-wei’s life and his complete contour of academic career

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