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The Complete I Ching: The Definitive Translation by the Taoist Master Alfred Huang

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Publisher Comments:

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY

“What is constant through this translation is both a sense of tradition and an appreciation of modernity. . . . [It is] a more useful I Ching than older, more self-conscious translations.”
The Book Reader

“A careful comparison of Huang’s translation with the Wilhelm, Legge, and Blofeld versions reveals its superiority in nearly every respect.”
Intuition

For more than three thousand years the I Ching has been the most important book of divination in the world. Revered by the Chinese as the Classic of Classics and consulted as a source of ancient wisdom, it has been embraced by the West in the last fifty years but has always been translated by Westerners who brought their own cultural biases to the work, distorting or misunderstanding its true meaning.

In The Complete I ChingMaster Alfred Huang has restored the true essence of the I Ching by emphasizing the unity of Heaven and humanity and the Tao of Change, and, even more important, by including translations of the Ten Wings, the commentaries by Confucius, that are essential to the I Ching’s insights. Previous English translations have either given these commentaries a minor place in the book or have left them out altogether. But the Chinese say that the I Ching needs the Ten Wings to fly. Restored to their central place in the book by Master Huang, the I Ching at last flies in English.

Other features of this translation are a new emphasis on the intricate web of interrelations among the names and sequence of the sixty-four hexagrams, the preservation of the original poetic style, the introduction of several new methods of divination, and special information on the historical events out of which the I Ching was born.

A third-generation master of Wu style Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung, and Oriental meditation, MASTER ALFRED HUANG is a professor of Taoist philosophy who studied the I Ching with some of China’s greatest minds--only to be imprisoned during the Cultural Revolution in 1966 and sentenced to death. For thirteen years in prison Master Huang meditated on the I Ching and found the strength to survive. Released in 1979 weighing only eighty pounds, he emigrated to the United States. Master Huang is the founder of New Harmony, a nonprofit organization devoted to teaching self-healing, and is the author of The Numerology of the I Chingand Complete Tai-Chi. He lives on the island of Maui.

Synopsis:

New in paperback, this is the first translation to honour the authentic Chinese spirit of the Book of Change.

Synopsis:

Master Huang has restored the true essence of the "I Ching" by emphasizing the unity of Heaven and humanity and the "Tao of Change," and by including translations of the "Ten Wings," the commentaries by Confucius.

About the Author

A third-generation master of Wu style Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung, and Oriental meditation, Master Alfred Huang is a professor of Taoist philosophy who studied the I Ching with some of China's greatest minds--only to be imprisoned during the Cultural Revolution in 1966 and sentenced to death. For 13 years in prison Master Huang meditated on the I Ching and found the strength to survive. Released in 1979 weighing only 80 pounds, he emigrated to the United States. Master Huang is the founder of New Harmony, a nonprofit organization devoted to teaching self-healing, and is the author of The Numerology of the I Ching and Complete Tai-Chi. He lives on the island of Maui.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Preface
Ten Contributions of This Translation
About the Translation
How to Use This Book
Introduction
Flying with the I Ching

The Upper Canon

1. Qian •Initiating
2. Kun •Responding
3. Zhun •Beginning
4. Meng •Childhood
5. Xü•Needing
6. Song •Contention
7. Shi •Multitude
8. Bi •Union
9. Xiao Xü•Little Accumulation
10. Lü•Fulfillment
11. Tai •Advance
12. Pi •Hindrance
13. Tong Ren •Seeking Harmony
14. Da You •Great Harvest
15. Qian •Humbleness
16. Yü•Delight
17. Sui •Following
18. Gu •Remedying
19. Lin •Approaching
20. Guan •Watching
21. Shi He •Eradicating
22. Bi •Adorning
23. Bo •Falling Away
24. Fu •Turning Back
25. Wu Wang •Without Falsehood
26. Da Xü•Great Accumulation
27. Yi •Nourishing
28. Da Guo •Great Exceeding
29. Kan •Darkness
30. Li •Brightness

The Lower Canon

31. Xian •Mutual Influence
32. Heng •Long Lasting
33. Dun •Retreat
34. Da Zhuang •Great Strength
35. Jing •Proceeding Forward
36. Ming Yi •Brilliance Injured
37. Jia Ren •Household
38. Kui •Diversity
39. Jian •Hardship
40. Jie •Relief
41. Sun •Decreasing
42. Yi •Increasing
43. Guai •Eliminating
44. Gou •Encountering
45. Cui •Bringing Together
46. Sheng •Growing Upward
47. Kun •Exhausting
48. Jing •Replenishing
49. Ge •Abolishing the Old
50. Ding •Establishing the New
51. Zhen •Taking Action
52. Gen •Keeping Still
53. Jian •Developing Gradually
54. Gui Mei •Marrying Maiden
55. Feng •Abundance
56. Lü•Traveling
57. Xun •Proceeding Humbly
58. Dui •Joyful
59. Huan •Dispersing
60. Jie •Restricting
61. Zhong Fu •Innermost Sincerity
62. Xiao Guo •Little Exceeding
63. Ji Ji •Already Fulfilled
64. Wei Ji •Not Yet Fulfilled

A Brief History of the Zhou Dynasty
Glossary
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892811458
Translator:
Huang, Alfred
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Translator:
Huang, Alfred
Author:
Huang, Alfred
Author:
Huang, Taoist Master Alfred
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
I Ching
Subject:
Divination - General
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Now in Paperback
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
539
Dimensions:
900x600

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