Record of Music Book - Yue Ji
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Record of Music Book - Yue Ji 樂記
The ancient Chinese book named Music is said to no longer exist. According to recorded histories, Music was one of the many books that were burned during the reign of emperor Qin Shi Huang (circa 259 B.C. to 210 B.C.). The Record of Music is presented as if being a summary to some of the ideas that may have existed within Music.
By how the words and sentences are patterned within Record of Music, it is estimated that the book was written somewhere around the era of 200 B.C. to 200 A.D.. Due to most all ancient books having been inappropriately modified and redacted by scholar-philosophers, then there is no reason to assume that Record of Music was written by only one author, nor written within any one year.
Therefore, as the Record of Music book currently exists, it possesses no appreciable value relative to sincere interests of what the book Music may have taught. Nevertheless, the Record of Music book does have value to individuals researching the degradations of language and mind. By observing Record of Music's word usage and sentence patterning, the linear progressions of first-person language, mind, and firsthand experience, are inverse to the linear progressions of third-person phonetics and organized systems of memorization (e.g. schools). By evaluating known languages back to around three-thousand years, all known cultures have experienced similar inverse progressions relative to when each culture developed organized systems of memorization.
The Record of Music book is an excellent marker of when cultures and languages were mixed within the China region. Qin Shi Huang is often praised for having united the seven warring states along with ten or more smaller states. From a political point of view, Qin's reign was significant and propserous, but from a cultural and intellectual point of view, Qin destroyed all cultures' languages and customs by attempting to mix them into one. Always are all cultures destroyed when mixed together.
From the literary point of view, the Qin dynasty is said to have begun the standardization of Chinese word characters, which led to the inevitable necessity of phonetics. The Qin dynasty, therefore, is a marker between first-person understanding and third-person imagination.
The degradation of Chinese words and sentence structures are easily observable to have had a sharp and lengthy increase around the year 200 B.C.. Having found the history of Qin Shi Huang, the cause of degradation is then verified. By around 200 A.D. to 400 A.D., the written Chinese language would become almost unintelligible to non-native speaking Chinese people, and now, today, most all Chinese words are similarly meaningless as any other language's. As has occurred in all languages, when words become phonetic and are taught in schools to be memorized, the students' ability to think is also diminished.
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