Chinese ontology (cosmology) can be put into two main statements:
A. Everything in the world is changing.B. The world, in which everything is changing, doesn't change.
This two main statements are designing a paradoxical constellation.
1. The finiteness of the world is not closed but open.
Because of the changing statement (A) the finiteness (B) is not static.
"In a closed world, which consists of many worlds, there is no narrowness. In such a world, which is open and closed at once, there is profoundness of reflection and broadness of interaction." (The Book of Diamonds, Intro)
2. Everything in the world is connectable.
Because of the finite structure of the world, entities are accessible in many ways.
3. Connections are bi-directional.
Because of the finiteness there is no uni-directionality in linear time.
4. Bi-directionality is chiastic.
Because the world is changing, the way back is not exactly the same as the way forwards. This is defining the heterarchic grid structure of the world.
5. The modeling process of Chinese ontology is not phono-logocentric.
Because of the paradoxical character of the "ontology" it can not be represented by phono-logical statements of identity-based mathematics and logic.
6. Because it is written in logical sentences, this aperçu of a definition of Chinese ontology is a paradox metaphor.
7. A first operative description and formalization of Chinese ontology is proposed by the Diamond Theory, which is in a trans-phonological sense a paradox.
8. Diamond theoretic paradoxy is positively inscribed in Diamond Theory as the interplay, i.e., chiasm, between categories and saltatories. Saltatories are complementary to categories. Complementarity is not duality.
9. The structure of the interplay (chiasm) of categories and saltatories in Diamond Theory is defined by the proemial relationship.
10. The proemiality of the proemial relationship is inscribed as an interplay between order-, exchange- and coincidence relations, distributed over different loci.
11. Because of the finiteness of the world Diamonds have a location in it. The location (position) of Diamonds is inscribed by their place-designators.
12. The self-referential paradoxy/parallaxy of the metaphor of Chinese ontology is realized by the operative calculus of Diamonds as an interplay between categories and saltatories of Diamond Theory.