Shen Kuo

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Shen Kuo
Shen Kua.JPG
Modren airtist's impression o Shen Kuo
Qiantang, Song Empire
Runzhou, Song Empire
ResidenceHangzhou, Xiamen, Kaifeng, Zhenjiang
Kent forGeomorphology, Climate chynge, Atmospheric refraction, True north, Retrogradation, Camera obscura, Raised-relief cairt, fixin the poseetion o the pole starn, correctin lunar an solar errors
Scientific career
FieldsGeology, Astronomy, Airchaeology, Mathematics, Pharmacology, Magnetics, Optics, Hydraulics, Metapheesics, Meteorology, Climatology, Geografie, Cairtografie, Botany, Zoology, Airchitectur, Agricultur, Economics, Militar strategy, Ethnografie, Muisic, Divination
InstitutionsHanlin Academy
Chinese name

Shen Kuo (Cheenese: 沈括; 1031–1095), coortesy name Cunzhong (存中) an pseudonym Mengqi (nou uisually gien as Mengxi) Weng (夢溪翁),[1] wis a Han Cheenese polymathic scientist an statesman o the Song dynasty (960–1279). Excellin in mony fields o study an statecraft, he wis a mathematician, astronomer, meteorologist, geologist, zoologist, botanist, pharmacologist, agronomist, airchaeologist, ethnographer, cairtografer, encyclopaedist, general, diplomat, hydraulic ingineer, inventor, academy chancellor, finance meenister, govrenmental state inspector, poet, an muisicker. He wis the heid offeecial for the Bureau o Astronomy in the Song coort, as well as an Assistant Meenister o Imperial Hospitality.[2] At coort his poleetical allegiance wis tae the Reformist faction kent as the New Policies Group, heidit bi Chancellor Wang Anshi (1021–1086).

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  1. Yao (2003), 544.
  2. Needham (1986), Volume 4, Part 2, 33.