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Guides to Sacred Texts

The Yijing: A Guide

Joseph A. Adler

The Yijing: A Guide

Guides to Sacred Texts

The Yijing: A Guide

Guides to Sacred Texts: The Yijing: A Guide

 

This book provides an introduction for the general reader to this classic sacred text. Joseph A. Adler explains the Yijing's multi-layered structure, its origins, its history of interpretation from the early first millennium BCE up to the present day, its function of divination, its significance in the history of Chinese thought, and its modern transformations.


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Beschrijving Guides to Sacred Texts: The Yijing: A Guide

Despite its enduring popularity both in China and worldwide, the Yijing is often poorly understood. As a divinatory text, it has a devoted following in the western hemisphere, even as it represents a foundational text of both Confucianism and Daoism. A fascination with the Yijing has been evident among western scholars since the Enlightenment, as well as in notable modern literary and artistic figures. This book provides an introduction for the
general reader to this classic sacred text. Joseph A. Adler explains its multi-layered structure, its origins, its history of interpretation from the early first millennium BCE up to the present day, its function of divination, its significance in the history of Chinese thought, and its modern transformations. He
explores why the Yijing has been considered the most profound expression of traditional Chinese thought and what meaning it can have for contemporary readers.


ISBN
9780190072452
Pagina's
232
Verschenen
Serie
Guides to Sacred Texts
NUR
700
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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