Journal directory listing - Volume 48 Number 2 (2003) - Humanities & Social Sciences【48(2)】December

The Core Structure of "Multiple, Binary, and Unitary (Zero)" in the Organization of Writing Author: Chen Man-Ming(Department of Chinese and Literature,National Taiwan Normal University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 48, No.2
Date:December 2003


This paper argues that the organization of writing is constructed by means of a "binary confrontation" between masculine (yang) and feminine (yin) attributes. The yin-yang structure that underlies the universe is also the foundation of a composition. The process of creation in nature as well as in a literary work can be generalized as a spiral structure; that is, it is a cyclic process of interaction between compliance and reversal. From the author's point of view, creation is subject to a compliant structure, i.e. "unitary (zero), binary and multiple." From the viewpoint of readers, appreciation is subject to a reverse structure; i.e. "multiple, binary, and unitary (zero)". The secondary structures are multiple; the core structure is binary. And the theme of a composition-which also determines the style and rhythm of a literary work-is unitary (zero). The core (binary) structure serves as center in the organization of a written essay. The binary confrontation between masculine (yang) and feminine (yin) attributes can be integrated upward into a "unitary (zero)" structure and also can branch downward into "multiple" (secondary) structures. This article then discusses the development, definition and aesthetics of a core structure.

Keywords:organization of writing, the core structure, the spiral structure of "unitary (zero), binary and multiple" and "multiple, binary, and unitary (zero)," theme, tempo, style

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APA FormatChen, M.-M. (2003). The Core Structure of "Multiple, Binary, and Unitary (Zero)" in the Organization of Writing. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Humanities & Social Science, 48(2), 71-94. doi:10.6210/JNTNULL.2003.48(2).01