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《The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology》 2007-03
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From Ancient China to Modern West:The Explorations of Academician Xi Zezong in the History of Science

NIU Weixing(Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200030, China)  
Academician Xi's professional experience is briefly introduced firstly. The principle of the articles to be selected into the Self-selected Works is discussed, the collected articles are classified, and an increasing academic publishing with age is also displayed. Academician Xi's collation of historical record of ancient novae and supernovae is then expounded, and his important work of A New Catalogue of Ancient Novae is evaluated as a great achievement in the study of modern applications of ancient astronomical records. A set of papers devoted to the astronomical and calendrial material in the Dunhuang manuscripts are explicated, and these papers are considered to be the footstones and clues for a further study on, for example, the astronomical exchange between China and foreign countries. Five cases from the articles are chosen to demonstrate how Academician Xi applies ‘scientific spirit’ of being ‘fair’, ‘objective’ and ‘seeking truth from facts’, on the history of science study. Academician Xi's study on the history of Chinese scientific thought, his unscrambling of the Needham Puzzle, and his criticizing of Emperor Kangxi's science and technology policy, are finally observed, and it is pointed out that Academician Xi, the author of the Self-selected Works,should be taken as a real scholar, who will never be academically conservative along with his accumulation of academic achievements, his increased academic reputation, as well as his age growth.
【Fund】: 教育部人文社会科学研究2005年度规划基金(项目编号:05JAZH015)
【CateGory Index】: P114-092
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【Citations】
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【Co-citations】
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1 Li Zongwei;THE BIRTHRATE OF SUPERNOVAE AND TYPE I OF SUPERNOVAE[J];Journal of Beijing Normal University(Natural Science);1982-02
2 LI Gang~(1,2)(1. School of Philosophy, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China; 2. School of Law and Politics, Nantong University, Nantong 226007, China);Reinterpreting Joseph Lee's Baffling Problem by Comparing Cognitive Paradigms in China and the West[J];Journal of Northeastern University(Social Science);2005-05
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【Secondary Citations】
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1 HSI TZE-TSUNG (Commission of the History of Chinese Natural Sciences, Academia Sinica);A NEW CATALOGUE OF ANCIENT NOVAE[J];Acta Astronomica Sinica;1955-02
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