The essentials of the yi jing: translated, annotated, and with an introduction and notes
The Yi Jing (I Ching) is a classic Chinese literary and philosophical work on the relationship of people to one another and to nature. This book goes beyond all previous renderings of the Yi Jing in both scope and methods of presentation. The Yi Jing proper and its ten Wings are all included. This text is well-organized and the methods and procedures used by scholars since ancient times haev been reviewed and explained, enabling the reader to distinguish acceptable interpretations from specious ones. Each of the 64 hexagrams ends with a synopsis of the essence of the hexagram or its relation with others. This synoptic commentary on the Yi Jing has not been done before.
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On the Origin and Lore of the Yijing
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64 hexagrams advantageous Antiparallel auspicious central and correct central position changes Chapter Chinese Complementary Confucian Confucianist Confucius considered correlate diagram dragon Dui marsh Duke of Zhou eight trigrams elaboration error fifth nine fifth six foreboding fortune fourth nine fourth six Fu Xi Gang mountain heaven and earth Hence hexa hexagram Qian Huang zhong interpretation Inverted Jian jing proper jun zi King Zhou Lao Zi lower trigram means outer derived trigram perseverance persevering person pervasive principal yao principle Qian heaven refers regret ruler sages second nine second six Section sentence six yao sixth nine sixth six solar terms Sun wind symbol Synopsis things third nine third six tion Treatise trigram Dui trigram Gang trigram Qian trigram Zhen Tuan upper trigram virtue woman Xiang Xiao yao judgments Yi jing Yijing yin position yin yao Zhen thunder zhong Zhu Xi Zhuan Zhuang Zi Zhun