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By Bent Nielsen

Translations of the Yi jing into western languages were biased in the direction of the yili ('meaning and pattern') culture, while reports 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, strains, and comparable charts and diagrams - has remained rather unexplored. This significant new reference paintings is organised as a Chinese-English encyclopedia, prepared alphabetically based on the pinyin romanisation, with chinese language characters appended. a personality index in addition to an English index is integrated. The entries are of 2 forms: technical phrases and numerous different strategies relating to the 'image and quantity' culture, and bio-bibliographical info on chinese language Yi jing students. every one access within the former classification has a short rationalization that incorporates references to the origins of the time period, cross-references, and a connection with an access giving a extra complete therapy of the subject.

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