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Classical Chinese Combinatorics: Derivation of the Book of Changes Hexagram Sequence By Richard S Cook
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The first and most enigmatic of the Chinese classics is the Book of Changes, and the reasoning behind its binary hexagram sequence remained an unsolved mystery for some 3,000 years (according to the... More > tradition ascribing it to King Wen of Zhou, d. -11th c.). This Monograph resolves the classical enigma: Richard Cook provides a comprehensive analysis of the hexagram sequence, showing that its classification of binary sequences demonstrates knowledge of the convergence of certain linear recurrence sequences (LRS; Pingala -5th c.?, Fibonacci 1202) to division in extreme and mean ratio (DEMR, the “Golden Section” irrational; Pythagoras -6th c.?, Euclid -4th c.). It is shown that the complex hexagram sequence encapsulates a careful and ingenious demonstration of the LRS/DEMR relation, that this knowledge results from general combinatorial analysis, and is reflected in elements emphasized in ancient Chinese and Western mathematical traditions.< Less
The Etymology of Chinese 辰 Chén By Richard S Cook
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This edition presents for the first time the original full-size laser master of Richard Cook’s 1995 LTBA 18.2 monograph. In this typographically complex and copiously illustrated study, the... More > original signification of the Chinese 辰 chén pictogram is demonstrated from graphic, semantic, and phonological perspectives. On the basis of an examination of the extant Chinese material from all historical periods, it is shown that the 辰 chén sign is in fact a representation of a scorpion in striking position as seen in profile. It is shown that this representation bears directly upon the once vigorous traditions relating to the ancient equinoctial position of the star Antares in the Breast of the Celestial Scorpion. And though certain stellar concepts betray the likelihood of an early (pre-OBI) Sino-Mesopotamian relation (stimulus diffusion), these concepts nevertheless took peculiar Chinese form, such that it is possible to demonstrate the cognacy of Chinese 辰 chén and ‘scorpion’ words in Sino-Tibetan.< Less
The Eastern Han Chinese Grammaticon, Volume 3 By Richard S Cook
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STEDT Monograph #9, Volume 3 of 4, by Richard S. Cook. This is the second of the two concordance volumes, including lexical source mappings, and modern (Mandarin) and historical (Middle and Old... More > Chinese) readings. See the full description under Volume 1. Each of the four volumes must be ordered separately.< Less
The Eastern Han Chinese Grammaticon, Volume 1 By Richard S Cook
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STEDT Monograph #9 is a high-resolution edition of 《說文解字 ‧ 電子版》 Digital Recension of the Eastern Hàn Chinese Grammaticon,... More > by Richard S. Cook (Doctoral Dissertation, UC Berkeley, Dept. of Linguistics, 2003). This work, the first-ever reconstruction of a complete Shuo Wen (121 AD) Urtext, presents the results of more than a decade of effort directed at elucidating the major findings of the principal Qing Dynasty commentary edition (Duan 1815). In four-volumes (2,400 pages), this monograph situates the 19th c. findings firmly in the context of traditional and modern Chinese lexicography, with complete mappings to important lexica, and Old and Middle Chinese readings. Volume 1 documents the recension and phonological findings; Volumes 2 and 3 contain the concordance data, source mappings, and readings; Volume 4 (newly available) contains the complete reconstructed Shuo Wen Urtext typeset in Seal Script (vertical text, right-to-left). Each of the four volumes must be ordered separately.< Less
The Eastern Han Chinese Grammaticon, Volume 4 By Richard S Cook
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STEDT Monograph #9, Volume 4 of 4, by Richard S. Cook. This volume is pure Eastern Han Dynasty Chinese Seal Script (vertical text, right-to-left). See the full description under Volume 1. Each of the... More > four volumes must be ordered separately.< Less
The Eastern Han Chinese Grammaticon, Volume 2 By Richard S Cook
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STEDT Monograph #9, Volume 2 of 4, by Richard S. Cook. This is the first of the two concordance volumes, including lexical source mappings, and modern (Mandarin) and historical (Middle and Old... More > Chinese) readings. See the full description under Volume 1. Each of the four volumes must be ordered separately.< Less