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Name: ZHENG Cheng

Ph.D., Associate Professor

Residence: July 2012– now

Departments and research group:

Department of History of Science and Technology in the West (Western Department)

Center for Comparative Studies of the Development of Science and Technology in China and other Countries

 

Education

Ph. D. in History of Science, Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, CAS, June 2012

Master of Science in History of Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, March 2007

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Beijing Forestry University, July 2004

 

Employment History

Assistant Professor, Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, CAS (July 2012 – March 2015)

Associate Professor, Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, CAS (April 2015 – now)

 

Research Interest/Areas

Science and Technology in Ming-Qing period, History of Military Technology

 

Selected publications

  • ZHENG Cheng, “On He Chengtian's Rate of Precession”, Journal of SJTU (Philosophy and Social Sciences), 2007, 15(1): 50-57.
  • ZHENG Cheng, JIANG Xiaoyuan, “The Origin and Influence of Traditions Relating to He Chengtian's Investigation of Indian Calendrical Science”, Chinese Culture, 2007, 25/26: 61-71.
  • ZHENG Cheng, “On the Life and Family of Li Zhizao”, Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies, 2009, 39 (4): 653-684.
  • ZHENG Cheng, ZHU Yiwen, “A New Research on Shushu Jiuzhang”, Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 2010, 29 (3): 319-328.
  • ZHENG Cheng, “The Trace Italienne in China: Introduction of European Fortification in the Late Ming”, Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 2011, 30 (2): 129-150.
  • ZHENG, Cheng, “A Preliminary Survey on the Annotated and Emended version of Jihe Yuanben in the National Science Library”, in Xu Guangqi and Euclid's Elementorum in Chinese (Shanghai: Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, 2011), pp.220-228.
  • ZHENG Cheng, “A Study of Zhu Rong Zuoli: Artillery Handbook in Late Ming”, Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 2012, 31(4): 457-483.
  • ZHENG Cheng, “Recently Discovered Documents Relating to Matteo Ricci”, Historic Studies on Macao, 2013, 12: 164-172.
  • ZHENG Cheng, “The Introduction and Development of European Cannon (Fagong) in the 16-17th Century China”, Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 2013, 32(4): 504-522.
  • ZHENG Cheng, “The Textual History of Wujing Zongyao”, in Siku Wencong vol. 2 (Shanghai: Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, 2014), pp. 93-108.
  • ZHENG Cheng, “Bo Jue and his Astronomical Works”, The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology, 2015, 36(2): 142-157.
  • ZHENG Cheng, "Some Notes on the European Cannon in the Battle of Ningyuan 1626," in Studies on the History of Technology in Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Proceedings of the 3rd Forum on the History of Technology in China (Hefei: Press of University of Science and Technology of China, 2015), pp. 225-228.
  • ZHENG Cheng, "From Folangji to Yegong pao: the Evolution of Firearms in the Later Period of Ming Dynasty" in Proceedings of the 7th Forum of Chinese and Japanese Scholars on the History of Ancient China (Beijing: China Social Sciences Press, 2016), pp. 285-335.
  • ZHENG Cheng, “Notes on the History of Firearms in China: Fire-Drake Manual and Fireworks Craftsman”, Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 2016, 35(4): 439-450.
  • ZHENG Cheng, “The Chinese Sources of Ming dynasty on the Imjin war", Essays in Ming History, 2016, Issue 15, Beijing: China Social Sciences Press, 2016, pp. 185-198.
  • ZHENG Cheng, "The Introduction of European Fortification in the Late Ming Period", translated into English by YU Yueyuan, Chinese Annals of History of Science and Technology, Dec. 2017, 1 (2): 18-70.
  • ZHENG Cheng, ZHANG Xiaojing, "Notes on Five Song and Yuan editions of Haiyuan Pavilion Collection in the Russian State Library", Bibliographical Studies of Traditional Chinese Texts, No. 8, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2018, pp. 373-392.
  • ZHENG Cheng, "Steamships in China before the First Opium War", National Maritime Research, No. 21, Shanghai: Shanghai Guji Press, 2018, pp. 134-149.
  • ZHENG Cheng, "A Research on the Shuiche tushuo and K. A. Skachkov's Study of Chinese Agriculture", The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology, 2019, 40(4): 412-429.

 

Books

(明)祁承火業撰,鄭誠整理,澹生堂讀書記 澹生堂藏書目,中國歷代書目題跋叢書(第四輯),上海:上海古籍出版社,2015。

The Selected Essays, Letters, and Diaries of the 17th century Bibliophile Qi Chenghan and the Catalogue of his Library (Danshengtang), compiled by Zheng Cheng, Shanghai: Shanghai Guji Press, 2015.】

(宋)曾公亮等撰,鄭誠整理,武經總要前集,中國科技典籍選刊(第二輯),長沙:湖南科學技術出版社,2017。

【A new critical edition of Wujing zongyao qianji (Complete essentials of the military classics: part one), edited by Zheng Cheng, in Zhongguo keji dianji xuankan (Selection of classical works on Chinese science and technology) series 2, Changsha: Hunan Science and Technology Press, 2017.】

(明)李之藻撰,鄭誠輯校,李之藻集,北京:中華書局,2018。

The collected works of Li Zhizao, compiled by Zheng Cheng, Beijing: Zhonghua Book Co., 2018.】

(明)趙士楨等撰,鄭誠整理,明清稀見兵書四種(全二冊),中國科技典籍選刊(第三輯),長沙:湖南科學技術出版社,2018。

【A new critical edition of four rare military books during the Ming-Qing period. edited by Zheng Cheng, in Zhongguo keji dianji xuankan (Selection of classical works on Chinese science and technology) series 3, Changsha: Hunan Science and Technology Press, 2018.】

(明)何良燾等撰,鄭誠整理,明清之際西法軍事技術文獻選輯,中國科技典籍選刊(第四輯),長沙:湖南科學技術出版社,2019。

A selection of Chinese treatises on European military technology during the Ming-Qing transition period. edited by Zheng Cheng, in Zhongguo keji dianji xuankan (Selection of classical works on Chinese science and technology) series 4, Changsha: Hunan Science and Technology Press, 2019.】

(朝鮮)柳成龍等著,鄭誠整理,懲毖録(外一種),上海:上海交通大學出版社,2019。

【A critical edition of Ryu Seong-ryong's Jingbirok with Tangjiang shutie, edited by Zheng Cheng, Shanghai: Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, 2019.】

 

Book Review

  1. Tonio Andrade: The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2016. In Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies. Volume 80, Issue 3. October 2017, pp. 630-631.
  2. HAN Qi: Tong tian zhi xue: Ye su hui shi he tian wen xue zai Zhongguo de chuanbo (通天之学:耶稣会士和天文学在中国的传播). Beijing: SDX Jointing Publishing Company. In Science & Culture Review, Volume 16, No. 1. 2019, pp. 117-122.

 

TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • 2009, November 20-22, “Pamphlet on Astrolabe and Policy essay in Civil Examination: New Discoveries of Li Zhizao’s Writing” (Nov 22) in “The Seventh Youth Symposium on the History of Science and Technology”, organized by the Chinese Society for the History of Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai(上海).
  • 2011, November 10-11, “Artillery Handbooks in Late Ming” (Nov 10) in “Cross-Strait Conference on Science and Technology Heritage”, organized by the Committee for History of Science of the Academia Sinica, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung(高雄).
  • 2012, December 1-2, ”Notes on European Cannon in China since mid-16th century” (Dec 1) in “Dialogues between East and West: cross-cultural transmission of science and technology from the 16th to the 20th century”, Workshop organized by the STS Project and the Center for Humanities and Social Sciences of NTHU, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu(新竹).
  • 2013, June 17-21, “The First Printed Edition of Mathematical Treatise in Nine Sections (Shushu jiuzhang) and the Text Criticism during 17th to 19th Century” (ZHENG Cheng & ZHU Yiwen, Jun 17) in “Shaping the sciences of the ancient world: Text criticism, critical editions and translations of ancient and medieval scholarly Texts (18th-20th centuries) “, conference organized by the ERC research project “Mathematical sciences in the ancient world (SAW) “, Université Paris Diderot, Paris(巴黎).
  • 2013, September 23-24, “Recently Discovered Documents Relating to Matteo Ricci” (Sep 23) in annual academic conference 2013, organized by the Macao History and Cultural Study Association, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau(澳门).
  • 2013, November 8-10, “The Cannon from Macau in the Battle of Ningyuan 1626” (Nov 8) in the 3rd Forum on History of Technology in China (FHTC-III), organized by the Department for the History of Science and Scientific Archaeology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei(合肥).
  • 2014, August 6, “How the European Firearms were Indigenized in China in the 16th & 17th Centuries” (Aug 6) in the seminar “Rethinking Modes of Teaching and Transmitting Knowledge from the Perspective of Intercultural Philosophy”, sponsored by the Public Platform of Humanity Sciences of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) and undertaken by the Department of Philosophy of SYSU, Guangzhou(广州).
  • 2014, September 4-6, “How the European Firearms were Indigenized in China in the 16th & 17th Centuries”(Sep 4), in the 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science, Session 9: RETHINKING MODES OF TEACHING AND TRANSMITTING KNOWLEDGE: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE IN EAST AND WEST, Lisbon(里斯本).
  • 2014, September 22-23, “Jean-Mathieu de Ventavon and His Fortification Model for Qianlong Emperor” (Sep 23) in annual academic conference 2014, organized by the Macao History and Cultural Study Association, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau(澳门).
  • 2014, December 1-4, “On the First Printed Edition of Mathematical Book in Nine Chapters (1842)”(Zhu Yiwen & Zheng Cheng, Dec 3) in SAW Workshop: Preparing a book in the aftermath of the June 2013 conference: ”Shaping the sciences of the ancient world; text criticisms, critical editions and translations of ancient and medieval scholarly texts (18th-20th century)” organized by the ERC research project “Mathematical sciences in the ancient world (SAW) “, Université Paris Diderot, Paris(巴黎).
  • 2015, August 18, "From Folangji to Yegong pao: the Evolution of Firearms in the Later Period of Ming Dynasty" in the 7th Forum of Chinese and Japanese Scholars on the History of Ancient China, organized by Capital Normal University, Beijing (北京).
  • 2016, February 5, "The First Chinese Treatise on European Artillery in the Early 17th Century: From a Spanish Manuscript in Cambridge to a Cast-Iron Cannon in Beijing" in the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge (剑桥), UK.
  • 2016, August 26, "How the Earliest Known Gunpowder Formulae Came Down to us? Wujing Zongyao (1047) and Its Readers" in the 21st Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg (圣彼得堡), Russia.
  • 2017, March 14, "The Collections of pre-1900 Chinese Books in the University and College Libraries of Cambridge University" in "Tea time talk" no. 56, IHNS, Beijing (北京).
  • 2017, November 25, "The Steamships in China before the First Opium War" in the Fifth Conference on Macaology, Jinan University, Guangzhou (广州).
  • 2018, June 4, " A Research on Shuiche tushuo and K. A. Skachkov's Study of Chinese Agriculture" in the 6th Forum on History and Heritage of Technology in China, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou (杭州).
  • 2018, October 12, "N. Y. Bichurin's Plan of Peking and its influence", in the 3rd Dayan workshop, Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot (呼和浩特).
  • 2018, November 25, "Baomin sishi shu and the cannons in the late Ming period", in the international symposium: "The Ming-Qing Dynastic Transition in Global Perspective", National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies (IAHS), Fudan University, Shanghai (上海).
  • 2019, Jan 5, "Mapping Beijing in the Nineteenth Century: N. Y. Bichurin's Plan of Peking and its influence", in the 4th Asian Association of World Historians (AAWH) Congress, Osaka University Nakanoshima Center, Osaka (大阪).
  • 2019, April 1, “Revisiting Johann Adam Schall von Bell and Huogong qieyao”, in the conference "Transfer of Scientific and Technical Knowledge between Europe and China during the Early Modern Period", Sino-German Center for Research Promotion, Beijing (北京).
  • 2019, May 1, "Mei Wenmi and his Star Charts (1696) ", in the conference "Science, Western Learning and Confucianism: Commemorating the 390th Anniversaries of the Compilation of the Chongzheng Reign Treatises on Calendrical Astronomy", University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei (合肥).
  • 2019, November 2, "The Collections of Chinese Rare books in the Russian State Library", in the workshop "Books and Sinology: History of Collecting Chinese Books overseas", Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University, Beijing (北京).

 

Contact

Address: Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 55 Zhongguancun East Road, 100190, Beijing, China

Email: zhengcheng@ihns.ac.cn