Christopher Cullen

Christopher Cullen

Chercheur.e associé.e

Professeur, Directeur émériteNeedham Research InstituteChine -|-Chine, Corée, Japon

Thèmes de recherches et projets en cours

Les Jésuites et l'astronomie à Pékin, 1660-1670 (avec Catherine Jami)
Histoire des mathématiques et de l'astronomie en Chine

Communications (Colloques, journées d'études)

"Two accounts of the construction and operation of the seismoscope constructed by Zhang Heng 張衡 (78-139 CE)" Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, mai 2017.

"Some new Portuguese (and other) light on a Chinese conflict, 1666-1669", 15th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia, Jeonju, Republique de Corée, août 2019.

"How to misunderstand a diagram: The eccentric/equant model in a 17th century Jesuit Chinese text" Diagram Diversity in the Light of Digital Humanities: Types and Ambiguous Cases 2nd International Workshop, Observatoire de Paris. mars 2022.


Cullen, Christopher (2017). Heavenly Numbers: Astronomy and Authority in Early Imperial China. Oxford, Oxford University Press
Cullen, Christopher (2017). The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning: Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems. London, Routledge.

Cullen, Christopher (2018). Chinese Astronomy in the Early Imperial Age: A Brief Outline. The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 1: Ancient Science. Alexander Jones and Liba Taub, Eds. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. 1, 595-616.
Cullen, Christopher (2019). "Jeon Sang Woon and Joseph Needham: Some Materials from the NRI Archives." The Korean Journal for the History of Science 41 (2): 197-214.
Cullen, Christopher and Hiraoka Ryuji 平岡隆二 (2019). "The Geneva sphere: An astronomical model from 17th C. Japan." Technology and Culture 60 (1): 219-251.
Hiraoka Ryuji 平岡隆二 and Christopher Cullen クリストファー カレン (2019). "Junēbu tengi: 17 Seiki Nihon no tenmon mokei ジュネーブ天儀:17世紀日本の天文模型 (The Geneva sphere: an astronomical model from 17th C. Japan)." Yōgaku 洋学 (26): 49-78.
Cullen, Christopher and Catherine Jami (2020). "Christmas 1668 and after: how Jesuit astronomy was restored to power in Beijing." Journal for the History of Astronomy 51 (1): 3-50.
Cullen, Christopher and Catherine Jami (2022). "Prediction and politics in Beijing, 1668: A Jesuit astronomer and his technical resources in a time of crisis." Journal for the History of Astronomy 53 (4): 422-474.
Cullen, Christopher and Catherine Jami (2022, à paraître). Ferdinand Verbiest and the ‘Muslim astronomical system’ of Wu Mingxuan, 1669. Tanshi qiuxin: Qingzhu Guo Shuchun xiansheng bashi huadan wenji 探史求新:庆祝郭书春先生八十华诞文集 (Festschrift for the 80th birthday of Professor Guo Shuchun). Zou Dahai, Guo Jinhai and Tian Miao, Eds. Harbin, Harbin Gongye Daxue Chubanshe 哈尔滨工业大学出版社 (Harbin Institute of Technology Press ).

Autres informations

Directeur de collection : Needham Research Institute monograph series, Routledge.