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A list of key readings about Wasan.
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Bartholomew, James R. THE FORMATION OF SCIENCE IN JAPAN: Building a Research Tradition. New Haven: Yale UP, 1989.

Hanley, Susan B. Everyday Things in Premodern Japan. London, England: University of California, 1999.

Hidetoshi, Fukagawa, and Tony Rothman. Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry. Princeton UP, 2008.

Hobson, John M. The Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation. Cambridge UP, 2004.

Morimoto, Mitsuo. "Differentiation and Integration in Takebe Katahiro's Mathematics(Study of the History of Mathematics)." Kyoto University Research Information Repository. Kyoto University, Aug. 2006. Web. 05 Dec. 2009. <>.

Ogawa, Tsukane. "A REVIEW OF THE HISTORY OF JAPANESE MATHEMATICS." Revue d’histoire des math´ematiques 7 (2001): pp. 137-55.

Okumura, Hiroshi. "JAPANESE MATHEMATICS." Ethnomathematics Digital Library. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, 2004. Web. 05 Dec. 2009.

Palmer, Pat. "Abacus." Citizendium. Web. 06 Dec. 2009. <>.

Ravina, Mark. “Wasan and the Physics that Wasn’t: Mathematics in the Tokugawa Period.” Monumenta Nipponica 48:2 (2003): pp. 205-224. <>

Ruttkay, Zsófia. "Bridges Leeuwarden, Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture." A Sangaku Revived. Proc. of Culture Conference Proceedings 2008, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. University of Twente.

Shigeru, Nakayama. "History of East Asian Science: Needs and Opportunities." Osiris 2nd ser. 10 (1995): pp. 80-94.

Smith, David Eugene, and Yoshio Mikami. A history of Japanese mathematics. Open Court Company, 1914.

Tarnai, Tibor, and Koji Miyazaki. "Circle Packings and the Sacred Lotus." Leonardo 36.2 (2003): pp. 145-50.