The Origin of Chinese Science and Civilization-Volume 7

The Origin of Chinese Science and Civilization 

Honghai Deng

Volume 7

The Origin of the Five-phase Cycling Theory:

                 Hungdi Yi-lore and the Early Period of Elementary Stage of Chinese Civilization

 

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 Systematizing of the Legends on Huangdi Recorded in the Extant Transmitted  

                 Texts

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

 

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

  • ∨-Containing Numeral Groups of Huangdi Gua as the Sign of Huangdi Era
  • The Popularization of the Numeral Groups “↑” and “↓” in North-west China
  • The Communication of the Numeral Groups “↑” and “↓” to Other Regions
  • The Transformation of Numeral Groups into Pictographs in Huangdi Era

 

Chapter 3 Huangdi Era’s Five-phase Calendar: the Origin of the Five-phase Cycling Theory

5.1 Huangdi Era and the  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  The Implement of Five-phase Calendar and the Rise of Five-phase Cycling Theory

 

Chapter 4 The Development of Agricultural and Handicraft Industries                    

4.1  Agriculture Developed to Start to Produce Surplus

4.2  Stoneware and Jade Industries Developed to Be Specialized

4.3  Ceramic Industries Developed to Specialized with Speed-Wheel

4.4  The Origin and Early Evolution of Bronze Ware in China

4.5  Architecture Developed to Build Palaces

 

Chapter 5 The Origin and Early Evolution of Cities in China

5.1 The Essence  of Cities and the Origin of Cities

5.2 The 6000-year-Old City: the Source of Urban Civilization in South China

5.3 The 5000-year-Old City: the Source of Urban Civilization in North China

5.4  The Impacts of the Earliest Cities in Urbanization in Ancient China

 

Chapter 6 The Origin and Early Evolution of Religion in China

6.1 The Essence of Religion and the Origin of Religion

6.2 The Originators of Calendar and the Tribal Ancestral Astronomers Deified as Gods

6.3 The Objects of Astronomical Observation Deified as Natural Gods

6.4 The Instruments Used in Astronomical Observation Deified as Thrones and Rituals

6.5 The Customs for Practicing Astronomical Observation Deified as Ritual Regulations

 

Chapter 7 The Origin and Early Evolution of the State in China

7.1 The Essence of the State and the Origin of the State

7.2 The Cognitive Archaeology of the Origin of the State in China

7.3 The Earliest United Regional States: Hundi’s Youxion Country

7.4 The State Institutions and Their Functions of Huangdi’s Youxion Country

7.5 The Position and Role of Huangdi’s Youxion Country in State Civilization History

 

Chapter 8 Huangdi Era: the Early Period of the Elementary Stage of Chinese

                 Civilization

11.1 The Huangdi Era: the Elementary Civilizational Society in China

11.2 The Huangdi’s Youxion Country: the Earliest Central Country in China

11.3  The Huangdi’s Youxion Country: the Earliest Civilizational Country in the World

 

Appendix  The Archaeological Excavation Reports on which This Book Is Based