A Study of Abacus Culture in Ancient China and East Asia
- 2013年 
【中文摘要】珠算源自于中国古代，是中国传统数学和算法中的奇葩。明代，中国传统数学进入了以珠算为中心的历史时期。珠算自明代从中国引入日本后，在日本全国迅速传播和普及。其可能的传播途径，是从福建漳州沿海经吕宋或经朝鲜传入日本。中国古代与日本等东亚国家的珠算交流非常密切，这是中国传统文化对东亚乃至世界的一大贡献。 【Abstract】The abacus,which originated from ancient China, represents a brilliant achievement in traditional Chinese mathematics and algorithm. Traditional Chinese mathematics entered an abacus-centered period from the Ming Dynasty.The abacus enjoyed a wide and rapid growth of popularity in Japan since it was introduced into Japan fromthe Ming Dynasty and it was possibly spread to Japan from the coastal area of Zhangzhou of Fujian Province through Luzon or Korea. There were frequent exchanges of scholars on abacus science between ancient China and East Asian countries such as Japan and they were examples of great contributions of traditional Chinese culture to the cultural development of East Asia and even the world.