The I Ching or Book of Changes

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Hellmut Wilhelm
Princeton University Press, Jan 2, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 808 pages
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The I Ching, or Book of Changes, a common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy, is one of the first efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for 3,000 years, and interest in it has been rapidly spreading in the West.

 

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User Review  - xuebi - LibraryThing

An ancient Chinese manual for divination, the I-Ching (Yijing 易經) has long been the source of much interest both inside and outside of China. This version, the translation by Richard Wilhelm (the eminent German sinologist), is still one of the best around. Read full review

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User Review  - shieldwolf - LibraryThing

OK This is the granddaddy of I Ching primers in English, Cary Baynes Translation for Richard Wilhelm's German version is considered to be THE reference book for all other English books on the subject ... Read full review

Contents

On the Structure of the Hexagrams IV On the Nature of the Trigrams
Explanation of Certain Lines
On the Nature of the Book of Changes in General
The Relation of Certain Hexagrams to Character Formation
The Lines
The Lines continued X The Lines continued
The Value of Caution as a Teaching of the Book of Changes XII Summary
The Structure of the Hexagrams 1 General Considerations 2 The Eight Trigrams and Their Application

The Arrangement of the Translation
THE TEXT Book II THE MATERIAL Book III THE COMMENTARIES Book I THE TEXT PART I
Chien The Creative
KunThe Receptive
ChunDifficulty at the Beginning
Mng Youthful Folly
Hs Waiting Nourishment
Sung Conflict
ShihThe Army
PiHolding Together Union
Hsiao ChuThe Taming Power of the Small
L Treading Conduct
Shih HoBiting Through
Pi Grace
PoSplitting Apart
FuReturn The Turning Point
Wu Wang Innocence The Unexpected
Ta ChuThe Taming Power of the Great
IThe Corners of the Mouth
Ta KuoPreponderance of the Great
KanThe Abysmal Water
The Clinging Fire
PART II
Hsien Influence Wooing
Hng Duration
Tun Retreat
Tai Peace
Shuo KoaDiscussion of the Trigrams Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
The Great Treatise Great Commentary PART I
On the Composition and the Use of the Book of Changes
B Detailed Discussion III On the Words Attached to the Hexagrams and the Lines
The Deeper Implications of the Book of Changes
Tao in Its Relation to the Light Power and to the Dark Power
Tao as Applied to the Book of Changes
The Effects of the Book of Changes on Man VIII On the Use of the Appended Explanations
On the Oracle
The Fourfold Use of the Book of Changes
On the Yarrow Stalks and the Hexagrams and Lines
Summary
PART II
History of Civilization
Ta Chuang The Power of the Great
The Time 4 The Places
The Character of the Lines 6 The Relationships of the Lines to One Another
The Rulers of the Hexagrams
PiStandstill Stagnation
Tung JnFellowship with
Ta Yu Posession in Great Measure
Chien Modesty
Y Enthusiasm
SuiFollowing
KuWork on What Has Been Spoiled Decay
LinApproach
Kuan Contemplation View
Chin Progress
Ming IDarkening of the Light
Chia JnThe Family The Clan
Kuei Opposition
Chien Obstruction
Hsieh Deliverance
Sun Decrease
Increase
Kuai Breakthrough Resoluteness
Kou Coming to Meet
Tsui Gathering Together Massing
Shng Pushing Upward
Kun Oppression Exhaustion
Ching The Well
Ko Revolution Molting
TingThe Caldron
ChnThe Arousing Shock Thunder
KnKeeping Still Mountain
ChienDevelopment Gradual Progress
Kuei MeiThe Marrying Maiden
Fng Abundance Fullness
L The Wanderer
SunThe Gentle Penetrating Wind
Tui The Joyous Lake
Huan Dispersion Dissolution
Chieh Limitation
Chung Fu Inner Truth
Hsiao KuoPreponderance of the Small
Chi ChiAfter Completion
Wei Chi Before Completion
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