Systems Thinking : unlocking the myth of Tree of Life. Attempts in co-relating the theory of Tree of Life, Taichi Yin-Yang Five Elements Trinity i±1 System, Traditional Chinese Medicine Differential Diagnosis-Cure Process, Schemas Theory, Relational Science, DSRP Theory, Five Aggregates of Human Mind System by Buddha, and Cognitive Process of Consciousness

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Abstract:
General systems theories have been developing with the aim of understanding the general fundamental components and relationships of knowledge across different disciplines. After 60 years of hard work and academic exchanges, many modern Western systems theories have developed with a variety of terminologies, illustrating the relationships between observers and decision makers, between systems and environment, and between the organizational forces of systems (decreases entropy with emerging effect) and the chaotic forces of the 2nd law of thermodynamics (increases entropy with de-emerging effect). In order to enrich and enlighten further development of the theories, ancient Eastern wisdoms from Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (
儒釋道醫) have been analyzed with modern systems terminologies for the “Integral East-West Systems Thinking” project by the Ancient Balance Medicine Research Institute.

Tree of Life” is a term and concept that appeared in different ancient cultures. The one that is being investigated is the Hermetic version of Tree of Life, Qabalah, as illustrated by SpiritScienceCentral.com with 10 spheres or “planes” of creation which are individually called Sephira. Other versions have more relationships between the spheres, for example, the Jewish and the Christian version. The research challenge lies in how to co-relate these 10 spheres with the numbers 2 in Ying-Yang by Taoism, 3 in Heaven-Earth-Human Trinity by Confucianism, 4 in Distictions-Systems-Relationships-Perspectives theory of analysis by Derek Cabrera, 5 in Five Elements Differential Diagnosis-Cure Process by Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Aggregates Human Mind Systems by Buddha, Five Virtues by Confucianism, Five components in R-theory of Relational Sciences by John Kineman, 13 in the 5+3+5 levels in Emergent Meta-system in Schemas Thoery by Kent Palmer, and 15 in the 3×5 levels in the Taichi Yin-Yang Five Elements Trinity i±1 System by Ancient Balance Medicine Research Institute. All theories seem to attempt to release the boundary of duality between the physical world with precise engineering and the world of consciousness with fuzzy cognitive processes, and eventually develop different united non-dual systems thinkings. The research in this paper has found a possible set of co-relations among these different systems thinkings, by analyzing in a systemic manner, the structure of the components and relationships, and their corresponding properties and transformations.

It is believed that the bridging of these Ancient-Modern East-West (古今中西)systems thinkings would inspire more research and academic exchanges, leading to a more holistic worldview for understanding ourselves and the world around us.

「儒家」遺產與《春秋繁露》Dong Zhongshu, a 'Confucian' Heritage and the Chunqiu fanlu (Chinese version) ISBN: 9789888488483

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全書目錄 緒論 001 附錄:外文著作對董仲舒的評價 006 第一章 歷史與思想背景 023 第二章 董仲舒的生平和聲名 045 原始資料的記載 048 後世文獻中的董仲舒 059 董仲舒對時事的回應及對後世的影響 077 小結 079 附錄 079 時代問題 079 《論衡》的記載 084 第三章 董仲舒的著作 087 〈天人三策〉 092 農業和賦稅 106 與匈奴的關係 112 〈士不遇賦〉 116 〈詣丞相公孫弘記室書〉 117 郊祭 119 董仲舒決獄 123 小結 126 附錄 126 〈天人三策〉中班固的角色 126 《前漢紀》和《資治通鑒》中的〈天人三策〉131 《古文苑》132 土地所有權 133 第四章 董仲舒著作中的主題 135 解釋災異 135 選官制度 147 設立學校 155 博士與博士弟子 156 《春秋》 161 常與變:古與今 164 董仲舒對個別人物的批評 169 推明孔氏 171 求雨、止雨 178 素王 185 一統 190 小結 196 附錄 197 主父偃與董仲舒 197 董仲舒與諸侯王 198 《論衡.亂龍》的真偽 202 求雨儀式的季節差異 204 第五章 《春秋繁露》的流傳與真偽 205 「繁露」206 作者和文本的真偽 207 印刷與版本 229 假設 237 附錄 238 黃震所舉「理不馴」的例子 238 常見版本 240 第六章 《春秋繁露》的章節和內容 主題的多樣性 241 《春秋繁露》各篇主題 244 附錄 277 〈對膠西王越大夫不得為仁〉 277 「權」和「經」 279 第七章 《春秋繁露》的主題和問題 281 陰陽五行 282 郊祭 286 質與文 295 「玉英」 307 天數 310 小結 311 第八章 《春秋繁露.三代改制質文》313 三統 318 傳說時代的帝王:三王、五帝和九皇 325 《公羊傳》及吳康的詮釋 330 《白虎通》 332 緯書 339 名號和等級 339 法令及其時代 340 小結 341 附錄 341 《春秋繁露.三代改制質文》341 第九章 結論 355 參考文獻 363 索引 389
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Intellectual developments of the Western Han dynasty (202 BCE 9 CE) have been studied hitherto on the assumptions that a system described as Confucianism acquired paramount importance and that Dong Zhongshu (ca. 198 to ca. 107 BCE) had been responsible for formulating its principles. In challenging these assumptions, this book examines Dong career and reputation, and his supposed authorship of the Chunqiu fanlu, for long subject to question. It is concluded that while some parts of that text may well represent the teachings that Dong Zhongshu promoted, some may perhaps date from as late as 79 CE; still others bear an affinity to writings which, banned as being suspect or potentially subversive, survive in no more than fragmentary form.
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