Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Diaz, Emmanuel [the Younger]

Reference work entry

Alternate Names

 Dias, Emmanuel [the Younger];  Yang Manuo

Born Portugal, 1574

Died China, 1659

Jesuit missionary Emmanuel Diaz wrote an astronomy book in Chinese, T’ien-wen liieh(1615), in which he introduced the Ming Dynasty to the telescope (but without mentioning   Galileo Galilei ’s name).

Selected Reference

  1. Henderson, J. B. (1986). Ch’ing Scholars’ Views of Western Astronomy. Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies46(1): 121.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA