The Origin of Chinese Science and Civilization-Volume 8

The Origin of Chinese Science and Civilization 

Honghai Deng

Volume 8

The Transformation of Prehisoric Three Yi-lores into Written Three Yi- Classics: 

Five Emperors-Three Dynasties and

Chifting of Chinese Civilization from Elementary to Mature

 

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 Systematizing of the Legends on Five Emperors Recorded in the Extant

                 Transmitted Texts

  • The Legendary Habitat of Five Emperors Dominated over Central Plains
  • The Legendary Chorology of Five Emperors Dominated over Central Plains
  • The Legendary Great Contributions of Five Emperors

 

Chapter 2 The Writings of Five Emperors’ Era: Numeral Groups Shifted to Pictographs

  • Following  the Tracks of the Name of  Five Emperors’ Tribes
  • Numeral Groups Shifted to Pictographs
  • Numeral Groups Used Continuously as Writings in Different Regions

 

Chapter 3 Numeral Groups in the Period of Xia to Late Shang Dynasties

3.1  The New Trend of Evolution of Numeral Groups in Tree Dynasties

3.2  Numeral Groups Shifted to Pre-oracle-bone Inscriptions in Xia Dynasty

3.3  Numeral Groups Replaced Basically by Oracle-bone Inscriptions at Upper Levels in Late

Shang Dynasty

3.4  Numeral Groups Used Continuously as Writings among the People in Rate Shang Dynasty

 

Chapter 4 Numeral Groups in the Period of Western Zhou to Eastern Zhou

4.1  The Function of Numeral Groups to Be Concentrated ̶on Divinations

4.2  Numeral Groups Not Replaced Completely by Pictographic Characters

4.3  The Notation of Numeral Groups to Be Concetrated on 一  and ∧ or 八

4.4  Numeral Groups Used Continuously as Writings in Remote Regions

 

Chapter 5 Numeral Groups Transformed into ―˰or  ̶   ̶   Groups in the Period of

                  Mid-warring to Western Han

5.1  Numeral Groups Replaced by ―˰or  ̶   ̶   Groups

5.2  Numeral Groups Used Still as Writings in Some Remote Regions

5.3  Numeral Groups Used Commonly by Agricultural Clans as Proto-writings

in Prehistorical China

 

Chapter 6  The Calendar of Five Emperors’ Era: the Rise of 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 The Calendar of Tree Dynasties: 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 Accomplishment and Development of Mature Lunar-Solar and Gan-Zhi Composed

Calendars

 

Chapter 8 The Transformation of Chinese Civilization form Elementary to Mature

8.1 The Transformation of Industric Civilization from Elementary to Mature

8.2 The Transformation of Urban Civilization from Elementary to Mature

8.3 The Transformation of State Civilization from Elementary to Mature

 

Chapter 9 From Prehistorical Tree Yi-lore to Written Tree Yi-classics

9.1 The Change of National Religion: Elementary-Prime-Gods Mixed with People

9.2 From Prehistorical Tree Yi-lore to Written Tree Yi-classics

9.3 The LianshanYi-classic in Xia Dynasty

9.4 The Guizang Yi-classic in Shang Dynasty

 

Chapter 10 The Formation of Zhou Yi-classic

10.1 The Presuppositions of the Formation of Zhou Yi-classic

10.2 The Date of the Formation of Zhou Yi-classic

10.3 The Authors of Zhou Yi-classic

10.4 How the Title of Zhou Yi-classic Came about

10.5 The Aim of Zhou Yi-classic

10.6 The Outline of Zhou Yi-classic

10.7 The Divination Terms in Zhou Yi-classic

10.8 The Written Language of Zhou Yi-classic

 

Chapter 11 The Philosophizing of Yi-lore and the Development of Traditional

                   Science and Civilization in China: the Origin and Evolution of the Thought of

                   Yin/yang Integrated with Five Phases            

  • 100,000 – 7,000 BC: the Origins of  Concepts of Yin/Yang and Five Phases
  • 7,000-5,500 BC: the Evolution of Concepts of Yin/Yang and Five Phases
  • 5,500-4,000 BC: the Development of Yin/Yang Concept into Core of Cosmology
  • 4,000-2,600 BC: the Rise of Five Phases Theory and Its Competition with

Yin/Yang Thought

  • 2,600-2,100 BC: the Integration of Yin/Yang Thought and Five Phases Theory
  • 2,100-1,100 BC: the Philosophizing of Integration of Yin/Yang Thought and Five

Phases Theory

  • 1,100-700 BC: The Formation of Organic Philosophy with the Thought of

Yin/yang Integrated with Five Phases as its Core

  • 700-200 BC: the Development of Traditional Science and Civilization under the

Domination of the Thought of Yin/Yang Integrated with Five Phases

 

Appendix  The Archaeological Excavation Reports on which This Book Is Based