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 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 types: technical phrases and numerous different strategies with regards to the 'image and quantity' culture, and bio-bibliographical info on chinese language Yi jing students. each one access within the former classification has a quick clarification that incorporates 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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YJJC 141:6]. e. lIiJ ----.. -- --- ---.. --- ---.. --.. - -in -- Qian [151 in -Shif71 in - Xiao xu  in - Zhong fu 1611 -.. --.. ------ ---.. : in in Gen [52) in -- Meng 141 -Hi (22) Sheng  In In - Sun 1411 -- Kan 1291 - (19) Ming yi (36) In In -- -Lin Huan f591 rt91 For the trigram QIAN to contain any other trigram, the hexagram in which it occurs needs to have either at least one solid (yang) line at the bottom position and two solid lines in the two upper positions or two solid lines in the two 16 bottom pOSItIOns and at least one solid line at the top position.
GEN ::, XUN ::-:, KAN ~, and LI :::: all have the semi-trigram :-::-has left the theory open to criticism among later scholars. g. Jiao Xun ~11§ (1763-1820) [YJJC 146:186]. Li Daoping *~zp: (fl. S] have the phrase "Dense clouds do not rain". The names of both these hexagrams are prefixed 'small' (/J\) [(2) YJJC 93:209]. fl.. Semi-images, see BAN TI. g#. The contained (or containing) trigram, see BAO TI. BAO TI @Oft. -). The three outer lines (nos. 1,2, and 6 or nos. 1, 5, and 6) of a hexagram constitute a trigram which contains another trigram made up of the inner lines (nos.
These are also sometimes known as 'the great images' C*:~, see DA XIANG, def. 2). The remaining correlations mentioned in SHVO GVA are referred to as 'the different images' C3U~) or 'extended images' (JJi~). See table I. See also BA GVAXIANG. ~ NAME IMAGE ANIMAL Qian~ Heaven Horse BODY PART Head Kunt$ Earth Ox Stomach TRIGRAM -·--.... ·-... --. -·--.... & Mountain Dog Hand Dui Jt Marsh Sheep Mouth Zhen2 Thunder Dragon Foot Xun~ Wind Cock Thigh Kan tjz Water Pig Ear LiM Fire Pheasant Eye ··--...
A Companion to Yi jing Numerology and Cosmology by Bent Nielsen