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Used in China as a book of divination and source of wisdom for more than three thousand years, the I Ching has been taken up by millions of English-language speakers in the nineteenth century. The first translation ever to appear in English that includes one of the major Chinese philosophical commentaries, the Columbia I Ching presents the classic book of changes for the world today.

Richard Lynn's introduction to this new translation explains the organization of The Classic of Changes through the history of its various parts, and describes how the text was and still is used as a manual of divination with both the stalk and coin methods. For the fortune-telling novice, he provides a chart of trigrams and hexagrams; an index of terms, names, and concepts; and a glossary and bibliography.

Lynn presents for the first time in English the fascinating commentary on the I Ching written by Wang Bi (226-249), who was the main interpreter of the work for some seven hundred years. Wang Bi interpreted the I Ching as a book of moral and political wisdom, arguing that the text should not be read literally, but rather as an expression of abstract ideas. Lynn places Wang Bi's commentary in historical context.

For beginners and devotees alike, Columbia's I Ching is the clearest and most authoritative translation of this ancient classic.

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This is the first new translation of the Classic of the Changes in more than twenty-five years. After decades of inaccurate translations and outdated, expurgated editions, the English-speaking world now has a version that conveys the wisdom of this timeless work. Here, also for the first time in English, is the fascinating commentary of Wing Bi, who was the principal definer of the work for some seven hundred years.

Synopsis:

Used in China as a book of divination and source of wisdom for more than three thousand years, the I Ching has been taken up by millions of English-language speakers in the nineteenth century. The first translation ever to appear in English that includes one of the major Chinese philosophical commentaries, the Columbia I Ching presents the classic book of changes for the world today.

Richard Lynn's introduction to this new translation explains the organization of The Classic of Changes through the history of its various parts, and describes how the text was and still is used as a manual of divination with both the stalk and coin methods. For the fortune-telling novice, he provides a chart of trigrams and hexagrams; an index of terms, names, and concepts; and a glossary and bibliography.

Lynn presents for the first time in English the fascinating commentary on the I Ching written by Wang Bi (226-249), who was the main interpreter of the work for some seven hundred years. Wang Bi interpreted the I Ching as a book of moral and political wisdom, arguing that the text should not be read literally, but rather as an expression of abstract ideas. Lynn places Wang Bi's commentary in historical context.

For beginners and devotees alike, Columbia's I Ching is the clearest and most authoritative translation of this ancient classic.

Synopsis:

A new English translation of the classic book of changes used in China for over 3000 years. The introduction explains the organization of "I Ching" and gives an account of how the text is still used as a manual of divination with both the stalk and coin methods.

Synopsis:

The first translation ever to appear in English that includes one of the major Chinese philosophical commentaries, the Columbia "I Ching" presents the classic book of changes for the world today. Richard Lynn's introduction to this new translation explains the organization of "The Classic of Changes" through the history of its various parts, and describes how the text was and still is used as a manual of divination with both the stalk and coin methods.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [553]-556) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231082945
Translator:
Lynn, Richard John
Other:
Wang, Bi
Translator:
Lynn, Richard John
Author:
Wang, Bi
Author:
Lynn, Richard John
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
I Ching
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Yi jing
Subject:
Cosmologâia china
Subject:
Religion Eastern-I Ching
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
19941231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English.
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
602
Dimensions:
9.28x5.32x1.53 in. 1.76 lbs.

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Product details 602 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231082945 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is the first new translation of the Classic of the Changes in more than twenty-five years. After decades of inaccurate translations and outdated, expurgated editions, the English-speaking world now has a version that conveys the wisdom of this timeless work. Here, also for the first time in English, is the fascinating commentary of Wing Bi, who was the principal definer of the work for some seven hundred years.
"Synopsis" by , Used in China as a book of divination and source of wisdom for more than three thousand years, the I Ching has been taken up by millions of English-language speakers in the nineteenth century. The first translation ever to appear in English that includes one of the major Chinese philosophical commentaries, the Columbia I Ching presents the classic book of changes for the world today.

Richard Lynn's introduction to this new translation explains the organization of The Classic of Changes through the history of its various parts, and describes how the text was and still is used as a manual of divination with both the stalk and coin methods. For the fortune-telling novice, he provides a chart of trigrams and hexagrams; an index of terms, names, and concepts; and a glossary and bibliography.

Lynn presents for the first time in English the fascinating commentary on the I Ching written by Wang Bi (226-249), who was the main interpreter of the work for some seven hundred years. Wang Bi interpreted the I Ching as a book of moral and political wisdom, arguing that the text should not be read literally, but rather as an expression of abstract ideas. Lynn places Wang Bi's commentary in historical context.

For beginners and devotees alike, Columbia's I Ching is the clearest and most authoritative translation of this ancient classic.

"Synopsis" by , A new English translation of the classic book of changes used in China for over 3000 years. The introduction explains the organization of "I Ching" and gives an account of how the text is still used as a manual of divination with both the stalk and coin methods.
"Synopsis" by , The first translation ever to appear in English that includes one of the major Chinese philosophical commentaries, the Columbia "I Ching" presents the classic book of changes for the world today. Richard Lynn's introduction to this new translation explains the organization of "The Classic of Changes" through the history of its various parts, and describes how the text was and still is used as a manual of divination with both the stalk and coin methods.
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