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 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 forms: technical phrases and diverse different thoughts relating to the 'image and quantity' culture, and bio-bibliographical info on chinese language Yi jing students. every one access within the former class has a short clarification that incorporates references to the origins of the time period, cross-references, and a connection with an access giving a extra entire remedy of the topic.
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See YAO WEI. ==) CHENG HONG ~ ~ (I st cent. BCE). Erudite and Court Gentleman. Cheng received JING FANG's trad. of The Changes (see HAN YI XUE). It is not clear how the line of transmission continued after him and no works are attrib. to him [HS 11 :3602]. ), z. A, h. Shasui ¥j>~. Jinshi degree in 1163. Cheng was several times appointed District Magistrate. He died in office as Gentleman for Court Service. Cheng studied and wrote books on a host of practical subjects such as demographics, agriculture, weights and measures, medicine etc.
Shasui ¥j>~. Jinshi degree in 1163. Cheng was several times appointed District Magistrate. He died in office as Gentleman for Court Service. Cheng studied and wrote books on a host of practical subjects such as demographics, agriculture, weights and measures, medicine etc. Apart from The Changes, he wrote comm. on The Springs and Autumns wf;k, The Selected Sayings [of KONG QIU] ffifB~, and Master Meng :;fur. Cheng is said to have been well-versed in The Changes and divination; he was initially influenced by SHAO YONG and YANG SRI; later he turned to the studies of ZHU XI.
36 sticks left will produce an old yang (;:g~) line which is a moving line, see DA YAN ZHI SHU. e. e. 6 x 24 = 144. e. 360, which corresponds to the days of a lunar year. e. 192 yang lines multiplied by 36 plus 192 yin lines multiplied by 24. 4. - see LIU MU. CHAO GONGWU £1}j\ (c. 1105-1180), z. Zizhi T It. Chao worked as an Auxiliary in the Hall of Literature. He is undoubtedly best known for the annot. bib!. of his own collection of books, The Account of Books Read in the Junzhai [Studio] W~giii~, which he completed in 1151.
A Companion to Yi jing Numerology and Cosmology by Bent Nielsen