The 1700s: reversal of alliance?

Catherine Jami

in The Emperor's New Mathematics

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199601400
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729218 | DOI:
The 1700s: reversal of alliance?

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This chapter recounts how, as the atmosphere of the court grew tenser while the issue of his succession loomed, Kangxi began to distance himself ostensibly from the Jesuits who worked for him. He gave audience to Mei Wending in 1705, and started to look for mathematical talents among the literati.

Keywords: Kangxi; Mei Wending; Jesuits; mathematics

Chapter.  9663 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Mathematics

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