

CURRICULUM VITAE 

QU Anjing 
QU Anjing, born in 1962, is a full professor in mathematics and history of science in Department of Mathematics at Northwest University (Xian) since 1997. He is the Dean of the Department of Mathematics at NWU, and the director of Center for History of Mathematics and Sciences at NWU.
He is elected as a corresponding member of the International Academy of the History of Sciences (Paris) in 2010. He serves the Chinese Society for the History of Mathematics as the president since 2011. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of International Commission on the History of Mathematics since 2002, and a member of the Advisory Board of the International HPM Group since 2011. He has been a member of the editorial committee of several leading academic journals, such as Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Journal for the History of Sciences and technology. and Journal of Dialectics of Nature. As one of the sponsors, he organized several international conferences in Xian.
Supported by the Li Foundation and Andrews W. Mellon Foundation, he visited the Needham Research Institute (Cambridge, UK) during the periods 1994.10 – 1995.11, and 2004.9 – 2005.2. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University from 1999.2 to 2000.1. As a JSPS fellow, he visited Kyoto Sangyo University from 2001.1 to 2002.4.
He was an invited speaker of International Congress of Mathematician2002. He has been the author of 90 academic papers and 4 books. Among them the Chinese Mathematical Astronomy just published by Science Press (Beijing, pp.698) in 2008.
Name: QU Anjing
Birthday: 25 June, 1962
Nationality: China 
Educations 
1. 1980 – 1984: Northwest University (Xian), pure mathematics, BA
2. 1986 – 1989: Northwest University (Xian), history of science, MA
3. 1991 – 1994: Northwest University (Xian), history of science, PhD 
Jobs 
1. Dean of the Department of Mathematics (NWU) （2009  )
2. Director of the Center for History of Mathematics and Sciences (NWU)
3. The chief scientist of the National Key (candidate) Program for History of Science at NWU
4. 1989 – present: Department of Mathematics, Northwest University (Xian)
Lecturer since 1990
Associate professor since 1994
Full professor since 1997 
Overseas Experiences 
1. 1994.10 – 1995.11: The Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK;Li Foundation (New Yoke), postdoctoral fellow
2. 1999.2 – 2000.1: Department of History of Science, Harvard University, USA; visiting scholar
3. 2001.1 – 2002.4: Faculty of Cultural Studies, Kyoto Sangyo University;JSPS fellow.
4. 2004.9 – 2005.2: The Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK;Andrews W. Mellon Foundation, research fellow
5. 2009.7 – 2009.8: Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong, visiting scholar
6.2011.7 – 2011.8: The Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK;visiting scholar 
Academic duties and honors 
1. Corresponding member of the International Academy of the History of Sciences (Paris), 2010
2. Invited Speaker of International Congress of Mathematician2002
3. The President of Chinese Society for History of Mathematics (20112014)
4. Member of the Executive Committee of International Commission on the History of Mathematics (2002 – )
5. Member of the advisory board of International Study Group on the Relations Between the HISTORY and PEDAGOGY of MATHEMATICS (HPM) (2011)
6. Member of editorial committee of Studies in the History of Natural Sciences (2007 )
7. Member of editorial committee of The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology (2005 )
8. Member of editorial committee of Journal of Dialectics of Nature (2009 )
9. Member of editorial committee of the Newsletter of Chinese Society of Mathematics (2008)
10. Member of editorial committee of series of Mathematics and Humanities (2010)
11. Sponsor of the Second International Conference on History of Modern Mathematics (Xian, May, 2012)
12. Sponsor of the International Conference on History of Modern Mathematics (Xian, August, 2010)
13. Sponsor of the First National Conference on History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (Xian, May, 2005)
14. Sponsor of the First International Conference on History of Exact Sciences along the Silk Road (Xian, August, 2005)
15. Sponsor of The International Conference on the History of Mathematics – a satellite conference of ICM2002 (Xian, August, 2002)
16. Sponsor of The Wu WenTsun Lectures on the History of Modern Mathematical Thoughts (twice a year, since 2008, Northwest University, Xian)
17. The Fifth China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) Award for the Especially Outstanding Academic Papers Published in the Periodicals of CAST (2007)
18. The First Li Ching Prize Essays for Junior Scholars in the History of Chinese Science (Taiwan, 1998) and a few other academic awards. 
Research Funding 
1. The System of Numerical Methods in Traditional Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 11171271, 20012.01~2014.12, 450,000RMB
2. Traditional Numerical Methods and Their Applications into Modern Science, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 10771169, 2008.01~2010.12, 250,000RMB
3. Numerical Method in Traditional Chinese Sciences and Their Values in the Sense of Modern Science, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 10471111, 2005.01~2006.12, 100,000RMB 
Academic publications 
1. Editor in Chief. Series for History of Mathematics and Sciences. Beijing: Science Press (2005  )
2. The Author who published the most in the leading Chinese journal Study in the History of Natural Sciences in last 20 years
3. 4 books in Chinese and more than 90 academic articles in Chinese, English or Japanese have been published 
Contact me 
1. Email:Qaj@nwu.edu.cn
2. Airmail: Department of Mathematics, Northwest University; Xian, 710069, China
3. Tel: 00862988497126 
A List of Publications of Qu Anjing20111111
Books (in Chinese)

1. Chinese Mathematical Astronomy. [Zhongguo shuli tianwenxue]. Beijing: Science Press, 2008, 690 pp.
2. Chinese Calendar and Mathematics. [Zhongguo lifa yu shuxue] Beijing: Science Press, 2005, 410 pp. >
3. A New Study on the Zhoubi Suanjing. [Zhoubi suanjing xinyi] Xian: Shaanxi People’s Press, 2002, 177 pp.
4. Explorations on Mathematical Astronomy in Ancient China (Qu, Ji & Wang). [Zhongguo gudai shuli tianwenxue tanxi]. Xian: Northwest University Press, 1994, 322 pp.
5. Science and Technology Awards in Modern China (Editor in Chief). [Zhongguo jin xian dai ke xue ji shu shi yan jiu cong shu] . Jinan: Shandong Education Press, 2005, 325 pp. 6. A Concise History of Chinese Mathematics (Editor in Chief). [Zhongguo gudai kexue jishu shigang – shuxue juan]. Shenyang: Liaoning Education Press, 2000, 488 pp. 
Articles in English & Italian 
1. Lagrange’s strategy for solving algebraic equation．Editors：B. S. Yadav & S. L. Singh．History of the Mathematical Sciences II．Cambridge：CAMBRIDGE SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHERS，2010：120
2. Why Mathematics in Ancient China. Proceedings of Research Institute of Mathematical Sciences (1392). Kyoto: RIMS Kyoto University, 2004，15~26
3. The Third Approach to the History of Mathematics in China, Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians 2002, vol. III, Beijing: Higher Education Press, 2002, 947958
4. Revisiting An Eighth Century Chinese Table of Tangents, History of Oriental Astronomy, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, 215225
5. Why Interpolation Historical Perspectives on East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, Singapore: Singapore University Press & World Scientific Publishing, 2002, 336344
6. Responses to Prof. Yabuuti's Work: Studies on Mathematical Astronomy in Ancient China, East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, 2001, 18 : 2023
7. On Complementary Consecutive Labelings of Octahedron. Ars Combinatoria (Canada) , 1999, 51(1): 287294
8. Interpolations in Medieval Chinese Mathematical Astronomy. In Y. K. Kim and F. Bray ed. Current Perspectives in the History of Science in East Asia (Korea), Seoul: Seoul National University Press, 1999, 264277
9. Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem in Zhou Bi Suan Jing. Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on the History of Science in China. Zhengzhou: Daxiang Press, 1999, 179192
10. Numerical Methods in Medieval Chinese Mathematical Astronomy. Journal of Northwest University (Natural Sciences Edition), 1998, 28(2): 99104
11. On Hypotenuse Diagrams in Ancient China. Centaurus (Denmark) ,1997, 39(3):193210
12. Bian Gang: A Mathematician of the 9th Century. Historia Scientiarum (Japan) ,1996, 6(1): 1730
13. Perche la matematica nella Cina antica in Michele Emmer ed.: Matematica e Cultura 2003, Milan: SpringerVerlag, 2003, 205217
14. Mathematical Methods in Calendar Making. Storia della Scienza, vol.II, Science in China (Italy), Rome: Enciclopedia Italiana, 2001，153~155 
Articles in Japanese 
1. The Third Approach to the History of Mathematics in China.Japanese Journal for the History of Mathematics, 2003，179：24~49; Proceedings of Research Institute of Mathematical Sciences (1317). Kyoto: RIMS Kyoto University, 2003，91~107
2. A Comparison Study on the Models of Eclipse among Chinese, Indian and Islamic Astronomy. Japanese Journal for the History of Mathematics, 2000，164: 125
3. The Reconstruction of Yixing’s Tangents Table. Japanese Journal for the History of Mathematics, 1997， 153: 18～29
4. Inverse Function in the Jiyuan Calendarmaking System. Japanese Journal for the History of Mathematics, 1996，150: 13～21
5. How did Chinese Study the History of Mathematics in Last Century. Proceedings of Research Institute of Mathematical Sciences (1317). Kyoto: RIMS Kyoto University, 2003，91~107
6. How did Zu Chongzhi Find His Value of π=355/113. Proceedings of Research Institute of Mathematical Sciences (1257). Kyoto: RIMS Kyoto University, 2002，163~172 
Articles in Chinese 
1. The Shicha Algorithm of Lunar Eclipse in Ancient China (with Tang). Studies in the History of Natural Sciences，2008, 27（3）：301308
2. Research on the Parallax Theory in Ancient Greece, India, Arabia and China (with Tang). Studies in the History of Natural Sciences，2008, 27（2）：131150
3. Exploring the Astronomical Meaning of Algorithm by Ancient Chinese Mathematical Astronomers (with Yuan & Tang). Studies in the History of Natural Sciences，2007, 26（1）：111
4. A Study on Parallax Theory in Ancient China with Shicha Algorithm as an Example (with Tang) . Studies in the History of Natural Sciences，2007, 26（2）：125154
5. Planetary Theory in Ancient China. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences，2006, 25（1）：1~17
6. A Study on Pierre Simon de Laplace’s Théorie Analytique des Probabilités (with Xu ). Studies in the History of Natural Sciences，2006，25（3）：227~238
7. Parallax Theory in the Surya Siddhanta (with Tang). Studies in the History of Natural Sciences，2005, 24（3）：197~213
8. An Intercalary Method in Chinese Mathematical Astronomy. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences，2005, 24（2）：190~195
9. Lunar Motion Theory in the Shoushi li. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 2003，, 22（4）: 336350
10. Revisit the Solar Eclipse Theory in Ancient China. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 2002, 21（2）:97114
11. A Core Algorithm of methods for Calculating Solar Shadow and Water Clock in Ancient China’s Calendarmaking System (with Yuan & Wang）. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 2001, 20(4): 302311
12. Algorithm for Calculating Solar Shadows in Ancient Chinese Calendarmaking Systems (Qu, Yuan & Wang). Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 2001，20(1): 1321
13. Progress of Studies on the History of Chinese Calendarmaking Systems: A Review of Gu Li Xin Tan. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 1999，18(3): 277281
14. A Reconstructed Calendarmaking System of the Taiyi Method in the Song Dynasty. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences，1999，18(1): 6977
15. Reconstruction of A Difference Table of the Solar Shadow in the Dayan Calendarmaking System. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 1997，16(3): 233244
16. Cubic Interpolation in Ancient Chinese Calendarmaking Systems. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 1996，15(2): 131143
17. Textual Study on Superior Epoch of Four Calendarmaking Systems of the Wangrui, Zhidao, Qianxing and Yiwei. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 1994, 13(3): 222235
18. Commentary on the Revision Made by Li Chunfeng and his Colleagues about the Formula of Solar Altitude in the Gaitian Theory of Hemispherical Dome. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 1993，12(1): 4251
19. Analysis of Examples of Yanji Shangyuan and their Algorithm in Calendarmaking Systems of the Tang and Song Dynasties. Studies in the History of Natural Sciences, 1991, 10(4): 315326
20. The Source of the Synodic Period of Five Planets in Chinese Calendarmaking Systems from the East Han to the Liu Song Dynasty. Acta Astronomica Sinica, 1992, 33(1): 109112
21. The Selection of Superior Epoch in Chinese Calendarmaking Systems during the Period from the East Han to the Liu Song Dynasty. Acta Astronomica Sinica, 1991, 32(4):436439
22. Two Approaches to Study the History of Chinese Mathematics. Science，2004，56（2）：2730
22. On the Precision of Planetary Computations in the Northern Song Dynasty (with Tang). The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology，2009, 30(1)：46~54 >
23. The Completion of YabuutiNakayama’s Shoushi Li Project. The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology，2006，27(3)：264~270
24. PaoLu Hsu:A Pioneer of Chinese Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics (with Xu). Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology，2006，27(4)：340~347
26.Changing the Paradigm: Research on History pf Mathematics in China. The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology)，2005，26（1）：50~58
27. The Life and Contributions of Historian of Chinese Mathematics Li Jimin. China Historical Materials of Science and Technology, 1997，18(1): 71～79
28. Some Historical Materials about Ancient Chinese Calendarmaking Systems in Tianwen Dacheng Guankui Jiyao. China Historical Materials of Science and Technology, 1995, 16(3): 84～91
29. Why Doesn’t the Solar Eclipse Yang Argument Limit Equal the Yin Argument Limit (with Tang Quan). Journal of Dialectics of Nature，2011，33（2）：3135
30. Suppose that Kepler was a Chinese (with Yuan). Journal of Dialectics of Nature，2008，30（1）：6974
31. Revisiting the Two Movements of Research on China Mathematics History. Journal of Dialectics of Nature，2006，28（5）：100~104
32. The Pioneer of Probability Theory——Christian Huygens (with Xu). Journal of Dialectics of Nature, 2006, 28（6）：7680.
33. >How did Zu Chongzhi find his value of π=355/113. Journal of Dialectics of Nature, 2002, 24（3）：7277
34. A Comparison Study on the Models of Eclipse among Chinese, Indian and Islamic Astronomy. Journal of Dialectics of Nature, 2000，22(3): 5868
35. Ecliptic and the Qi Heng Tu (A Balanced Figure of Seven) in the Gaitian Theory. Journal of Dialectics of Nature, 1994, 16(6): 5560
36. A Cosmic Model in the Zhoubi Suanjing: No Choice. Studies in Dialectics of Nature, 1997，13(8): 37～40
37. The Cosmic Model of Liangwu Emperor. Science Technology and Dialectics, 2008, 25(2): 8589
38. The Solar Motion Theory around the Sui Dynasty. Exploration of Nature, 1994, 13(3): 104111
39. >Huygens’ Five Problems on Probability (with Xu). Journal of Mathematical Research and Exposition, 2007，27（4）：987992
40. The Content of the New Mathematics Curriculum in the View of HPM (with Feng). Curriculum, Teaching Material and Method, 2007, 9:38~42
41. Applications of the Tangents Table in Yixing's Meridian Survey of the 8th Century. Chinese Studies (Taiwan)，1998,16(1): 91109
42. The Time System in Ancient Chinese Calendrics. Chinese Studies (Taiwan)，1994，12(2): 157172
43. A Study on the Theory of Solar Eclipse in the Dayan li (with Yuan). Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies，2007，37（1）：159~173
44. The First Calendarmaking System of the Taiyi Method. Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies (Taiwan)，1998, 28(2):203220
45. On Ancient Chinese Derivation of the Volumes of A Pyramid and Cuneate Solids. Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies (Taiwan)，1997, 27(2): 201215,
46. Proofs of Pythagorean Theorem of Shang Gao, Zhao Shuang and Liu Hui. Mathmedia (Taiwan)，1996, 20(3): 20～27,
47. Eclipse Cycles and Continued Fraction in Calendarmaking Systems of the Tang and Song Dynasties. Mathmedia (Taiwan)，1995, 19(4): 73～79,
48. Shicha Algorithm in the Suyra Siddhanta (with Tang). Journal of Northwest University (Natural Science Edition), 2005, 35(1): 117~121
49. Algorithms for the Leap Month in Ancient China: A Probability Problem. Journal of Northwest University (Natural Science Edition), 2000, 30(6): 193195
50. On Dingshuo Algorithm of Dayan li and Explanation of Program (with Shang). Journal of Northwest University (Natural Science Edition), 1999, 29(3): 193195
51. On Algorithms of the Mo and Mie in Calendrics of Ancient China (with Li & Han）. Journal of Northwest University (Natural Science Edition), 1998, 28(5): 369373
52. Formula of Root and Inverse Functions in Ancient China. Journal of Northwest University (Natural Science Edition), 1997, 27(1): 15
53. B.G. Successive Piecewise Parabolic Interpolation. Journal of Northwest University (Natural Science Edition)，1996, 26(1): 16
54. Selection of the Constant of Synodic Month in Ancient Chinese Calendarmaking Systems. Journal of Northwest University (Natural Science Edition), 1994, 24(4):323329
55. Shicha Algorithm in Ancient China (with Tang). Journal of Shihezi University (Natural Science Edition), 2005, 23(4): 416~421
56. Algorithm of Parallax in Ancient China (with Tang). Journal of Guangxi University for Nationalities (Natural Science Edition), 2005，11(1): 56~62
57. The Procedure of Evolution Method in the Nine Chapters on Mathematical Arts: Geometric or Algebraic. Journal of Shangluo Teachers College, 1998, 9(4) : 513
58. On A Method of Rational Approximation in Ancient China. Pure and Applied Mathematics,1997, 13(special issue):29～34
59. Was there an algorithm of Continued Fraction in Calendarmaking Systems of the Han Dynasty. Collected Papers on Studies of History of Mathematics. Hohhot: Inner Mongolia University Press, 1998, 6: 1321
60. On Mathematical Properties of Intercalary Cycles in Ancient Chinese Calendrics. Collected Papers on Studies of History of Mathematics. Hohhot: Inner Mongolia University Press, 1993, 5: 1425
61. A Study on the Diagram of the Solar Altitude. Collected Papers on Studies of History of Mathematics. Hohhot: Inner Mongolia University Press, 1992, 3: 4548
62. A Study on a Problem in Mathematical Treatise in Nine Chapters. Collected Papers on Studies of History of Mathematics. Hohhot: Inner Mongolia University Press, 1991, 2: 7173
63. Selection of the Superior Epoch in the Daming Calendarmaking System. Collected Papers on Studies of History of Mathematics. Hohhot: Inner Mongolia University Press, 1991，2: 5157
64. The algorithm for Choosing A Superior Epoch in Ancient Chinese Calendarmaking System. Collected Papers on Studies of History of Mathematics. Hohhot: Inner Mongolia University Press, 1990, 1: 2436
65. On Mathematical Properties of Liu Hui's Algorithm of. Studies on Liu Hui. Xian: Shaanxi Education Press, 1993，170192
66. On Superior Epoch and Five Planetary Constants in Calendarmaking Systems of the Sifeng, Qianxiang and Jingchu. Collected Papers of Astronomical History. Beijing: Science Press, 1994, 6: 5980
67. Chronology and Related Problems. Studies on the Culture in Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties. Xian: Sanqin Press, 2007，5：323
68. Geometric Models of the Nine Passes of the Moon. Studies on the Culture in Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties. Xian: Sanqin Press,，2006，4: 45~54
69. How did the Ancient Chinese Scholars Deduce the Size of their Universe. Studies on the Culture in Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties. Xian: Sanqin Press, 2002，3: 19~26
70. Ancient China’s Knowledge of Precession Phenomenon. Studies on the Culture in Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties. Xian: Sanqin Press, 2003，2: 122~141
71. The NonDecimal System and a Pascal’s Triangle in Yijing in the Song Dynasty. Studies on the Culture in Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties. Xian: Sanqin Press, 2002，1: 102113
72. A Textual Study of Calendarmaking System of the Taiyi Method in the Tang Dynasty. Studies on Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties. Xian: Northwest University Press, 1997, 1: 381400,. 

