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The classic of changes : a new translation of the I Ching as interpreted by Wang Bi

Author: Richard John Lynn; Bi Wang
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1994.
Series: Translations from the Asian classics.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard John Lynn; Bi Wang
ISBN: 0231082940 9780231082945
OCLC Number: 29428785
Description: 602 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. --
General remarks on the Changes of the Zhou / by Wang Bi. --
Commentary on the appended phrases, part one. --
Commentary on the appended phrases, part two. --
Providing the sequences of the hexagrams. --
The hexagrams in irregular order. --
Explaining the trigrams. --
The sixty-four hexagrams, with texts and commentaries.
Series Title: Translations from the Asian classics.
Other Titles: Yi jing.
Responsibility: translated by Richard John Lynn.

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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  Read more...

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This is the best I Ching that has so far appeared. Times Literary Supplement (London) This new translation is welcome because of its crisp usage of modern-day English... Highly recommended. Library Read more...

 
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