A Thorough Collation of Astronomical Records in the Twenty-Five Histories of China

  • Ciyuan Liu
  • Xueshun Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 43)


From the Spring and Autumn Period to the Qing Dynasty, people in China made numerous astronomical records, and a great majority of them are still kept in the Twenty-Five Histories. We have conducted textual research and done calculations with modern astronomical computing methods to test the validity of those records. Results of this collation are presented briefly in this paper.



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 10773013).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Time Service CenterChinese Academy of SciencesXi’anChina
  2. 2.Asian StudiesUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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