A Companion to Yi jing Numerology and Cosmology by Bent Nielsen

By Bent Nielsen

Translations of the Yi jing into western languages were biased in the direction of the yili ('meaning and pattern') culture, while experiences 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 really unexplored. This significant new reference paintings is organised as a Chinese-English encyclopedia, prepared alphabetically in keeping with the pinyin romanisation, with chinese language characters appended. a personality index in addition to an English index is integrated. The entries are of 2 types: technical phrases and diverse different thoughts regarding the 'image and quantity' culture, and bio-bibliographical info on chinese language Yi jing students. every one access within the former classification has a quick rationalization that comes with references to the origins of the time period, cross-references, and a connection with an access giving a extra accomplished therapy of the topic.

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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. Only little is known of his studies of The Changes; he is said to have drawn on ancient and contemporary scholars alike to illustrate the changing of the hexagram lines and differences in meaning and pronunciation of words in the text [JYK 1:25/2B-3A).

See (4). (4) Zhan fa t:i$: [SS-YWZ 15:5040; comm. says 1 juan, WXTK 2:1526 agrees] aka Gu zhan fa [j t:i $: [SS 37: 12952]. This is available as Zhou yi gu zhan fa JBJ~[jt:i¥* in 2 juan [YJJC 154] of which the 2nd juan is (3) above [Taibei: Shangwu, 1983]. 32 CHENG SHU ~it. The completion numbers. This refers to the numbers 6 10, which are believed to complete the five agents Clifr, see WU XING), see SHENG CHENG. CHENG YI fllij{ (1033-1107), z. Zhengshu lE*~, h. Yichuan WJII. Jinshi degree in 1059.

Together with MAO MORU, he received The Changes from LU BO and thus he represents the transmission of SRI CHOU's trad. (see HAN YI XUE). However, it is not clear how the line of transmission continued from Bing, and he is not credited with any works on The Changes [HS 11:3598]. BO ~11,~ ~ Hexagram no. 23/11. Hexagram of the 9th month. &. This conveys the images of the mountain depending on the earth [DA XIANG] and submissiveness and stopping [TUAN]. The interlocking trigrams are KUN :::: below KUN ::::, joined they constitute KUN [2] § §, see HU TI.

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