A Companion to Yi jing Numerology and Cosmology

Translations of the Yi jing into western languages have been biased towards the yili ('meaning and pattern') tradition, whereas studies of the xiangshu ('image and number') tradition - which takes as its point of departure the imagery and ...


Author: Bent Nielsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136602689

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 424

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Translations of the Yi jing into western languages have been biased towards the yili ('meaning and pattern') tradition, whereas studies of the xiangshu ('image and number') tradition - which takes as its point of departure the imagery and numerology associated with divination and its hexagrams, trigrams, lines, and related charts and diagrams - has remained relatively unexplored. This major new reference work is organised as a Chinese-English encyclopedia, arranged alphabetically according to the pinyin romanisation, with Chinese characters appended. A character index as well as an English index is included. The entries are of two kinds: technical terms and various other concepts related to the 'image and number' tradition, and bio-bibliographical information on Chinese Yi jing scholars. Each entry in the former category has a brief explanation that includes references to the origins of the term, cross-references, and a reference to an entry giving a more comprehensive treatment of the subject.

The Yijing a Guide

Morales, “River Diagrams and Trigram Cycles of the I Ching,” 2018. https:// ... “Guest Editor's Introduction” [to a thematic issue on the Yijing]. Contemporary Chinese Thought, 29:3 ... A Companion to Yi Jing Numerology and Cosmology.


Author: Joseph A. Adler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190072452

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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"This book is a concise introduction to the Scripture of Change, or Yijing (formerly spelled I Ching), for general readers, practitioners of divination, students, and non-specialist scholars. Sometimes called the Book of Changes or Classic of Changes, this ancient Chinese text, with roots going back about three thousand years, has traditionally been considered the most profound of the Chinese "classics." Originally a manual of divination, in the late 1st millennium BCE it accumulated appendices, traditionally attributed to Confucius, that transformed it into a uniquely Chinese expression of wisdom. Through the centuries it has inspired countless commentaries, mostly in China but also throughout East Asia. Since the 20th century it has gained global popularity for both its use in divination and its contribution to the world's wisdom literature"--

The Original Meaning of the Yijing

Reprinted as The I Ching: Book of Changes. ... Zhouyi zhezhong 周易折中(The Yijing judged evenly). ... A Companion to Yi Jing Numerology and Cosmology: Chinese Studies of Images and Numbers from Han (202 BCE–220 CE) to Song (960– 1279 ...


Author: Zhu Xi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231549301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 387

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The Yijing (I Ching), or Scripture of Change, is traditionally considered the first and most profound of the Chinese classics. Originally a divination manual based on trigrams and hexagrams, by the beginning of the first millennium it had acquired written explanations and a series of appendices attributed to Confucius, which transformed it into a work of wisdom literature as well as divination. Over the centuries, hundreds of commentaries were written on it, but for the past thousand years, one of the most influential has been that of Zhu Xi (1130–1200), who synthesized the major interpretive approaches to the text and integrated it into his system of moral self-cultivation. Joseph A. Adler’s translation of the Yijing includes for the first time in any Western language Zhu Xi’s commentary in full. Adler explores Zhu Xi’s interpretation of the text and situates it in the context of his overall theoretical system. Zhu Xi held that the Yijing was originally composed for the purpose of divination by the mythic sage Fuxi, who intended to create a system to aid decision making. The text’s meaning, therefore, could not be captured by a single commentator; it would emerge for each person through the process of divination. This translation makes available to the English-language audience a crucial text in the history of Chinese religion and philosophy, with an introduction and translator’s notes that explain its intellectual and historical context.

Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China

For a discussion of how commentators used hugua to interpret the Yijing, see Bent Nielson, A Companion to Yi Jing Numerology and Cosmology, 111–14. 23. Zhouyi jijie, juan 10: 8a; Zhouyi jijie zuanshu, 436. 24.


Author: Alan K. L. Chan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438431895

Category: History

Page: 381

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An exploration of Chinese during a time of monumental change, the period after the fall of the Han dynasty.

A Way of Music Education

Bent Nielsen, A companion to Yi Jing Numerology and Cosmology: Chinese Studies of Images and Numbers from Han (202 BCE–220 CE) to Song (960–1279 CE) (New York: RoutledgeCurson, 2003), 227. Zhu Bokun 朱伯崑, Yixue manbu 易學 ...


Author: C. Victor Fung

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190858971

Category: Music


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Moving back through Dewey, Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Rousseau, the lineage of Western music education finds its origins in Plato and Pythagoras. Yet theories not rooted in the ancient Greek tradition are all but absent. A Way of Music Education provides a much-needed intervention, integrating ancient Chinese thought into the canon of music education in a structured, systematized, and philosophical way. The book's three central sources - the Yijing (The Book of Changes), Confucianism, and Daoism - inform author C. Victor Fung's argument: that the human being exists as an entity at the center of an organismic world in which all things and events, including music and music education, are connected. Fung ultimately proposes a new educational philosophy based on three key ideas in Chinese thought: change, balance, and liberation. A unique work, A Way of Music Education offers a universal approach engrained in a specific and ancient cultural tradition.

Philosophy of the Yi

I Ching. London: Sterling Publications. Kunst, Richard A. 1985. “The Original 'Yijing:' A Text, ... A Companion to Yi jing Numerology and Cosmology: Chinese Studies of Images and Numbers from Han 202 BCE–220 CE) to Song (960–1279 CE).


Author: Chung-Ying Cheng

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444334111

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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This volume, an assemblage of essays previously published in the Journal of Chinese Philosophy, conveniently and strategically brings together some of the trenchant interpretations and analyses of the salient, structural aspects of the philosophy of the Yijing. Key essays published in the Journal of Chinese Philosophy brought together in a single volume The book offers incisive interpretations and analysis of the most significant aspects of the philosophy of Yi Provides insights into the ways in which the natural and human worlds work in conjunction with one another

Returning to Zhu Xi

(1680; rpt. Taibei: Taiwan Datong shuju, 1969), vol. 1:425. On Chen Tuan see Livia Kohn, Chen Tuan: Discussions and Translations and Bent Nielsen, A Companion to Yi Jing Numerology and Cosmology (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003), 29.


Author: David Jones

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438458397

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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A reconsideration of Zhu Xi, known as the “great synthesizer” of Confucianism, which establishes him as an important thinker in his own right. Zhu Xi (1130–1200), the chief architect of neo-Confucian thought, affected a momentous transformation in Chinese philosophy. His ideas came to dominate Chinese intellectual life, including the educational and civil service systems, for centuries. Despite his influence, Zhu Xi is known as the “great synthesizer” and rarely appreciated as a thinker in his own right. This volume presents Zhu Xi as a major world philosopher, one who brings metaphysics and cosmology into attunement with ethical and social practice. Contributors from the English- and Chinese-speaking worlds explore Zhu Xi’s unique thought and offer it to the Western philosophical imagination. Zhu Xi’s vision is critical, intellectually rigorous, and religious, telling us how to live in the transforming world of li—the emergent, immanent, and coherent patternings of natural and human milieu.

The Yi River Commentary on the Book of Changes

For the various titles and formats taken by the commentary, see Bent Nielsen, A Companion to Yi Jing Numerology and Cosmology (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003), 32–33. There are no extended biographical resources on Cheng Yi in English.


Author: Cheng Yi

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300245530

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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A translation of a key commentary on perhaps the most broadly influential text of classical China This book is a translation of a key commentary on the Book of Changes, or Yijing (I Ching), perhaps the most broadly influential text of classical China. The Yijing first appeared as a divination text in Zhou-dynasty China (ca. 1045–256 bce) and later became a work of cosmology, philosophy, and political theory as commentators supplied it with new meanings. While many English translations of the Yijing itself exist, none are paired with a historical commentary as thorough and methodical as that written by the Confucian scholar Cheng Yi, who turned the original text into a coherent work of political theory.

The Universal Mind

The I Ching in Tokugawa Thought and Culture. Honolulu, HI: Association for Asian Studies and University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 0-8248-2242-0. Nielsen, Bent (2003). A Companion to Yi Jing Numerology and Cosmology: Chinese Studies of ...


Author: Xiphias Press

Publisher: Xiphias Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 537

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“The Universal Mind: The Evolution of Machine Intelligence and Human Psychology” There is the perception of being totally omniscient where one has access to all knowledge having a complete understanding of everything. There is also the perception of being totally “One with the Universe”, "One with Nature" or "the Universal Mind". During this time one is also experiencing the feeling of total love, acceptance and peace. This book examines the relationship of mind as intelligence and consciousness to matter-energy and space-time. The concepts of Universal Mind or Collective Unconsciousness are discussed and related to physical phenomena such as the holographic distribution of information throughout all of space and the universe. From the paintings of Salvador Dalí to Carl Jung’s Archetypes and his Red Book, and how they describe our collective subconscious, to Machine Learning and Whole Genome Sequencing. The Universal Mind explores the collective world consciousness, super-intelligence, machine intelligence and the practical applications in engineering, medicine, law, and politics. 537 Pages. Tags: Philosophy, Computer Science, Collective Consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, Technological Singularity, Analytical Psychology.

The Primary Way

Philosophy of Yijing Chung-ying Cheng. McKenna, Terrence, and Dennis McKenna. The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens and the I Ching. San Francisco: Harper Collins Publishers, ... A Companion to Yi jing Numerology and Cosmology.


Author: Chung-ying Cheng

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438479293

Category: Philosophy

Page: 548

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A unique work on the underlying ontology, cosmology, and moral philosophy of the Yijing. In The Primary Way, the distinguished scholar of Chinese philosophy Chung-ying Cheng synthesizes his lifetime of work on the Yijing, also known as the I Ching or Book of Changes. Cheng offers a systematic engagement with the classic Chinese text as a philosophy that is still valuable and relevant today. In contemporary philosophical terms, Cheng has developed the ontological hermeneutics of the Yijing as well as its philosophical methodology of symbolic reference in a holistic and onto-generative system of trigrams and hexagrams. The book is organized around eight themes that illuminate Cheng’s interpretation of the Yijing as a philosophy for creative human action and transformation. He demonstrates how the philosophy of change in the Yijing embodies early Chinese ontology, cosmology, epistemology, and virtue ethics in the interpretation of divinatory judgments. Cheng’s work shows how the philosophy of change contains a vision of humanity as creatively related to heaven and earth, and how it gives positive meaning to any change as part of a ceaseless creativity. With this understanding, it enables humanity to develop its potential as a partner of heaven and earth. Chung-ying Cheng is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawai‘i. His many books include New Dimensions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy, also published by SUNY Press.