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Lynn, Richard John

Overview
Works: 22 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 2,369 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Biography  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Quotations  Sacred books  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PL2478, 299.51282
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Most widely held works about Richard John Lynn
 
Most widely held works by Richard John Lynn
The classic of changes : a new translation of the I Ching as interpreted by Wang Bi ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first new translation of this work to appear in more than twenty-five years, the Columbia I Ching presents the classic book of changes for the world of today. Used in China as a book of divination and source of wisdom for more than three thousand years by scholars and general readers alike, it has influenced Western intellectuals and artists from Carl Jung to John Cage, bringing this most important work of the Confucian canon immense popular appeal. Finally, after decades of inaccurate translations and outdated, expurgated pocket editions, here is an I Ching that catches up with its readers. Richard Lynn's introduction explains the organization of The Classic of Changes through the history of its various parts, and describes how the text was and is still used as a manual of divination with both the stalk and coin methods. For the fortune-telling initiate, he provides a chart of trigrams and hexagrams; an index of terms, names, and concepts; a glossary and bibliography; and thoughts on his method of translation. Lynn presents for the first time in English the fascinating commentary of Wang Bi (226-249), who was the principal definer 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 and examines the interpretation of this common source for both Confucian and Taoist philosophy before and after Wang Bi's time. Columbia's I Ching offers devotees the most authoritative and lucid translation they have yet to encounter, while giving first-time readers the chance to consult afascinating and important Chinese work. The Classic of Changes will be the new standard for years to come
The classic of the way and virtue : a new translation of the Tao-te ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi by Laozi( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Richard John Lynn presents here a translation of the Tao-te ching written especially for English-language readers." "Like his I Ching, this volume includes the interpretive commentary of the third-century scholar Wang Bi (226-249), who wrote the first and most sophisticated commentary on the Tao-te ching. Lynn's critical introduction explores the centrality of Wang's commentaries in Chinese thought, his major contributions to Chinese philosophy, his short but brilliant life, and the era in which he lived, as well as the position of the Tao-te ching in East Asian traditions." "Consisting of eighty-one short aphoristic sections, the Tao-te ching presents a complete view of how the sage rules in accordance with the spontaneous ways of the natural world. Although the work was originally designed to provide advice to the ruler, its teachings are considered tools for living and self-cultivation, applicable to anyone. Wang Bi's commentaries, following each statement, allow modern Western readers to encounter the Tao-te ching in the way that Chinese readers have for more than seventeen centuries - as a religious text and a philosophy of life."--Jacket
Kuan Yün Shih by Richard John Lynn( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language-- paradox-- poetics : a Chinese perspective by James J. Y Liu( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In attempting to define a ""poetics of paradox"" from a traditional Chinese standpoint, James Liu explores through a comparative approach linguistic, textual, and interpretive problems of relevance to Western literary criticism. Liu's study evolves from a paradoxical view--originating from early Confucian and Daoist philosophical texts--that the less is ""said"" in poetry, the more is ""meant."" Such a view implied the existence of paradox in the very use of language and led traditional Chinese hermeneutics to a study of ""metaparadox""--The use of language to explicate texts the meaning of
Guide to Chinese poetry and drama by Richard John Lynn( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese literature : a draft bibliography in Western European languages by Richard John Lynn( Book )
7 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tradition and synthesis : Wang Shih-Chen as poet and critic by Richard John Lynn( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical semantics of Chinese literary thought by Richard John Lynn( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Huang Zunxian (1848-1905) and his association with Meiji era Japanese literari (bunijn) by Richard John Lynn( Book )
in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Kuan Yüan Shih and his San ch'ü by Richard John Lynn( )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Columbia I Ching on CD-ROM : based on the acclaimed translation of The classic og changes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Researches done during spare time into the realm of Yong Lu, God of the nose : the Yonglu Xianjie of Zhao Zhiqian by Zhiqian Zhao( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Annotated bibliography and glossary to Kristofer Schipper's The Taoist body by Richard John Lynn( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The way of life. A new translation of the Tao tê ching by Laozi( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The essential, classic text of Taoism. These 81 poems comprise an Eastern classic, the mystical and moral teachings of which have profoundly influenced the sacred scriptures of many religions
The classic of changes : an new transl. of the I Ching as interpreted by Wang Bi ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A draft bibliography of monographs on Chinese literature in Western European languages by Richard John Lynn( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The columbia I Ching on CD-ROM by Richard John Lynn( )
1 edition published in 1997 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This culture of ours and Huang Zunxian's literary experiences in Japan (1877-82) by Richard John Lynn( Book )
in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotated bibliography and glossary to Kristofer Schipper's The Taoist body by Richard John Lynn( Book )
in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traditional Chinese poetry societies : a case study of the Moon Spring Society (Pujiang, Zhejiang, 1286/7) by Richard John Lynn( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lynn, Richard J.
Lynn, Richard J. 1940-
Languages
English (52)
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