Tag: Chinese History
‘A bird in flight’: A Note on the Ancient Origins of Kites
Verity Limond retraces the invention and uses of kites, from ancient China to today.
An Lushan and the Fall of China’s Golden Age
Written by Kat Jivkova. The Tang period witnessed an incredible cultural blossoming amidst the pre-modern imperial magnificence, but what proved to be the cause of smouldering away?
Fangcheng Procedure in the Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Arts Revisited
Written by Kat Jivkova. Some historiography has often made a division between Western and non-Western mathematics. Yet, Suanshu’s Nine Chapters suggest so-called “Western” mathematics may owe a greater debt to ideas developed in China.