The Classic of Changes

The Classic of Changes

The first new translation of this work to appear in more than twenty-five years, the Columbia I Ching presents the classic book of changes for the world of today.

Author: Bi Wang

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231082940

Category: Religion

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The first new translation of this work to appear in more than twenty-five years, the Columbia I Ching presents the classic book of changes for the world of today. Used in China as a book of divination and source of wisdom for more than three thousand years by scholars and general readers alike, it has influenced Western intellectuals and artists from Carl Jung to John Cage, bringing this most important work of the Confucian canon immense popular appeal. Finally, after decades of inaccurate translations and outdated, expurgated pocket editions, here is an I Ching that catches up with its readers. Richard Lynn's introduction explains the organization of The Classic of Changes through the history of its various parts, and describes how the text was and is still used as a manual of divination with both the stalk and coin methods. For the fortune-telling initiate, he provides a chart of trigrams and hexagrams; an index of terms, names, and concepts; a glossary and bibliography; and thoughts on his method of translation. Lynn presents for the first time in English the fascinating commentary of Wang Bi (226-249), who was the principal definer of the work for some seven hundred years. Wang Bi interpreted the I Ching as a book of moral and political wisdom, arguing that the text should not be read literally, but rather as an expression of abstract ideas. Lynn places Wang Bi's commentary in historical context and examines the interpretation of this common source for both Confucian and Taoist philosophy before and after Wang Bi's time. Columbia's I Ching offers devotees the most authoritative and lucid translation they have yet to encounter, while giving first-time readers the chance to consult a fascinating and important Chinese work. The Classic of Changes will be the new standard for years to come.
Categories: Religion

The Classic of Changes

The Classic of Changes

As this translation of the Classic of Changes is based exclusively on the Wang Bi/Han Kangbo commentary and the subcommentary of Kong Yingda, it is significantly different in many places from other translations, which for the most part ...

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Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231514057

Category: Philosophy

Page: 602

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Used in China as a book of divination and source of wisdom for more than three thousand years, the I Ching has been taken up by millions of English-language speakers in the nineteenth century. The first translation ever to appear in English that includes one of the major Chinese philosophical commentaries, the Columbia I Ching presents the classic book of changes for the world today. Richard Lynn's introduction to this new translation explains the organization of The Classic of Changes through the history of its various parts, and describes how the text was and still is used as a manual of divination with both the stalk and coin methods. For the fortune-telling novice, he provides a chart of trigrams and hexagrams; an index of terms, names, and concepts; and a glossary and bibliography. Lynn presents for the first time in English the fascinating commentary on the I Ching written by Wang Bi (226-249), who was the main interpreter of the work for some seven hundred years. Wang Bi interpreted the I Ching as a book of moral and political wisdom, arguing that the text should not be read literally, but rather as an expression of abstract ideas. Lynn places Wang Bi's commentary in historical context.
Categories: Philosophy

The Classic of Changes in Cultural Context

The Classic of Changes in Cultural Context

The Classic of Changes (Yi jing) or Changes of the [Western] Zhou [dynasty] (Zhou yi) is one of the most ancient texts known to human civilization and always given pride of place in the Chinese classical tradition.

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Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 9781621968023

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A translation of the standard reference for I Ching divination written by Chu Hsi. A bilingual Chinese text, with original hexagrams and trigrams, and charts of changes.

Author: 朱熹

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105112961235

Category: Divination

Page: 74

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A translation of the standard reference for I Ching divination written by Chu Hsi. A bilingual Chinese text, with original hexagrams and trigrams, and charts of changes.
Categories: Divination

The Classic of the Way and Virtue

The Classic of the Way and Virtue

Cf. Xici zhuan ( Commentary on the Appended Phrases ) , Part One of the Changes of the Zhou ( Classic of Changes ) , which reads : “ It is the numinous ( shen ) alone that thus allows one to make quick progress without hurrying and ...

Author: Laozi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231105800

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 244

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A new translation of the Tao-te Ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi--whose commentaries following each statement flesh out the text so that it speaks to the modern Western reader as it has to Asians for centuries.
Categories: Literary Collections

Sources of East Asian Tradition Premodern Asia

Sources of East Asian Tradition  Premodern Asia

Therefore [ the Classic of Changes says ) , “ Establishing the Way of Heaven , [ the sages ] speak of yin and yang ; establishing the Way of Earth they speak of yielding and firm [ hexagram lines ) ; establishing ...

Author: Wm. Theodore De Bary

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231143052

Category: History

Page: 936

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In Sources of East Asian Tradition, Wm. Theodore de Bary offers a selection of essential readings from his immensely popular anthologies Sources of Chinese Tradition, Sources of Korean Tradition, and Sources of Japanese Tradition so readers can experience a concise but no less comprehensive portrait of the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of East Asia. Volume 1 samples writings from the earliest times to 1600, illuminating life in early China and the first imperial age, as well as the profound impact of Daoism, Buddhism, the Confucian revival, and Neo-Confucianism; the origins of Korean culture and political structures, up through the Choson dynasty; and major developments in early and medieval Japan. De Bary maintains his trademark balance of source materials, including seminal readings in the areas of history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, thereby continuing his own tradition of providing an exceptional resource for teachers, scholars, students, and the general reader.
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Eastern Religions

Eastern Religions

At the heart of the Confucian tradition are its scriptures , especially the “ Five Classics ” and the “ Four Books . ... For him , this wisdom was accessible primarily through the study of the Classics : the Classic of Changes ( Yijing ...

Author: Vasudha Narayanan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195221915

Category: Religion

Page: 552

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An illustrated introduction to five of the great religious traditions of the world examines the principles, practices, tenets, and history of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto, in a detailed study designed to help those in the West who wish to move closer to the spirit of the East. Original.
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The Historical Roots of Technical Communication in the Chinese Tradition

The Historical Roots of Technical Communication in the Chinese Tradition

CHAPTER EIGHT CLASSIC OF CHANGES (᱃㓿 YI JING OR I CHING): AN ANCIENT BOOK OF TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS 508 Though the Classic of Changes ranks fifth among the six Confucian classics in terms of its place in the sequence, in terms of its ...

Author: Daniel Dingxiong Ding

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527559899

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 361

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This book traces Chinese technical communication from its beginnings, investigating how it began and the major factors that shaped its practice. It also looks at the major philosophical and historical traditions in Chinese technical communication, and how historical and philosophical threads play out in contemporary Chinese technical communication practice. In considering such issues, the book gives attention to some of the major classical Chinese texts, but treats them as artefacts of technical communication. It explores the roots of Chinese technical communication, reviews traditional philosophy that has shaped such practice, discusses the key links in the history of Chinese technical communication, and recounts historical roots and contemporary practice side by side. It provides the reader with compelling perspectives on the historical roots of Chinese technical communication.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Confucianism

Confucianism

Zhu Xi's Use of the Classic of Changes While there is certainly evidence of Zhu Xi's formidable intellect and creative mind in his synthesis of Mencius, Chan Buddhism and Northern Neo-Confucianism, Joseph Adler identifies as the most ...

Author: Ronnie L. Littlejohn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857736314

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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It is arguably Confucianism, not Communism, which lies at the core of China's deepest sense of self. Although reviled by Chinese intellectuals of the 1950s-1990s, who spoke of it as 'yellow silt clotting the arteries of the country', Confucianism has defied eradication, remaining a fundamental part of the nation's soul for 2500 years. And now, as China assumes greater ascendancy on the world economic stage, it is making a strong comeback as a pragmatic philosophy of personal as well as corporate transformation, popular in home, boardroom and in current political discussion. What is this complex system of ideology that stems from the teachings of a remarkable man called Confucius (Kongzi), who lived in the distant sixth century BCE? Though he left no writings of his own, the oral teachings recorded by the founder's disciples in the 'Analects' left a profound mark on later Chinese politics and governance. They outline a system of social cohesiveness dependent upon personal virtue and self-control. For Confucius, society's harmony relied upon the appropriate behaviour of each individual within the social hierarchy; and its emphasis on practical ethics has led many to think of Confucianism as a secular philosophy rather than a religion. In this new, comprehensive introduction, Ronnie Littlejohn argues rather that Confucianism is profoundly spiritual, and must be treated as such. He offers full coverage of the tradition's sometimes neglected metaphysics, as well as its varied manifestations in education, art, literature and culture.
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Lai Chih te 1525 1604 and the Phenomenology of the Classic of Change I Ching

Lai Chih te  1525 1604  and the Phenomenology of the Classic of Change  I Ching

Heaver., Earth, and Man jr the Book of Changes: Seven Eranos Lectures. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1977. . "Ch Ming Orthodoxy." Monumenta Serica 29 (1970-71) : 1-26. Wilhelm, Richard, trans. The I. Ching.

Author: Larry James Schulz

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00592881U

Category: Yi jing

Page: 712

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Categories: Yi jing