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The Essentials of the Yi Jing (Hardcover)

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The Yi Jing (I Ching) is a classic Chinese literary and philosophical work on the relationship of people to one another and to nature. This book goes beyond all previous renderings of the Yi Jing in both scope and methods of presentation. The Yi Jing proper and its ten Wings are all included. This text is well-organized and the methods and procedures used by scholars since ancient times h'v been reviewed and explained, enabling the reader to distinguish acceptable interpretations from specious ones. Each of the 64 hexagrams ends with a synopsis of the essence of the hexagram or its relation with others. This synoptic commentary on the Yi Jing has not been done before.

About the Author

Chung Wu was privately tutored in the classics of Chinese literature and practiced calligraphy as a young student. Throughout his life he has continued reading Chinese literature as a hobby. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry at Fukien Christian University in 1941 and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan in 1952. In addition to numerous publications in biochemistry, Dr. Wu has published articles on China including the entry for "Mah Jong" in Collier's Encyclopedia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781557788276
ISBN-10: 1557788278
Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
Publication Date: December 22nd, 2002
Pages: 566
Language: English