Jiří Hudeček graduated in Chinese Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University in Prague, and in Transportation Engineering at the
Czech Technical University. He has a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from University of Cambridge and was in 2007-2012 the first holder of the Soon-Young Kim Studentship in the History of East Asian Science and Technology of the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge, UK.
His main research topic is history of science, especially mathematics, in ancient and modern China. From 2012, he has been investigating the project “
Deconstruction and construction of national traditions a science in China“. He is currently serving the 2015-2019 term as Secretary of the International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine.
Matematika v Devíti kapitolách. Sbírka početních metod z doby Han s komentářem Liu Huie z doby Wei a Li Chunfenga a dalších z doby Tang. Praha, Matfyzpress, 2008. 249 s. ISBN 978-80-7378-046-3.
(Czech translation of the ) Jiu zhang suan shu 九章算術 Hudecek J.:
. East Asian Science, Technology and Society, 2012, č. 6, s. 41-64. ISSN 1875-2160. Ancient Chinese Mathematics in Action: Wu Wen-Tsun’s Nationalist Historicism after the Cultural Revolution Hudeček J.:
Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics: Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun. London, Routledge, 2014. 210 s. ISBN 978-0-415-70296-6. Hudeček J.:
Science and Cultural Conservatism in the Dongfang zazhi (Eastern Miscellany), 1911–1927. The 8th Annual Czech and Slovak Sinological Conference. Proceedings. Olomouc, Univerzita Palackého, 2015, s. 79-92. Hudecek, J.: “
Propagating the Best of Our Nation: Science Society of China and Early Historiography of Chinese Mathematics,” Ziran bianzhengfa tongxun (Journal of the Dialectics of Nature), 38(3), 34–41, 2016. Hudecek, J.: “
Hua Loo-Keng’s Popularization of Mathematics and the Cultural Revolution”, Endeavour, 2017, č. 41, s. 85-93.