Xu Guangqi (Simplified Chinese: 徐光启; Traditional Chinese: 徐光啟; Pinyin: Xú Guāngqǐ) (1562–1633) was a Chinese agricultural scientist and mathematician born in Shanghai. Simplified Chinese characters (Simplified Chinese: ç®ä½å; Traditional Chinese: ç°¡é«å; pinyin: jiÇntÇzÃ¬; also called ç®åå/ç°¡åå, jiÇnhuÃ zÃ¬) are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: æ±è¯æ¼é³; Traditional Chinese: æ¼¢èªæ¼é³; Hanyu Pinyin: , lit. ... Events Earliest English slave-trading expedition under John Hawkins. ... Events February 13 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ...
He received the equivalent of his bachelor's degree at 19, but did not receive higher degrees until his thirties. He lived in a period when Chinese mathematics had gone into decline. The earlier efforts at algebra had been almost forgotten. Qu blamed some of the failures on a decline interest in practical science in China and became something of a critic of Chinese society.
His tomb still exists in Shanghai in Guangqi Park just a short walk from the Xujiahui Cathedral. For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Xujiahui Cathedral (徐家汇天主教堂),with a full name of the cathedral of St. ...
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XuGuangqi (1562-1633) was a Chinese scholar-official, who rose to one of the highest government positions in the Ming dynasty, pioneered in the introduction of Western science and technology into China, and became one of the "Three Pillars of the Catholic Religion in China" in the 17th century.
Under Xu's direction, the Jesuits and their Chinese co-workers translated Western books on astronomy into Chinese, designed new astronomical instruments, calculated the movements of the celestial bodies, and produced a new system of Chinese lunar calendar which was in use officially from the mid-17th to the early years of the 20th century.
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