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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2019, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (12): 983-987.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2019.12.003

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On significance of ancient astronomical coordinate systems for research into doctrine of five circuit phases and six atmospheric influences*

Meng Qingyan1, Zhang Qicheng1#, Zhang Qingxiang2, Liu Yuanyuan2   

  1. 1 Beijing University of TCM, Beijing 100029, China;
    2 Shandong University of TCM, Shandong 250355, China
  • Received:2019-05-26 Online:2019-12-30 Published:2020-01-06
  • Contact: Prof.Zhang Qingcheng, Doctoral Supervisor.Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. No.11, Beijsanhuan Donglu Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029, E-mail:Zhangqicheng96@163.com

Abstract: As an important part of TCM theory, the doctrine of the five circuit phases and six atmospheric influences involves the pattern of changes in nature based on human’s observation and life experience.The doctrine emerged when astronomy in ancient China had reached a high level of precision.Thus, this paper analyzes the characteristics of three ancient astronomical coordinate systems,which may provide some reference for current study of the doctrine.It probes into the doctrine of the five circuit phases and six atmospheric influences and corrects some mistakes in the present research on the doctrine by analyzing it in the specific context where it emerged and developed. It also deepens the connotation of the doctrine by revealing the major, essential and inevitable factors in its formation, which provides reference for the learning and theoretical study of the doctrine.

Key words: ancient astronomy, astronomical coordinate system, five circuit phases and six atmospheric influences, theory construction, basic theory of TCM

CLC Number: 

  • R226