New PDF release: A Companion to Yi jing Numerology and Cosmology

By Bent Nielsen

Translations of the Yi jing into western languages were biased in the direction of the yili ('meaning and pattern') culture, while reviews of the xiangshu ('image and number') culture - which takes as its aspect of departure the imagery and numerology linked to divination and its hexagrams, trigrams, traces, and similar charts and diagrams - has remained fairly 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 incorporated. The entries are of 2 types: technical phrases and diverse different options with regards to the 'image and quantity' culture, and bio-bibliographical details on chinese language Yi jing students. each one access within the former classification has a short rationalization that comes with references to the origins of the time period, cross-references, and a connection with an access giving a extra finished therapy of the subject.

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