- ZHOU Xiaohan

ZHOU Xiaohan (Célestin ZHOU) Assistant Research Fellow Research field: The history of mathematics in China
2014.09-2018.11 University Paris Diderot, Laboratoire SPHERE (Sciences, Philosophy, History, UMR 7219), Ph.D. 2011.09-2014.03 Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of History and Culture of Science, Master 2007.09-2011.06 Shandong University, School of Physics, Undergraduate
2018.12- present The Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Assistant Research Fellow
1. Zhou Xiaohan, The Prince’s Mathematics and Acoustics: An Examination of the Sources of Zhu Zaiyu’s (1536–1611 C.E.) Innovation in Musical Temperament and His Mathematical Approach, Chinese Annals of History of Science and Technology, 2023(2) (forthcoming) 2. He Mengying, Zhou Xiaohan, Fourteen Unpublished Letters From Luo Zhenyu to French Sinologist Edouard Chavannes (羅振玉致法國漢學家沙畹未刊書劄十四通考釋), 3. Zhou Xiaohan，On the placeholder in numeration and the numeral zero in China，Monograph on Zero: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Amsterdam : Vrije Universiteit Press (forthcoming) 4. Zhou Xiaohan, Abacus Representations in the Treatises of the Ming Dynasty: Focusing on the 5. Zhou Xiaohan, He Mengying, The Transmission of Chinese Abacus Arithmetic in the World in the Early and Middle 20th Century：Focusing on Several Booklets on Abacus Arithmetic Written in English (二十世紀中早期中國珠算在世界的傳播——以幾種英文珠算手册爲例), 6. Zhou Xiaohan, Preliminary Research on the Mathematical Methods and Order of Problems in the “ 7. A Primary Study on the Characteristics of Commercialized Mathematical Works in the Ming Dynasty: Focusing on the “Paratext” of Mathematical Works (明代數學著作的商品化特徵初探——以「副文本」爲研究中心), 8. Diverse Scholars' Ways of Dealing with the "Method of pile-accumulation" ( 9. Methods Using duan (pieces [of diagram]) in Yang Hui's (fl. 13th century C.E.) 10.The Operations of Symbolic Capital and Their Improper Incomes (
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1. The western scholars’ translations, interpretations and understandings since the 19 2. The practical mathematics from the 13
Member of the CHPSAA (Centre Pour une Histoire De La Philosophie et des Sciences vue d’Asie, d’Afrique, etc), HSHT (Histoire des Sciences, Histoire du Texte), Laboratoire SPHERE, CNRS & Université Paris Cité（http://www.sphere.univ-paris-diderot.fr/spip.php?rubrique174&lang=fr）
1. The Diversity of Arithmetical Practices with Different Calculating Tools Recorded in Great Compendium (1450 C.E.) in “The Tenth Annual Meeting of Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World”, Prague (online) 2023.6.8 2. How were the various layers of text of a mathematical Canon embodied in the books produced in the 15th and 16th centuries China? (online) Olomouc, Czech Republic, The 24 3. On the placeholder in numeration and the numeral zero in China (online), Conference “Zero: An Interdisciplinary Perspective”, Amsterdam, The Zero Project, 2021.12.12 4. Yang Hui’s (13th century) understanding and treatments of problems in chapter “right-angled triangle” of the mathematical classic The Nine Chapters. in “Mathematics And Its Ancient Classics Worldwide. Translations, Appropriations, Reconstructions, Roles”, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany, online, 2021.5.30-6.4 5. Differences between interpretations using and not using modern mathematical symbols? The “procedure of pile-accumulation” in the 6. A comparative study on the representations of abacus as visual aids appearing in mathematical writings of the 16th century, in Symposium “Visual and Material Cultures in the Mathematics of the Ancient World”, The 9th Conference of the European Society for the History of Science. Bologna, Italy, online, 2020.8.31-.9.3 7. An Elementary Research on Mathematical methods and the order of the problems in the chapter 8. The diversity and uniformity of the practices of multiplication in mathematical writings in the 15th and 16th centuries. Jeonju, South Korea: The 15 9. Elements of Continuity in the Circulation of Mathematical Knowledge and Practices in Chapter “Measures in Square” in Mathematical Writings in China. Prague, Czech Republic: The 16th International Congress on Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology, 2019 August 10. Ph.D. thesis pitch presentation. Leiden, the Netherlands: The 11th International Convention of Asia Scholar, 2019 July 11. Who wrote prefaces to mathematical books? A further investigation into the social identities of the authors of prefaces to 12. The paradigm for expressing mathematical methods relating to the right-angled triangle in the 13th-century 13. Methods using 14. Diverse scholars' ways of dealing with the "method of pile-accumulation" ( 15. The anxieties of legitimating mathematical knowledge represented by prefaces to mathematical works in the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). Prague: The 7th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science, 2016 September 16. The problems relating to apportionment of taxes and corvée labor in mathematical writings of the early ages ( 17. The origin of mathematics in China: A comparison research between Mathematics,
1. The concepts and practices relating to “ 2. Collecting funds for the publication of mathematical works and the ways of profiting from the publication in the Ming Dynasty (明代算書出版的經費來源和獲利方式初探), Jilin Normal University (online), 2022, December 18 3. The textual format of a 15th-century Chinese mathematical work: an ongoing reproduction version of Great Compendium (1450) (online) Paris, Université Paris Cité, SPHERE, Centre for the History of Philosophy and Science seen from Asia, Africa, and so on (CHPSAA) Seminar 2022.3.21 4. The textual format of a 15th-century Chinese mathematical work: an ongoing reproduction version of 5. The translations and interpretations of 6. On the placeholder in numeration and the numeral zero in China, in “International Conference-cum-Workshop on ZERO, An Interdisciplinary Perspective”, The Netherlands, online, 2021.12.12 7. How did Chinese scholars treat western mathematical methods that they perceived as similar to extant Chinese procedures: A case study on the double false position method in the early 17th century, Paris: "The transfer of mathematical knowledge between Europe and East Asia: case studies from the end of the Ming dynasty (China), to the Taisho era (Japan)" Seminar: History and Philosophy of Mathematics, 2016 February 8. Establishing the orthodoxy: Writing and editing biographies of practitioners in the mathematical sciences in Chinese Qing Dynasty (Presented with Chen Zhihui), Paris: "Genres of writing in the history of ancient science" Seminar: History of Science, History of Text, 2016 April 9. Mathematical knowledge and the books in which it was printed: Examining mathematics in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644 CE) from the perspective of printing, Paris: "Printing scholarship" Seminar: History of Science, History of Text, 2016 May 10.19th century uses of comparison in the historiography of mathematics and astral sciences in China (Presented with Karine Chemla and Chen Zhihui), Paris: "Historiography of comparison & Historiography of circulation, with a particular reference to the ancient mathematical sciences" Seminar: Exploring 19th and 20th centuries historiographies of mathematics in the ancient world, 2016 May 11.The compilation of
1. Sciences and technologies in China, from the 14th century to 19th century. A lecture (one time) for master students of University Paris Diderot, 2017 March 2. “Elements of Continuity between Mathematical Writings from the Song-Yuan Dynasties and the Ming Dynasty (宋元到明代數學著作的連續性)”, A lecture in the course “The Methodologies and Case Studies of the History of Science and Technology (科技史研究案例與方法)” for master/Ph.D. students from the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, CAS. 2022.9.20
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