Prof. Dr. Ping-yi Chu

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Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"

Chinese personal name: 祝平一

Home Institution: Academia Sinica (Taiwan)

IKGF Visiting Fellow April 2011 - March 2012

(Last change of profile by end of stay.)

IKGF Research Project:
Studying the Past to Decode the Future: The Jesuits' Criticism of Chinese Prognostications

I am a Research Fellow at the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. My research interest is how evidential studies was used by Jesuits and their converts and how Western learning was appropriated by Chinese readers in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century China. During my stay at the consortium I research on the topic "Studying the Past to Decode the Future: The Jesuits Criticism of Chinese Prognostications".

Recent Publications:

Edited Volume

2010 New Investigations of Chinese History: Science and Technology in Chinese Society (中國史新論‧科技與中國社會分冊) (Taipei: Lianjing Press, 2010.3)


2011  "Adoption and Resistance: Zhang Yongjing [張雍敬] and Ancient Chinese Calendrical Methods," in Feza Günergun & Dhruv Raina (eds.), Science between Europe and Asia: Historical Studies on the Transmission, Adoption and Adaptation of Knowledge (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 275) (Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer, 2011), pp. 151-161

2010  "Scientific Texts in Contest, 1600-1800," in Florence Bretelle-Establet (ed.), Looking at it from Asia: the Processes that Shaped the Sources of History of Science (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science) (Springer Netherlands, 2010.6), vol. 265, pp. 141-166.

2010  "Medicine Cures Only Nonleathal Disease, Buddha Helps Only Those Who Comes with Good Karma: On the Patient-physician Relation in the Ming and Qing Eras" (藥醫不死病,佛度有緣人:明、清之際江南地區的醫病關係) Bulletin of the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica 68 (2010.7):1-50

2008  "Narrating a History for China's Medical Past: Christianity, Natural Philosophy and History in Wang Honghan's Gujin yishi (Medical History Past and Present)," East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, 28: 14-25.

2007  "Jingzhuan Zhongshuo: Joseph de Prémare's History of the Chinese Classics," (經傳眾說:馬若瑟的中國經學史) Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica Sinica (中央研究院歷史語言研究所集刊) 78.3 (2007),pp. 435-472.

2007  "Archiving Knowledge: A Life History of the Chongzhen lishu (Calendrical Treatises of the Chongzhen Reign)," Extrême-Orient, Extrême-Occident (Spring, 2007), 159-84.