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The "I Ching" : a biography

Author: Richard J Smith
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Series: Lives of great religious books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The I Ching originated in China as a divination manual more than three thousand years ago. In 136 BCE the emperor declared it a Confucian classic, and in the centuries that followed, this work had a profound influence on the philosophy, religion, art, literature, politics, science, technology, and medicine of various cultures throughout East Asia. Jesuit missionaries brought knowledge of the I Ching to Europe in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:Smith, Richard J. (Richard Joseph), 1944-
I Ching.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011041070
(OCoLC)758646815
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Smith
ISBN: 9781400841622 1400841623 1283456990 9781283456999
OCLC Number: 775873130
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 278 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; The Hexagrams; Chronology of Chinese Dynasties; Preliminary Remarks and Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE: The Domestic Evolution of the Yijing; CHAPTER 1 Genesis of the Changes; CHAPTER 2 The Making of a Classic; CHAPTER 3 Interpreting the Changes; PART TWO: The Transnational Travels of the Yijing; CHAPTER 4 The Changes in East Asia; CHAPTER 5 The Westward Travels of the Changes; Concluding Remarks; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Series Title: Lives of great religious books.
Responsibility: Richard J. Smith.

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The "I Ching" originated in China as a divination manual more than three thousand years ago. In 136 BCE the emperor declared it a Confucian classic. This title tells the extraordinary story of how  Read more...

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