The Original I Ching: An Authentic Translation of the Book of Changes

The Original I Ching: An Authentic Translation of the Book of Changes

by Margaret J. Pearson Ph.D.

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Overview

First among the ancient classics, the I Ching or Book of Changes is one of the world's most influential books, comparable to the Bible, the Koran, and the Upanishads.

The I Ching's purpose is universal: to provide good counsel to its users in making decisions during times of change. Since its origins about 3,000 years ago, it has become a compendium of wisdom used by people of many cultures and eras.

This groundbreaking new translation by Dr. Margaret Pearson is based on the text created during the first centuries of the Zhou Dynasty, study of documents showing how it was used in the dynasty, and on current archaeological research findings. Her translation removes centuries of encrusted inaccuracies to better reveal the I Ching's core truths for today's readers.

Whether you are interested in trying this millennia-tested method of making wise choices or in understanding the worldview of the early Chinese, this edition is essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804841818
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 09/10/2011
Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Margaret J. Pearson, Ph.D., studied Chinese literature with Hellmut Wilhelm, and history with Jack Dull and Chan Hok-la. She has taught Chinese history and thought, for over thirty years, at Skidmore College, the New School for Social Research, Pace University, State University of New York (Albany) and Marymount Manhattan College. She has been elected to life membership at Clare Hall, Cambridge University and to membership in the Early China Seminar at Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Understanding the Context of the Book of Changes
About the Translation
How to Use the Book of Changes

The Original I Ching


  • 1 The Creative

  • 2 Earth, The Receptive

  • 3 Sprouting

  • 4 New Grass

  • 5 Waiting

  • 6 Strife

  • 7 With a Multitude of Followers

  • 8 Closeness with Others

  • 9 The Smaller Herd

  • 10 Stepping

  • 11 Peace

  • 12 Obstruction (Stagnation)

  • 13 Friendship

  • 14 Great Possession

  • 15 Modesty

  • 16 Excess

  • 17 Following

  • 18 Branching Out

  • 19 The Forest

  • 20 Gazing (Contemplation)

  • 21 Taking a Bite

  • 22 Elegance

  • 23 Peeling

  • 24 Returning

  • 25 Not False

  • 26 Great Nurturing

  • 27 Jaws

  • 28 Great Surpassing

  • 29 The Abyss

  • 30 The Net

  • 31 Reciprocity, Respect

  • 32 Duration

  • 33 Retreat

  • 34 Great Strength

  • 35 Advancing

  • 36 Wounded Light

  • 37 Family

  • 38 Double Vision

  • 39 Impeded

  • 40 Released (Untied)

  • 41 Decrease

  • 42 Increase

  • 43 Resolute

  • 44 The Royal Bride

  • 45 Gathered Together

  • 46 Pushing Upwards

  • 47 Exhaustion

  • 48 The Well

  • 49 Molting (Shedding)

  • 50 The Cauldron

  • 51 Thunder

  • 52 Stillness

  • 53 Gradual Progress

  • 54 Coming Home

  • 55 Abundance

  • 56 The Wanderer

  • 57 Calculation, Choosing

  • 58 Joy

  • 59 Dispersion (Spreading Waters)

  • 60 Limitation

  • 61 Sincere to the Core

  • 62 Minor Surplus

  • 63 After the Crossing

  • 64 Not Yet Across


The Zhou Text
Further Reading
Bibliography
How to Consult the Changes: Reference Summary

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