Chinese Mathematical Astrology: Reaching Out to the Stars by Ho Peng YokeChinese Mathematical Astrology: Reaching Out to the Stars by Ho Peng Yoke

Chinese Mathematical Astrology: Reaching Out to the Stars

byHo Peng YokeEditorHo Peng Yoke

Hardcover | June 24, 2003

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Though there are a number of well-written works on Chinese divination, there are none that deal with the three sophisticated devices that were employed by the Chinese Astronomical Bureau in the eleventh century and for hundreds of years thereafter. Chinese experts applied the methods associated with these devices to both weather forecasting and to the interpretation of human affairs.

Hidden by a veil of secrecy, these methods have always been relatively little known other than by their names. The first work in any language to explore these three methods, known as sanshi (three cosmic boards), this book sheds light on a topic which has been shrouded in mystery for centuries, having been kept secret for many years by the Chinese Astronomical Bureau.

Ho Peng Yoke has published widely on Chinese alchemy, astronomy, divination and mathematics. He has occupied senior academic positions in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Australia and Hong Kong before becoming the Director of the Needham Research Institute in 1990. He is an academician of the Australian Academy of Humanities, Academia Sinica ...
Title:Chinese Mathematical Astrology: Reaching Out to the StarsFormat:HardcoverPublished:June 24, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415297591

ISBN - 13:9780415297592


Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Fundamental Principles  3. TheTaiyiSystem in the Three Cosmic Boards: Method of theTaiyiDeity  4.Qimen Dunjia: Strange Gates, Escaping Techniques  5.Liuren: The Art of the Six Yang Waters