|Title:||The Yijing, a book of Divination and Philosophy|
|Publisher:||Eric Serejski (Ed.)|
|Number of pages:||151|
|Owner Name:||Super User|
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Joseph Edkins was a British Protestant missionary who spent 57 years in China. He was a Sinologue, a linguist, a translator, and a philologist specialized in Chinese religions. His work suggests that the hexagrams are the vehicle for the expression of a philosophy, the characters became the basis of the national literature and the names repositories of ideas springing out of the dual philosophy of yin and yang. From there, the philosophy of two contrasted elements in a single antithesis expanded itself into the system of the five elements. A philosophy whose symbols were linear became a philosophy whose symbols were circular and linear. Mr. Edkins provides in these few essays a fascinating approach that reminds that of Iulian Shchutskii's Researches on the I Ching (1979) and benefits to be read along with the analyzis of Terrien de la Couperie's The Yijing (1892). This reedition provides the update of 454 transliterated Chinese terms into modern pinyin and appendices, including a Biography and a list of references.