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By Bent Nielsen

ISBN-10: 0700716084

ISBN-13: 9780700716081

Translations of the Yi jing into western languages were biased in the direction of the yili ('meaning and pattern') culture, while reports of the xiangshu ('image and number') culture - which takes as its element of departure the imagery and numerology linked to divination and its hexagrams, trigrams, strains, and comparable charts and diagrams - has remained quite unexplored. This significant new reference paintings is organised as a Chinese-English encyclopedia, prepared alphabetically in response to the pinyin romanisation, with chinese language characters appended. a personality index in addition to an English index is incorporated. The entries are of 2 forms: technical phrases and numerous different innovations with regards to the 'image and quantity' culture, and bio-bibliographical info on chinese language Yi jing students. each one access within the former type has a short clarification that comes with references to the origins of the time period, cross-references, and a connection with an access giving a extra accomplished remedy of the topic.

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Wenjian 3<:M. Jinshi degree in 1151. Cheng served as Assistant Editorial Director, Vice Director of the Imperial Library, and he was also Minister in the Ministry of Personnel. Cheng was a learned scholar with a special interest in history and geography and he wrote extensively on these subjects. His studies of The 31 Changes were inspired by the diagrams (Ill, see TU) of LIU MU, SHAO YONG, and ZHANG XINGCHENG. Cheng also studied 'the hexagrams and the vital material force' (:f~*", see GUA QI) and 'the hexagram lines and the temporal divisions' (~~, see YAO CHEN) [biog.

1. 2. ~, see BA GUA), see table 1 (p.

This conveys 18 the images of water above the earth [DA XIANG] and submissiveness below [TUAN]. The interlocking trigrams are KUN EE below GEN ::, joined they constitute BO [23] ~ ~, see HU TI. The containing trigrams: KUN EEcontains GEN ::, and KAN : : contains KUN EE, see BAO TI. Bi is laterally linked with DA YOU [14] - -, see PANG TONG GUA. In the hexagram arrangement of 'the eight palaces' (/\,§), Bi belongs to 'the returning souls' (&w;l) of KUN's :t$ palace and the 7th month, see BA GONG GUA.

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