- Title Pages
- List of Boxes, Tables, Charts and Illustrations
- Chapter 1 The Jesuits and mathematics in China, 1582–1644
- Chapter 2 Western learning under the new dynasty (1644–1666)
- Chapter 3 The emperor and his astronomer (1668–1688)
- Chapter 4 A mathematical scholar in Jiangnan: the first half-life of Mei Wending
- Chapter 5 The ‘King's Mathematicians’: a French Jesuit mission in China
- Chapter 6 Inspecting the southern sky: Kangxi at the Nanjing observatory
- Chapter 7 Teaching ‘French science’ at the court: Gerbillon and Bouvet's tutoring
- Chapter 8 The imperial road to geometry: new Elements of geometry
- Chapter 9 Calculation for the emperor: the writings of a discreet mathematician
- Chapter 10 Astronomy in the capital (1689–1693): scholars, officials and ruler
- Chapter 11 The 1700s: reversal of alliance?
- Chapter 12 The Office of Mathematics: foundation and staff
- Chapter 13 The Jesuits and innovation in imperial science: Jean-François Foucquet's treatises
- Chapter 14 The construction of the Essence of numbers and their principles
- Chapter 15 Methods and material culture in the Essence of numbers and their principles
- Chapter 16 A new mathematical classic?
- Main Units
- The Emperor's New Mathematics
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