The Origin of Chinese Science and Civilization-Volume 3

The Origin of Chinese Science and Civilization 

Honghai Deng

Volume 3

The Four Great Inventions of Upper Palaeolithic China:

Around Yi-lore’s Birth and Its Last 2000 Years

  

Contents

Preface

 

Chapter 1 Upper Palaeolithic China’s Nature and Society

  • The Natural Ecology
  • The Anthropological Ecology
  • The Cultural Ecology

 

Chapter 2  The Four Great Inventions of Upper Palaeolithic China

         2.1   The Various Types of Counting Instruments and Methods

         2.2  The Earliest Neolithic Manufacture Techniques

         2.3  The High- temperature Pottery Manufacture Techniques

         2.4   The Sustainable Agricultural Techniques

         2.5   The Four Great Inventions and The Origin of Yi-lore

         2.6   Why Yi-lore Could Only Originate in China

    

Chapter 3  Prehistorical Communications of Yi-lore Knowledge

         3.1   Material Symbolisations of Trigrams

         3.2  Incised Mark-Representations of Trigrams

         3.3  Painted Motif-Representations of Trigrams

         3.4   Ordinal Number-Representations of Trigrams

         3.5   Numeral Group-Representations of Trigrams      

       

Chapter 4  Prehistorical Applications of Yi-lore Knowledge

         4.1   Applications of the Yin/Yang Dichotomy  

         4.2   Applications of the Trigram Series

         4.3   Applications of the Five Phase-Cycle Concept

         4.4   Applications of the Organic Unity Concept

         4.5   Prehistorical Chinese Common Science-technical and Cosmologic System

 

Chapter 5   Yi-lore as The Proto-Science in the Pre-Qin China

         5.1   Yi-classic Was A Written Summary of Yi-lore Knowledge  

         5.2   Yi-classic: Religion or Philosophy?                

         5.3   Yi-academy: The Roots of Chinese Science and Technology

         5.4   Yi-classic: Philosophic Basis or Obstruction for Developing Science

        

Chapter 6   Yi-classic Treated as Divination Book in the Past 2000-Year China

         6.1   Yi-classic was Deified or Came from Theology?   

         6.2   Yi-classic Was Never Called “Divination Book” before Eastern Han

         6.3   Yi-classic Was Firstly Called “Divination Book” by Ban Gu

         6.4   Yi-classic Was Emphasized as Divination Book” by Zhu Xi

         6.5   Yi-classic Was Considered as Divination Book” by Mainstream Scholars

         6.6   Yi-classic Was Treated as Divination Book” by Mainstream Scholars

 

Chapter 7   Yi-classic Revived as The Summary of Universe Laws

         7.1   Yi-classic was Treated as The Summary of Universe Laws before Eastern Han 

         7.2   Yi-classic Is Revived with The Development of Modern Science

         7.3   Yi-classic Is Revived with The Development of Archeologic Research

 

  Chapter 8 The Outline of Nine Thousand-Year History of Yi-lore  Revealed

                       by Archeologic Research

 Appendix   The Archaeological Excavation Reports on which This Book Is Based