"The Way of life in one, One gives birth in the Two, Two gives birth in Three." These lines of chapter 42 of the Daodejing, illustrate how the use of numbers is ancient and essential in traditional China. In fact, beyond their concrete meaning, the numbers are rich in symbolic values. Thus, in the writings of the classics, the symbolic dimension appears as a key of essential reading to learn about the chinese culture or to read the great texts that have founded the thought; it is indispensable for a better understanding of the medicine, daoism, or The Book of Mutations. For this reason, the introduction of Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée cala in the polysemy of the chinese numbers, which indicate simple quantities, or of the ranks, they translate the vision of a world order, bearing witness to the wisdom on which it is based. "From a source A, the life is expressed in the infinite manifold".