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By Bent Nielsen

ISBN-10: 0700716084

ISBN-13: 9780700716081

ISBN-10: 1138862673

ISBN-13: 9781138862678

Translations of the Yi jing into western languages were biased in the direction of the yili ('meaning and pattern') culture, while experiences 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 particularly unexplored. This significant new reference paintings is organised as a Chinese-English encyclopedia, prepared alphabetically in line with the pinyin romanisation, with chinese language characters appended. a personality index in addition to an English index is incorporated. The entries are of 2 varieties: technical phrases and numerous different innovations regarding the 'image and quantity' culture, and bio-bibliographical info on chinese language Yi jing students. every one access within the former class has a quick rationalization that incorporates references to the origins of the time period, cross-references, and a connection with an access giving a extra finished remedy of the subject.

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