SHI Yunli

  • Name:SHI Yunli
    Position:Professor, Chairman of Dept for History of Science and Scientific Archaeology, USTC
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    E-mail:ylshi@ustc.edu.cn
    Office Phone:(86)05513600020
      
    Employment
    2003-present  Professor, Department of the History of Science and Scientific Archaeology, University of Science and Technology of China.
    2001-2003   Postdoctoral Fellow, Dibner Institute of the History of Science and Technology, MIT, USA.
    1999-2001   Associate Professor, Department of the History of Science and Scientific Archaeology, University of Science and Technology of China.
    1998-1999   Postdoctoral fellow, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, USA.
    1991-1994    Lecturer, Research Division of the History of Science, University of Science and Technology of Science of China.
    1988-1990   Assistant, Research Division of the History of Science, University of Science and Technology of Science of China.
     
    Education
    1998      Dr. Phil. University of Science and Technology of China. Thesis: “On the Transmission of Astronomy from China to Korea in Ancient Times”.
    1988      M.A. University of Science and Technology of China. Thesis: “Aristotle’s De Caelo in Late Ming and Early Qing China”.
    1981-1985    Undergraduate student (Physics, Pedagogy), Anhui Normal University.
     
    Grants and Scholarships
    l Visiting Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, September-October 2010.
    l Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship/Institute for Chinese and Korean Studies, University of Tuebingen: “From Ingolstadt to Beijing: German Contributions to China (1716-1746),” awarded for September 2005- March 2007.
    l Needham Research Institute/Andrew Mellon Fellowship: “Copernicus vs. Tycho in Early Qing China,” awarded for March- August 2005.
    l National Foundation of Natural Sciences (China) Grant: “Computer-aided Analysis of Ancient Chinese Systems of Calendrical Astronomy”, awarded for 2002/2004.
    l Dibner Foundation Grant: “Jesuit Predictive Astronomy in the 18th Century China”, awarded for 2001/02 academic year, re-awarded for 2002/03 academic year.
    l Grant for Scholars Return from Abroad (Ministry of Education, China): “Jesuit Astronomical Observations in China”, awarded for 2000/2002.
    l Study Abroad Foundation Outstanding Project Grant (Chinese Academy of Sciences): “Western astronomical Tables in the Ming and Qing China”, Awarded for 2000/2002.
    l K. C. Wong Educational Foundation Grant: “Islamic and European Astronomy in China”, awarded for 1998/1999 academic year.
    l Ministry of Education (China) Doctorate Foundation Grant: “The Transmission of Chinese Astronomy in its Neighboring Countries”, awarded for 1995/1997
     
    Awards and Prizes
    2004  Award for Excellent Achievements in Humanities and Social Sciences, granted by the Provincial Government of Anhui: “Imperial Rituals, Jesuit Missions and the Eclipse Observation----A Study of the Eclipse Observations Made by the Qing Bureau of Astronomy”, Shared with Lu Lingfeng.
    2004  Award for Excellent Articles in Natural Sciences, granted by the Anhui Provincial Association of Science and Technology: “The Accuracy of the Eclipse Predictions and Observations Made during the Calendrical Debate of the Late Ming Dynasty”, Shared with Lu Lingfeng.
    2000  Daxiang Prize for Excellent Articles in the History of Science, granted by the Chinese Society of the History of Science and Technology: “the ‘True Pace of the Heavens’ and the Early Spread of Copernican Astronomy in China”.
    2000  Award for Excellent Articles in Natural Sciences, granted by the Anhui Provincial Association of Science and Technology: “the Study of the Time-granting system of calendrical astronomy by ancient Korean scholars”.
    1997  Fang Shuquan Prize for Outstanding Teachers, awarded by the University of Science and Technology of China.
    1997  Award for Excellent Achievements in Pedagogy, awarded by the Chinese Academy of Science, shared with other three teachers.
    1997  Award for Excellent Articles in Natural Sciences, granted by the Anhui Provincial Association of Science and Technology: “On the Quasi-Copernican Systems in the 17th Century China”.
    1997  Award for Excellent Articles in Natural Sciences, granted by the Anhui Provincial Association of Science and Technology: “Jie Xuan’s Knowledge about the Rotation of the Heavenly Bodies”.
    1996  Award for Excellent Achievements in Pedagogy, awarded by the University of Science and Technology of China, shared with other three teachers.
    1996  Award for Excellent Young Scholars, awarded by the University of Science and Technology of China.
    1995  The President Prize Awarded to Excellent PhD Students, awarded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
     
    Languages
    Reading, Writing, Speaking: Chinese, English.
    Reading: German, Latin.
     
    Professional Services
    Member, editorial committee, Annals of Science, 2006-present.
    Member, Editorial Committee, East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine (Tuebingen University. Sponsored by the International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine), 1999-present.
    Member, Board of Trustees, Chinese Society of the History of Science and Technology, 2000-present.
    Vice-director, Committee for the History of Astronomy, Chinese Society of Astronomy, 1995-1999.
    Excecutive-director, Department for the History of Science and Scientific Archaeology, University of Science and Technology of China, 2009-present.
     
    Memberships
    International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine.
    Chinese Society for the History of Science.
    Chinese Society of Astronomy.