The Origin, Development and Inheritance of Chinese Management Culture (2)


Two types of substances are produced at the opening and closing moments of the heavens and the earth, the negative substances and the positive substances, which are combined at different time and space points. With the cyclical changes of the celestial bodies of the sun rising and the moon setting, and the phenomenon of the abundance of water and fire on the earth, it produces the floating of cold and hot wind, forming the Five Luck.

The four seasons of the ups and downs of the six airs produce different refolding substances, which we call regenerating. All complexes are life, which produce different permutations and combinations at different points of time and space, which constitute everything in the complex world.

In summary, there are only five categories of these things, namely water, wood, fire, soil, and gold. In other words, these five types of refolding matter constitute everything in the universe. The five major categories belong to the “category” level.

“Kind” refers to the people, things, and things with five major attributes in the heaven and the earth. At the same time, the five categories of things complement and restrain each other, and constantly promote the transformation and development of things.

Heaven and earth do not express their own laws, and everything grows naturally, but humans must follow the path of heaven and earth, which is the doctrine of the great five elements advocated by the Chinese culture.


The objects and the laws revealed are all things in the human living space, the laws of material circulation, transformation, and development. In the activities of natural development, technological and economic development, and production and labor, human beings realize that the biosphere on the earth is a huge ecosystem, which contains many sub-ecosystems. In each sub-ecosystem, biology and non-living things follow the path of the five elements, carrying out the circulation and transformation of matter and energy. The cycle and transformation of this ecosystem make people act on different levels of truth.

With the development of mankind, especially the application of water, fire and labor tools, mankind has rapidly strengthened the grasp and control of the surrounding environment, and specialized division of labor and collaboration has emerged, including industry, agriculture, commerce, military, and medicine. And so on, and each system penetrates each other.

In order to further understand the laws and characteristics of each subsystem, things with five categories of attributes are divided into “disciplines”.

“Subject” refers to the knowledge of sub-discipline research. The so-called “encyclopedia” is actually summarized into three major subjects, which can be roughly divided into theoretical subjects, applied subjects, and humanities. “learn”. It is the science, mathematics, physics, and chemistry under “science”; heaven, earth, life; sound, body, beauty; literature, history, philosophy; agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, deputy, fishery; engineering, business, military, etc., and more and more marginal disciplines and industries are within the scope of “learning”.

“Learning” reveals the internal laws of a certain discipline, industry, and the laws of interrelationship and mutual penetration among disciplines. The system of national movement that we have described is a concrete manifestation of the internal laws of science and learning. Therefore, we are talking about the scientific development concept that we should promote in the development of human beings at this stage. In particular, the development concept of natural ecological environment construction is an important concept for human survival and development!

China emphasized “establishing an ecological civilization concept that respects nature, conforms to nature, and protects nature.” This reflects that Chinese culture stands on “Harmony between Man and Nature”.

To sum up: we can clearly understand the origin of mankind and the development process of epistemology.

“Total” means “Dao” is the general law of the universe. It is the general law of nature, and the “body” is the “chaotic egg”. It is the law of the initial state of the universe and beyond, that is, the cosmic body circulates and recurs upon itself under the restriction of the general law, the law of endless growth, restraint, and endless changes.

“Kind” refers to two kinds of substances, yin and yang; the biochemical laws of the material world in different layers.

“Division” refers to the five categories of people, things, and things between heaven and earth; that is, the inner laws and rules of the five categories of attributes between heaven and earth.

“Subject” refers to the ecosystem of the biosphere on the earth; it is the law of circulation, transformation and development of people, things, and things in the living space of mankind.

“Learning” refers to a certain discipline or industry. Reveal the internal laws of a certain discipline, industry and the interrelationships and interpenetration laws of various disciplines.

Chinese Management is inextricably linked with the approach of the Chinese people themselves to understanding and studying the principles of the structure of the Universe and the interaction of its elements with human participation. Man overcomes the barriers of chaos in the way of harmonizing society by inclusively taking these principles into account when making complex management decisions concerning the present and future of humankind itself. Thus, complete ignorance in the natural sphere can lead to the complete collapse of systems, while in-depth study of natural and environmental factors justifies the management as a rationally motivated maintenance of homeostasis of all living beings.

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