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Hoofdstuk 4. 墬形 Zhuixing - Terrestrial Forms - Des formes terrestres

Onderwerp van dit hoofdstuk

Di (地) - Aarde. Terrestrial Forms Principles of geography, topography, and ecology earth.

Korte beschrijving hoofdstuk

Uit inleiding Major (2010): “Terrestrial Forms” gives its reader an account of the size, shape, and topography of the earth and of the dynamic interactions of the earth with its creatures. It does not, somewhat surprisingly, concern itself with political geography, of either the Warring States or the Qin–Han periods. (Astrological considerations concerning the states are treated in chapter 3, “Celestial Patterns.”)

De samenvatting van hoofdstuk 21 is de volgende:

“Terrestrial Forms” provides the means by which to encompass the length from north to south, reach the breadth from east to west, survey the topography of the mountains and hillocks, demarcate the locations of the rivers and valleys, illuminate the master of the myriad things, know the multitude of categories of living things, tabulate the enumerations of mountains and chasms, and chart the roadways far and near.
It enables you to circulate comprehensively and prepare exhaustively, so that you cannot be roused by things or startled by oddities.

Literatuur bij dit hoofdstuk

partiele vertalingen: Major 1993