By Bent Nielsen
Translations of the Yi jing into western languages were biased in the direction of the yili ('meaning and pattern') culture, while stories 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 similar charts and diagrams - has remained rather unexplored. This significant new reference paintings is organised as a Chinese-English encyclopedia, prepared alphabetically in accordance with the pinyin romanisation, with chinese language characters appended. a personality index in addition to an English index is incorporated. The entries are of 2 forms: technical phrases and numerous different techniques concerning the 'image and quantity' culture, and bio-bibliographical details on chinese language Yi jing students. every one access within the former class has a quick clarification that comes with references to the origins of the time period, cross-references, and a connection with an access giving a extra complete remedy of the topic.
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This refers to the bottom line of a hexagram or trigram. ;j;.. -gotI-. The original palace hexagram(s); alt. :) in JING FANG's arrangement of 'the hexagrams of the eight palaces' U\ ,§~~), see BA GONG GUA. tl-. The original hexagram; also known as 'the principal hexagram' (lEt~) or 'the static hexagram' (Mit~). The instances of divination with The Changes recorded in The Zuo Commentary tr:1~ and Discourses of the 17 States ~m are generally introduced with the formula "meeting (~) Hexagram 1 Z Hexagram2".
Compo from the YLDD. Lit. Franke 1976, 179-82. CHENG GANG ~OiJ1. To mount the hard [line] [TUAN, XIAO XIANG]. In a hexagram, when the lower line of a pair is a yang (solid, hard) line and the upper a yin (broken, soft) line, the yin line is said 'to mount the hard'. This represents a commoner taking advantage of a nobleman and is generally considered inauspicious. 2]. TUAN 54 (comm. on GUI MEl  has the expressions 'the soft [line] mounts the hard [line)' (**IbllUfu) and TUAN 43 (comm. on GUAI  - -) 'the soft [line] mounts the fifth hard [line] (or the five hard lines)' (**liIbllUfu).
Prognostica, see WEI SHU. CHEN CHUN f~if (1159-1223)', z. Anqing 3(~~U, p. Beiqi xiansheng ~tm)'c 1:. Private scholar and teacher. In 1190-91 Chen studied under ZHU XI and remained a loyal adherent, criticizing LU JIUYUAN's teachings for being contaminated with Buddhist ideas. Besides The Changes, Chen wrote expositions on The Odes ~, The Rituals m;, and Master Meng ~T. He is the author of several other works including the most famous, Beiqi's Meaning of Characters ~tm~~, in which he explains the terms of the Studies of the Way (ill~) [biog.