The Origin of Chinese Science and Civilization-Volume 2

The Origin of Chinese Science and Civilization 

Honghai Deng

Volume 2

                          The Origin and Evolution of Chinese Sciences of the Heavens:

The One Hundred Thousand-year History of

the Co-evolution of Calendric Thoughts and Astronomic Instruments

 

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 Introduction to Exploring the Origin of Chinese Astronomy

  • The Importance of Exploring the Origin of Chinese Astronomy
  • The Advance in Exploring the Origin of Chinese Astronomy
  • A Conceptual Framework of the Pre-Qin history of Chinese Astronomy

 

  • Chapter 2 Paleolithic Age to Early Neolithic: Lunar and Phonological Calendars
  • 1 Middle Paleolithic: Lunar Phrasing
  • 2 Upper Pleistocene: Lunar Counting
  • 3 Early Neolithic: A Yearly Lunar Calendar and Its Popularization in China
  • 4 Upper Pleistocene to Early Neolithic: Primitive Phonologic and Galactic Observations

 

Chapter 3 Early Neolithic: the Origin of Chinese Solar Calendar

3.1 Fuxin 8 Trigrams as the Scientific Paradigm for Establishing Chinese Solar Calendar

3.2 A literature Study on Fuxi 8 Trigrams and Chinese Solar Calendar

3.3 An Ethnogical Investigation on Fuxi 8 Trigrams and Chinese Solar Calendar

3.4 The Archeological Verification of the Origin of Chinese Solar Calendar

3.5 The Necessity of the World’s Earliest Solar Calendar Established in China

 

Chapter 4 Early-Middle Neolithic: the Origin of Lunar-Solar Calendars

4.1 The Inevitability for Combining Lunar and Solar Calendars

4.2 Primitive Lunar-Solar Calendars Established and Popularized in South China

4.3 Primitive Lunar-Solar Calendars Adapted and Popularized in North China

4.4 The Basic Characteristics of Ancient Chinese Calendars

 

Chapter 5 Middle-late Neolithic: the Origin of Five-phase Calendar

5.1 The Necessity for Establishing Five-phase Calendar

5.2 The Five-phase Calendar Established in Miaodigou Cultural sites

5.3 The Five-phase Calendar Accepted in Yangshao Cultural sites of Western China

5.4 The Five-phase Calendar Promoted in Non-yangshao Cultural sites of Eastern Chian

5.5 The Five-phase Calendar Promoted in Non-yangshao Cultural sites of South Chian

5.6 Tracing the Evolution of the Five-phase Calendars

 

Chapter 6 Chalcolithic Period: Primitive Lunar-Solar and Gan-Zhi Composed Calendars

6.1 The Necessity for Combining Lunar-Solar and Five-phase Calendars

6.2 The First Stage of Combining Lunar-Solar and Five-phase Calendars

6.3 The Establishing of Primitive Lunar-Solar and Gan-Zhi Composed Calendars

6.4 The Improving of Primitive Lunar-Solar and Gan-Zhi Composed Calendars

6.5 The Standardizing of Lunar-Solar and Gan-Zhi Composed Calendars

6.6 The Promotion of Lunar-Solar and Gan-Zhi Composed Calendars in China

 

Chapter 7 Bronze Age: Mature Lunar-Solar and Gan-Zhi Composed Calendars

7.1 The Importance for Advancing Lunar-Solar and Gan-Zhi Composed Calendars

7.2 The Big Advance of Lunar-Solar and Gan-Zhi Composed Calendars

7.3 The Further Advance of Lunar-Solar and Gan-Zhi Composed Calendars

7.4 The Establishment and Development of Mature Lunar-Solar and Gan-Zhi Composed

Calendars

 

Chapter 8 The World’s Longest Continuous Evolution of Astronomic Thought in China

8.1 China as the World’s Earliest Leader in the Evolution of human Astronomic Thought

8.2 A List of the World\s Earliest Records Created by Pre-Qin Chinese

 

Appendix I The Archaeological Excavation Reports on which This Book Is Based