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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The Original I Ching: An Authentic Translation of the Book of Changes by Margaret J. Pearson Ph.D.

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
Sales rank: 1,181,619
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

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
How to Consult the Changes: Reference Summary

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