Resource Thread: The I Ching Apr 8, 2017 8:25:42 GMT
Post by kona on Apr 8, 2017 8:25:42 GMT
The I Ching: A Biography by Richard J. Smith ISBN: 9780691145099
"One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012; winner of the 2013 Cover/Jacket Merit Award in the Professional, Scholarly Series category, New York Book Show. A wonderful work on The I Ching, full of new information. Scholarly, but not dry, easy and enjoyable to read for a layman who likes I Ching and is familiar with it. The book is so unique and integral to I Ching study that our company is including it in their upcoming coursework for I Ching studies. It's also a very attractive book, while most books from Princeton University Press are quite well bound, this one stands out. It is small with a heavy matte pearl finish dust jacket and the cloth binding is lapis blue with gold lettering. The leaves are deckle-edged (uneven, like handmade, very attractive). This would make a great gift for any fan of the I Ching or just a book nerd."
- Izi Ningishzidda
Sung Dynasty Uses of the I Ching by Kidder Smith Jr., Peter K. Bol, Joseph A. Adler, & Don J. Wyatt. ISBN: 9780691607764
"The I Ching, or Book of Changes, has been one of the two or three most influential books in the Chinese canon. It has been used by people on all levels of society, both as a method of divination and as a source of essential ideas about the nature of heaven, earth, and humankind. During the eleventh and twelfth centuries, Sung dynasty literati turned to it for guidance in their fundamental reworking of the classical traditions. This book explores how four leading thinkers--Su Shih, Shao Yung, Ch'eng I, and Chu Hsi--applied the I Ching to these projects. These four men used the Book of Changes in strikingly different ways. Yet each claimed to find in it a sure foundation for human values. Their work established not only new meanings for the text but also new models for governance and moral philosophy that would be debated throughout the next thousand years of Chinese intellectual history. By focusing on their uses of the I Ching, this study casts a unique light on the complex continuity-within-change and rich diversity of Sung culture."
- Princeton University Press
The Canon of Supreme Mystery: A Translation with Commentary of the T'ai hsuan ching (S U N Y Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture) by Michael Nylan ISBN 0791413950
The T'Ai Hsuan Ching: The Hidden Classic A Lost Companion of the I Ching by Derek Walters ISBN 978-0850303117
"It saddens me that such an important book as this has been so inundated with controversy as to ultimately pull it from the racks and is only now available as a used copy. The controversy chiefly surrounds the treatment of the third "jen" flow type which Waters has identified as pertaining to Man while Nylan has it identified to Earth. We have a real controversy here that only time and additional archaeological discoveries can hope to resolve. Simply asserting that Walters has made an error does not resolve the matter as easily as the first commentator would like since there is at least as much evidence on his side of the argument as there is on Nylan's side, if not more. Moreover this is an invaluable book that is sufficiently ahead of its time as to render it a sleeper, for now. For those looking to better understand how the Lo Shu (river diagram) fits into things this is the consummate book on that question and we will just have to live with an underscoring controversy for an unknown period of time yet."
- m1thr0s (Magister Ouroboros 729)
"I am working on a curriculum for Mutational Alchemy and would never adopt Nylan's case. She bases the assumption on very shaky evidence. This is a very important academic debate. Derek Walters IS a scholar of the highest order so your snide "the later, scholarly translation of the Tai Xuan Ching (by Michael Nylan)" is disgusting. He made no mistake. There is no reason why the progeny should take last place instead of the second place. The female should always take the last place especially in the ordering of the elements. They are like the two great pillars of the universe, who contain all within it, like the two sides of a pot."
- Izi Ningishzidda
Calling Crane in the Shade <www.biroco.com/yijing/index.htm>
"Scott Biroco's remarkable site"
- Magister Ouroboros 729
Secrets of the I Ching (Formerly, The Wisdom of the Changes) a film directed by Bettina Wilhelm.
"Bettina Wilhelm is a filmmaker and granddaughter of Richard Wilhelm, author of the best translation of the I Ching worldwide, explores the history of the I Ching and the excellent scholarly work of her grandfather. Highly recommended. Available on Vimeo, Amazon, Google Play, among others."
- Izi (?? not sure...Kona)