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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 aspect of departure the imagery and numerology linked to divination and its hexagrams, trigrams, traces, and similar charts and diagrams - has remained quite unexplored. This significant new reference paintings is organised as a Chinese-English encyclopedia, prepared alphabetically in keeping with the pinyin romanisation, with chinese language characters appended. a personality index in addition to an English index is integrated. The entries are of 2 forms: technical phrases and diverse different suggestions with regards to the 'image and quantity' culture, and bio-bibliographical details on chinese language Yi jing students. every one access within the former type 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 therapy of the subject.

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