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Yang Guangxian
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Yang Kuang-hsien, Yangquangsenius

Date of Birth: 1597

Place of Birth: Anhui

Date of Death: 1669

Place of Death: En route to Anhui


Yang Guangxian was a Chinese Muslim who made a career out of fraudulent and slanderous claims aimed at increasing his social standing. In particular, his challenges to the Jesuit astronomical system eventually led to his becoming an astronomer and head of the Impe…

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Morris, James Harry, “Yang Guangxian”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>

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