References for Mei Wending

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  1. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.


  1. J W Dauben and C J Scriba, Writing the history of mathematics: its historical development (Birkhäuser, 2002).
  2. C Jami P M Engelfriet and G Blue, Statecraft and intellectual renewal in late Ming China: the cross-cultural synthesis of Xu Guangqi (1562-1633) (Brill, 2001).


  1. P Chu, Remembering our grand tradition: the historical memory of the scientific exchanges between China and Europe, 1600-1800, Hist. Sci. 41 (2003), 193-215.
  2. Q Han, Emperor, Prince and Literati: Role of the Princes in the Organisation of Scientific Activities in Early Qing Period.
  3. C Jami, History of mathematics in Mei Wending's (1633-1721) work, Historia Sci. (2) 4 (2) (1994), 159-174.
  4. C Jami and Q Han, The Reconstruction of Imperial Mathematics in China during the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722), Early Science and Medicine 8 (2) (2003), 88-110.
  5. T Kobayashi, On Mei Wending's works in the Momijiyama Bunko Library (Japanese), Journal of History of Science, Japan (II) 41 (221) (2002), 26-34.
  6. T Kobayashi, Trigonometry and Its Acceptance in the 18th -19th Centuries Japan, Department of Civil Engineering, Maebashi Institute of Technology.
  7. T Kobayashi, Zhongxi suanxue tong by Mei Wending and Calendrical Calculations Books in Tsinghua University Library (Japanese), Journal of history of science, Japan (II) 45 (238) (2006), 92-95.
  8. X Lu and X Jiang, The early calendar work of Mei Wending: LiXuePianQi, Ann. Shanghai Obs. Acad. Sin. 18 (1997), 250-256.
  9. J-C Martzloff, La géométrie euclidienne selon Mei Wending, Historia Sci. 21 (1981), 27-42.

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