Bridging mathematics between China and the world with ‘Elements of Geometry’

April 13, 2024
Updated 2024/04/13 at 8:54 PM
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This episode of the Museum Insights column of the People’s Daily delves into the history of Elements of Geometry, which significantly introduced Western learning to the East and is considered a pinnacle of ancient Greek mathematics. Translated and introduced to China during the Qing Dynasty, this remarkable work, consisting of 13 books by the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid, disseminated mathematical knowledge, introduced scientific concepts and methodologies, and connected Chinese science with global advancements. In 2024, we celebrate the 417th anniversary of the book’s Chinese version. Its evolution in China highlights the country’s profound appreciation and emphasis on this world-class scientific masterpiece, as evident in its extensive volumes and high-quality publication.

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