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Name: SUN Xiaochun

Research Fellow

Ph.D., Professor

 

Education

 

1980.9—1984.7 Astronomy Department, Nanjing University; BA in Astrophysics.

1984.7—1986.9 Astronomy Department, Nanjing University; Teacher Assistant.

1986.9—1989.12 Astronomy Department, Nanjing University;Graduate Student, MA in Astronomy.

1989.12—1991.12 Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, CAS; PhD student

1992.1—1993.12 Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics of Royal Dutch Academy of Science,Astronomy Department of Amsterdam University, and Sinological Institute of Leiden University;Sino-Dutch Joint Education PhD student; PhD in History of Astronomy

1993.12—1994.12 Institute for the History of Natural Sciences; Assistant Professor; History of Science

1995.1—1995.10 Royal Dutch Academy of Science; Post-Doctor; History of Astronomy.

1995.11—1996.3 Institute for the History of Natural Sciences; Associate Professor; History of Science.

1996.4—1996.7 Royal Dutch Academy of Science; Astronomy Department of University of Amsterdam; Spinoza Fund Guest Professor.

1996.8—1999.7 Institute for the History of Natural Sciences; Associate Professor; History of Science.

1999.8—2003.4 University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of History and Sociology of Science;

 

Research Interest/Areas

 

History of Science, History of Astronomy, History and Sociology of Science.

 

Selected Publications

 

Chinese Sky During the Han (Leiden: Brill, 1997), co-authored, first author;

Astronomy Across Cultures (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000), advisory editor;

 

Supported Projects

 

2003-2008: Science and Society in Song China. "One Hundred Talents" Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2009-2011: Archaeoastronomical Study of the the Prehistoric Taosi Site. Natural Science Foundation of China.

2011-2013: Reconstruction of Su Song's Water-Powered Astronomical Clock Tower. Natural Science Foundation of China.

 

Contact

 

Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences,

55 ZHONGGUANCUN East Road

Beijing, 100190

xcsun@ihns.ac.cn