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Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes)

Geoffrey Redmond and Tze-Ki Hon


This book is about the Book of Changes, arguably the most important of the Chinese ancient classics. Its earliest portions were composed early in the first millennium BCE. These are referred to as the Zhouyi, while the received version that includes the canonical commentaries is referred to as the Yijing (I Ching). Many university faculties find the Changes difficult to teach because of its seeming obscurity. For this reason it often has not received the attention it deserves. The present work provides an in-depth background for teaching the Yijing, or for beginning serious study. It was devel ... More

Keywords: Yijing, Zhouyi, I Ching, Book of Changes, Chinese philosophy, classical commentary, Confucianism, divination, Doubting Antiquity Movement, early China, imperial China, Zhu Xi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199766819
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766819.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Redmond, author
Center for Health Research, Inc.

Tze-Ki Hon, author
International Consortium for the Studies of Humanities, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg