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    DescriptionComposed in 2 B.C., as "The I Ching revised and enlarged, " The Elemental Changes is a divination manual providing a clear method for distinguishing alternative courses of action. Structured in 81 tetragrams (as opposed to the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching), the book offers much to the modern reader. Today in the West, The Elemental Changes is an essential tool for understanding the Tao as is operates in the Cosmos, in the minds of sages, and in sacred texts. It is also one of the great philosophical poems in world literature, assessing the rival claims on human attention of fame, physical immortality, wealth, and power while it situates human endeavor within the larger framework of cosmic energies. The complete text of The Elemental Changes and its ten autocommentaries are here translated into accessible and, whenever possible, literal English. Following the Chinese tradition, supplementary comments are appended to each tetragram in order to indicate the main lines of interpretation suggested by earlier commentators.


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    Title
    Elemental Changes - The Ancient Chinese Companion to the I Ching
    Subtitle
    T'ai Hsuan Ching of Master Yang Hsiung - Text and Commentaries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Nylan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 391
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 530 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780791416280
    ISBN 10: 0791416283
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 590
    Ingram Subject Code: OPWA
    BIC subject category V2: VXF
    DC21: 133.33
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 25
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/NEWAGE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24740
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    Libri: I-OPWA
    DC22: 299.51282
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    BISAC V2.8: OCC038000
    B&T Approval Code: A10254200
    BISAC V2.8: REL018000
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    LC classification: BF1770.C5 Y3613 1994
    Thema V1.0: VXF
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    State University of New York Press
    Imprint name
    State University of New York Press
    Publication date
    27 January 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Albany, NY
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    Composed in 2 B.C., as "The I Ching revised and enlarged", The Elemental Changes is a divination manual providing a clear method for distinguishing alternative courses of action. Structured in 81 tetragrams (as opposed to the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching), the book offers much to the modern reader. Today in the West, The Elemental Changes is an essential tool for understanding the Tao as is operates in the Cosmos, in the minds of sages, and in sacred texts. It is also one of the great philosophical poems in world literature, assessing the rival claims on human attention of fame, physical immortality, wealth, and power while it situates human endeavor within the larger framework of cosmic energies. The complete text of The Elemental Changes and its ten autocommentaries are here translated into accessible and, whenever possible, literal English. Following the Chinese tradition, supplementary comments are appended to each tetragram in order to indicate the main lines of interpretation suggested by earlier commentators.