The Sinitic Civilization Book I

A Factual History Through the Lens of Archaeology, Bronzeware, Astronomy, Divination, Calendar and the Annals

by Hong Yuan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/26/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 804
ISBN : 9781532058288
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 804
ISBN : 9781532058295

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The Sinitic Civilization
A Factual History Through the Lens of Archaeology, Bronzeware, Astronomy, Divination, Calendar and the Annals.

The book covered the time span of history of the Sinitic civilization from antiquity to the third millennium BC to AD 85. A comprehensive review of history related to the Sinitic cosmological, astronomical, astrological, historical, divinatory, and geographical developments was given. All ancient Chinese calendars had been examined, with the ancient thearchs’ dates examined from the perspective of how they were forged or made up. The book provides the indisputable evidence regarding the fingerprint of the forger for the AD third century book Shang-shu ( remotely ancient history) and close to fifty fingerprints of the forger of the contemporary version of The Bamboo Annals. Using the watershed line of Qin emperor Shihuangdi’s book burning of 213 BC, the book rectified what was the original history before the book burning, filtered out what was forged after the book burning, sorted out the sophistry and fables that were rampant just prior to the book burning, and validated the history against the records in the oracle bones, bronzeware, and bamboo slips. The book covers 95-98% and more of the contents in the two ancient history annals of The Spring Autumn Annals and The Bamboo Annals. There are dedicated chapters devoted to interpreting Qu Yuan’s poem Asking Heaven (Tian Wen), the mythical book The Legends of Mountains & Seas (Shan Hai Jing), geography book Lord Yu’s Tributes (Yu Gong), and fiction Zhou King Muwang’s Travelogue (Mu-tian-zi Zhuan). The book has appendices of two calendars: the first anterior quarter remainder calendar (247 B.C.-85 A.D.) of the Qin Empire, as well as a conversion table of the sexagenary years of the virtual Yin-li (Shang dynasty) quarter remainder calendar versus the Gregorian calendar, that covers the years 2698 B.C. to 2018 A.D. Book I stops about the midpoint of the 242 years covered in The Spring & Autumn Annals (722-481 B.C.). Book II stops at Han Emperor Zhangdi (reign A.D. 75-88), with the A.D. 85 adoption of the Sifen-li posterior quarter remainder calendar premised on reverting to the sexagenary years of the non-sidereal Yin-li epochal calendar.

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