The Origin of Chinese Science and Civilization-Volume 5

The Origin of Chinese Science and Civilization 

Honghai Deng

Volume 5

The Origin of Yin-Yang Cosmology and the Numeral Groups:

Fuxi Yi-lore and the Early Period of the Biginning Stage of Chinese

                 Civilization

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 Systematizing of the Legends on Fuxi Recorded in the Extant Transmitted Texts

  • The Legendary Birthplace and Habitat of Fuxi Clan
  • The Legendary Chorology of Fuxi Clan
  • The Legendary Great Contributions of Fuxi Clan

 

  • Chapter 2 The Origin and Prehistorical Development of Yin-Yang Cosmology
  • 1 The Origin and the Early Evolution of Even-odd Conception
  • 2 From Even-odd Conception to Primitive Yin-Yang Viewpoint of Yi-lore
  • 3 The Early-stage Development of Yin-Yang Viewpoint of Yi-lore
  • 4 From Yin-Yang Viewpoint to Yin-Yang Cosmology of Yi-lore
  • 5 The Co-evolution of Yin-Yang Viewpoint and Chinese Culture

 

Chapter 3 the Origin and the Early Evolution of Fu Xi 8 Gua (Trigrams)

3.1 The Natural Conditions and Social Background of Fuxi 8 Gua (Trigrams)

3.2 The Scientific Conception of Fuxi 8 Gua (Trigrams)

3.3 The Mathematical Fundament of Fuxi 8 Gua: the Transformation of Counting

Technics from Item Counters to Symmetry-dually Grouping Counters

3.4 From Symmetry-dually Grouping Counters to the Primitive 8 Gua

3.5 From Primitive 8 Gua to Fuxi 8 Gua

3.6 The Whole Process of the Origin and Early Evolution of Fuxi Gua System

3.7 The Birthplace of Fuxi Gua System

 

Chapter 4 Binary Numeral Groups in Fuxi Era

4.1 The Binary Numeral Groups Unearthed in Jiahu Site

4.2 The Binary Numeral Groups from Early Neolithic Remains in Yangtze River Valley

4.3 The Binary Numeral Groups from Early Neolithic Remains in North and North-east China

4.4 The Binary Numeral Groups from Early Neolithic Remains in North-west China

 

Chapter 5 Pentax Numeral Groups in Fuxi Era

5.1 Pentax Numeral Groups Unearthed in Qingdun Site

5.2 Pentax Numeral Groups Unearthed in Jiahu Site

5.3 Pentax Numeral Groups from the Other Neolithic Remains

 

Chapter 6 Universal Uses of Fuxi Gua in Ancient China

6.1 Fuxi Gua samples from mid-late Neolithic Remains in North-east China

6.2 Fuxi Gua samples from mid-late Neolithic Remains in Yangtze River Valley

6.3 Fuxi Gua Samples from Bronze and Iron Remains in North-west China

6.4 Fuxi Gua Samples from Ancient Remains in Remote Regions of East and West China

6.5 Fuxi Gua Samples from the Xi, Shang and Zhou Dynasties

 

Chapter 7 Yi-lore’s Sciences of the Heavens in Fuxi Era

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

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

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

7.4 The Archeological Verification of the Origin of Chinese Solar Calendar

7.5 The Popularization of Solar Calendar in Neolithic China

7.6 The Necessity of Establishing and Popularizing the World’s Earliest Solar Calendar in

China

 

Chapter 8 The Other Branches of Yi-Lore and the Gua-based Pictograms

8.1 The Direction Finding Techniques of Yi-lore in Fuxi Era

8.2 The Ceramic Technology of Yi-lore in Fuxi Era

8.3 The Geometry, Hunting and Rice-Planting Techniques of Yi-lore in Fuxi Era

8.4 Gua-Based Pictograms for Recording and Transmitting Yi-lore in Fuxi Era

 

Chapter 9 Fuxi Era: the Early Period of the Biginning Stage of Chinese

                 Civilization

9.1 Shifting of Chinese Civilization from Origin to Beginning Stage

9.2 The Basic Characteristics of Beginning Stage of Chinese Civilization

9.3 Fuxi Yi-lore with Yin/Yang – 8 Gua as its core was the Monument of the Starting Point for the Continuous Evolution of Chinese Civilization

 

Appendix  The Archaeological Excavation Reports on which This Book Is Based