China A to Z: Everything You Need to Know to Understand by May-lee Chai

By May-lee Chai

Ideal for enterprise and armchair tourists alike, China A to Z explains the customs, tradition, and etiquette crucial for any journey or for an individual eager to comprehend this complicated state. in a single hundred short, reader-friendly chapters, alphabetized via topic, China A to Z introduces a common viewers to modern chinese language society, in addition to its venerable background. Discover:

- Why chinese language names are written in opposite order
- What to convey whilst vacationing a chinese language household
- What the present dating is among Japan and China
- Why you might want to wrap presents in purple or purple paper, and not ship white flowers

With the 2008 summer time Olympics being held in Beijing, millions of chinese language adoptions taking place every year, and China changing into the fourth preferred overseas vacation spot, the necessity for info approximately this complicated nation is bigger than ever.

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Mathematische Werke in der Song- und Yuan-Dynastie Gegen das 10. Jahrhundert unter dem Namen eines Han-Schriftstellers geschrieben worden sein konnte; siehe Qian Baocong: Eine Geschichte der chinesischen Mathematik, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, Beijing 1964, S. 93. 56 Wissenschaft und Technik irn alten China geworden. Sie fand ihre Kronung wahrend den Song- (960-1279) und Yuan(1271-1368) Dynastien, der glanzendsten Periode in Chinas Mathematikgeschichte, in der eine groBe Anzahl von Werken auf hohem akademischem Niveau entwickelt werden konnte.

Wegen seines Rufs als mathematischer Klassiker wurde das]iu Zhang iibrigens in viele Sprachen iibersetzt. Das dritte der Zehn mathematischen Handbiicher ist das Hai Dao Suan ]ing. Von Liu Hui wahrend der Zeit der Drei Reiche (220-280) verfaBt, handelt dieses Buch ausschlieBlich vom Hohe- und Distanzmessen mittels einer MeBlatte. Zur Bestimmung eines unbekannten MeBwertes werden beim Vermessen gewohnlich zwei, drei oder sogar vier MeBlatten an verschiedenen Stellen benutzt. Dieses Vermessungshandbuch schuf das mathematische Fundament fiir die altchinesische Kartographie.

Jahrhundert. icher ist das Zhou Bei Suan ]ing, dessen Verfasser nicht bekannt ist. Forscher nehmen an, daB dieses Buch nicht spater als 100 v. Chr. geschrieben wurde. iber Mathematik im strengen Sinne, sondern ein astronomisches Werk der «halbspharischen Kuppel-Theorie», die sich den Himmel als eine Halbkugel iiber der Erde vorstellt~. Als mathematisches Werk beschreibt es das rechtwinklige Dreieck (gougu ), wie es bei der primitiven astronomischen Berechnung zum Messen von Hohe unci Abstand mit Hilfe von Proportionen benutzt wurde.

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