The Emperor's New Mathematics

Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)
Author(s): 
Jami, Catherine
ISBN: 
9780199601400
Date published: 
August 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Jami explores how the emperor Kangxi solidified the Qing dynasty in seventeenth-century China through the appropriation of the 'Western learning', and especially the mathematics, of Jesuit missionaries. This book details not only the history of mathematical ideas, but also their political and cultural impact.