The Origin of Chinese Science and Civilization-Volume 6

 The Origin of Chinese Science and Civilization 

Honghai Deng

Volume 6

The Origin of Chinese Agronomy and Medicine:

Shennong Yi-lore and the Late Period of Beginning Stages of Chinese Civilization 

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 Systematizing of the Legends on Shennong Recgorded in the Extant Transmitted  

                 Texts

1.1 The Legendary Birthplace and Habitat of Shennong Clan

1.2 The Legendary Chorology of Shennong Clan

1.3 The Legendary Great Contributions of Shennong Clan

Chapter 2 The Proto-writings of Shennong Era: Decimal Numeral Groups of Shennong Gua

2.1 The Decimal Numeral Groups of Shennong Gua as the Sign of Shennong Era

2.2 The Rise and Spread of Decimal Numeral Groups in Yangtze River Valley

2.3 The Communication of Decimal Numeral Groups to Other Regions

2.4 The Transformation of Decimal Numeral Groups into Pictographs

Chapter 3 The Verification of the Legends on Shennong in Kuahuqiao Site

3.1 The Verification of the Legend “Established Calendar”

3.2 The Verification of the Legends “Created Agronomy and Medicine”

3.3 The Source of Kuahuqiao Culture and the Legend “From Fuxi to Shennong”

3.4 The Outlet for Kuahuqiao Culture and the Legend “Shennong-Yang Emperor”

Chapter 4 The Verification of the Legends on Shennong in Gaomiao Site

4.1 The Verification of Legend “Ruled the Four Cardinal Points of a Solar Year”

4.2 The Verification of Legend “Initialed Developing Mountain Areas”

4.3 The Verification of Legend “Introduced to Farming by the Burn Method”

4.4 The Verification of Legend “Taught People Skills of Rice Farming”

Chapter 5 The Verification of the Legends on Shennong in the Post-Kuahuqiao Sites in

                 Southeast China

5.1 The Verification of Legend “Rectified the Four Cardinal Points of a Solar Year”

5.2 The Verification of Legend “Developed 12 Equal Division-method”

5.3 The Verification of Legend “Deduced 64 Hexagrams from 8 Trigrams”

5.4  The Scientific and Technological Achievements Shown in the Remains

Chapter 6 The Verification of the Legends on Shennong in Daxi Cultural Sites

6.1 The Verification of Legend “Rectified the Four Cardinal Points of a Solar Year”

6.2 The Verification of Legend “Deduced 64 Hexagrams from 8 Trigrams”

6.3 The Spherical Geometric Achievements Shown in the Remains

Chapter 7 The Verification of the Legends on Shennong in Xiawanggang Site

7.1 The Transformation from Fuxi to Shennong Era Shown in the Remains

7.2 The Verification of Legend “Deduced 64 Hexagrams from 8 Trigrams”

7.3 The Verification of the Legends “Developed Yi-lore and Medicine”

Chapter 8 The Verification of the Legends on Shennong in the Banpo Cultural Sites in

                 Northwest China

8.1 The The Verification of the Legends on Shennong in the Banpo Cultural Sites in

South Shanxi

8.2 The Verification of the Legends on Shennong in the Banpo Cultural Sites in

Eastern Shanxi

8.3 The Verification of the Legends on Shennong in the Banpo Cultural Sites in

Eastern Jing-Wei River Valleries

8.4  The Verification of the Legends on Shennong in the Banpo Cultural Sites in

Western Shanxi

8.5  The Transformation from Shennong to Huangdi Era Shown in the Remains

Chapter 9 Agricultural Development in Shennong Era and  Shennong Yi-Lore

9.1 The Transformation from Primitive to Stick- tillage Farming

9.2 The Origin and the Early Evolution  of Farm Tools Shennong Era

9.3 The Origin of Agronomy and Shennong Yi-Lore

9.4  The Co-evolution of Agro-food and Ceramic Industries in Shennong Era

Chapter 10 The Origin of Chinese Medicine and Shennong Yi-Lore

 10.1 The Origin of Acupuncture and Herbal Meicine and Their Theoris

10.2 The Origin of Chinese Enviromental Medicine—Fengshui

10.3 The Origin of Chinese Psychological Medicine—Divinazation

Chapter 11 Shennong Era: the Late Period of the Beginning Stage of Chinese

                 Civilization

11.1 The True History of Shennong Era

11.2 The True Habitat and Chorology of Shennong-Yandi Tribal Union

11.3 The True Historical Contributions of Shennong-Yandi Tribal Union

Appendix  The Archaeological Excavation Reports on which This Book Is Based