University of Wisconsin–Madison

Florence C. Hsia

Professor

fchsia@wisc.edu

608.263.1783

Office: 4123 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4028 Mosse Humanities
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00-3:00

Florence C. Hsia


Biography

My interests include The Scientific Revolution, Jesuit science, science and religion, and science and European expansion in the early modern era.

A book project underway is tentatively titled Darkness at Noon: Chinese Astronomy and the Origins of European Sinology.

Education

Ph.D., University of Chicago, History, 1999
M.A., University of Chicago, History, 1995
A.B., Princeton University, East Asian Studies, 1990

Books

Selected Publications

  • “Chinese Astronomy for the Early Modern European Reader,” Early Science and Medicine 13:5 (2008), 417-450.
  • “Athanasius Kircher’s China illustrata (1667): an apologia pro vita sua” section in Paula Findlen, ed., Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man Who Knew Everything (Routledge, 2004).