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By Bent Nielsen

Translations of the Yi jing into western languages were biased in the direction of the yili ('meaning and pattern') culture, while stories of the xiangshu ('image and number') culture - which takes as its element of departure the imagery and numerology linked to divination and its hexagrams, trigrams, strains, and comparable charts and diagrams - has remained quite unexplored. This significant new reference paintings is organised as a Chinese-English encyclopedia, prepared alphabetically in response to the pinyin romanisation, with chinese language characters appended. a personality index in addition to an English index is integrated. The entries are of 2 forms: technical phrases and diverse different ideas concerning the 'image and quantity' culture, and bio-bibliographical info on chinese language Yi jing students. every one access within the former class has a quick clarification that incorporates references to the origins of the time period, cross-references, and a connection with an access giving a extra accomplished remedy of the subject.

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