The I Ching (Yijing) is an important text in the canon of world literature. It is also a divination tool familiar to millions of modern users. Books on the I Ching tend to approach it exclusively as one or the other: literary text or oracle. This annotated translation is designed to reconcile a century of provocative new scholarship with the function of divination for the modern reader. The most exciting new scholarship illuminates the epic tale of wise King Wen, valorous King Wu, and the rise of the Zhou dynasty. The emergence of this wonderful story explains countless cryptic allusions in the I Ching. It also provides an elegant way to recover the divinatory function for the modern reader, and suggests how it may have functioned for the original diviners. In this view, to make a divination is to read the moment against the dynasty change narrative -- truly to "consult King Wen."
Release on 2012-07-03 | by Gary G. Melyan,Wen-Kuang Chu
Author: Gary G. Melyan,Wen-Kuang Chu
Pubpsher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In this easy-to-follow pocket edition, the ancient Chinese system of predicting the future has been made simple, opening the hidden world of the l-Ching to the nonspecialist. The method of divining the 64 prophetic hexagrams, and the way to interpret their meaning correctly, is clearly explained, and—to give extra assistance—each hexagram is divided into 20 different categories of concern, ranging from love and marriage, to your best bets in business, and how to take care of your health. Thus, your fortune can be infallibly revealed in a way that has been followed throughout the East for more than 2000 years. Fascinating, intriguing, and entertaining—this is a book you really can't afford to be without.
Pubpsher: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc. USA
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
I Ching is a well-known ancient Chinese philosophical work and is also an only philosophical work in the world which studies how things operate, change and develop with symbols as its tenet. Based on the dualism of yin and yang, it classifies the properties of Heaven and Earth and all created things by virtue of images. And it divides all the laws existing in nature into sixty-four parts. Fuhsi summed up the theories of the Eight Trigrams by observing the phenomena of astronomy, geography and human affairs. Likewise, based on the Eight Trigrams, King Wen continued to make each trigram overlap with the other (including with itself) and advance the theories of the Sixty-four Hexagrams by observing the phenomena of astronomy, geography and human affairs. Later, Chou Kung (Duke of Chou) continued to replenish and refine the book and Confucius and many other scholars continued to improve and polish it as a complete philosophical work. Besides, Yen Emperor’s Lien Shan and Yellow Emperor’s Kuei Ts’ang failed to be passed on to the subsequent generations.
Release on 1995 | by Hellmut Wilhelm,Richard Wilhelm
The Wilhelm Lectures on the Book of Changes
Author: Hellmut Wilhelm,Richard Wilhelm
Pubpsher: Princeton University Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The West's foremost translator of the I Ching, Richard Wilhelm thought deeply about how contemporary readers could benefit from this ancient work and its perennially valid insights into change and chance. For him and for his son, Hellmut Wilhelm, the Book of Changes represented not just a mysterious book of oracles or a notable source of the Taoist and Confucian philosophies. In their hands, it emerges, as it did for C. G. Jung, as a vital key to humanity's age-old collective unconscious. Here the observations of the Wilhelms are combined in a volume that will reward specialists and aficionados with its treatment of historical context--and that will serve also as an introduction to the I Ching and the meaning of its famous hexagrams. -- "Religious Studies Review"
The first translation of this timeless classic of philosophy specifically for practitioners of the healing arts. Includes: diagnostic indications & prognosis for all 64 hexagrams & changing lines, discussions of casting methods, & case histories.
The first complete English translation of the second-century B.C. version of the Chinese classic includes five long-lost commentaries with significant remarks by Confucius reassessing his earlier recorded negative views on the I Ching.