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 reports 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, traces, and comparable charts and diagrams - has remained really unexplored. This significant new reference paintings is organised as a Chinese-English encyclopedia, prepared alphabetically in line 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 varieties: technical phrases and diverse different ideas regarding the 'image and quantity' culture, and bio-bibliographical info on chinese language Yi jing students. every one access within the former class 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 entire therapy of the topic.

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92), z. Tingbo ¥1B. Grandson of CUI ZHUAN and father of CUI YUAN. ~ (d. 92). Cui is said to have been proficient in The Odes W, The Springs and Autumns {f-fj(, and The Changes at the age of thirteen. He passed his teachings on to his son Cui Yuan, but is not himself credited with any works on The Changes [biog. HHS 6: 1703-23]. J&. (77-142), z. :E. Son of CUI YIN whose teaching he transmitted. As a young man he met with JIA KUI at the capita!. For some years he lived as an itinerant scholar. i in 125.

BIAN ~. To alternate. One of several terms used in The Changes to denote the opposite of permanence, see also HUA ({t), YI (~), DONG (i}]), and TONG (im). Swanson [1974,69; 1984,71] has suggested that bian, as a technical term in the XI CI, be translated as 'alternation' as the term is chiefly used to refer to the alternation between 'bipolar opposites'. :t&~P~Z:t$I*lP§~z~-~-1*l ~Z~). Bian is used in The Changes to refer to the alternation of such pairs of opposites as softness and hardness, yin and yang, broken and solid lines.

G. 6] mentions the word 'leopard' (f-:J). The comm. LU JI remarks, that the central yang line of the upper trigram DUI :: represents the tiger while the upper yin line represents the leopard which is a smaller animal of the same class [YJJC 10:503]. The upper trigram DUI :: is laterally linked ()§i~, see PANG TONG GUA) with GEN ::, and according to the lost images (jf§~, see YI XIANG) mentioned by YU FAN, the trigram Gen symbolizes the leopard [YJJC 10:503]. This 'verification' supports the similarity between the hexagram Ge and the trigram Dui [YXJH 2:1543].

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