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Translated by the eminent Taoist Master Alfred Huang, The Complete I Chinghas been praised by scholars and new students of the I Ching since its first edition. A native Chinese speaker, Master Huang first translated the original ideograms of the I Ching into contemporary Chinese and then into English, bringing forth the intuitive meanings embodied in the images of the I Ching and imbuing his translation with an accuracy and authenticity not possible in other English translations. However, what makes his translation truly definitive is his return to prominence of the Ten Wings, the commentaries by Confucius that are essential to the I Ching's insights. This 10th anniversary edition offers a thorough introduction to the history of the I Ching, how to use it, and several new divination methods; in-depth and easy-to-reference translations of each hexagram name, description, and pictogram; and discussions of the interrelations between the hexagrams and the spiritual meaning of their sequence.
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  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 38mm | 934g
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Edition, Revised, Revised Two-Color Edition
  • figures
  • 1594773858
  • 9781594773853
  • 143,359

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DIVINATION / EASTERN PHILOSOPHY "A careful comparison of Huang's translation with the Wilhelm, Legge, and Blofeld versions reveals its superiority in nearly every respect. Readers interested in acquainting themselves with the I Ching for the first time need to look no further; those who have formed a deep personal attachment to a previous translation owe it to themselves to explore this one as well." --Intuition "What is constant through this translation is both a sense of tradition and an appreciation of modernity. Throughout is a philosophical calmness, a sense of the intellectual mingling with the spirit of things. Most importantly, Huang makes this a useful I Ching, more useful for the current temperament than older, more self-conscious translations." --The Book Reader Translated by the eminent Taoist Master Alfred Huang, The Complete I Ching has been praised by scholars and new students of the I Ching since its first edition. A native Chinese speaker, Master Huang first translated the original ideograms of the I Ching into contemporary Chinese and then into English, bringing forth the intuitive meanings embodied in the images of the I Ching and imbuing his translation with an accuracy and authenticity not possible in other English translations. However, what makes his translation truly definitive is his return to prominence of the Ten Wings, the commentaries by Confucius that are essential to the I Ching's insights. This 10th anniversary edition offers a thorough introduction to the history of the I Ching, how to use it, and several new divination methods; in-depth and easy-toreference translations of each hexagram name, description, and pictogram; and discussions of the interrelations between the hexagrams and the spiritual meaning of their sequence. Born in 1921, MASTER ALFRED HUANG is a professor of Taoist philosophy, former Dean of Students at Shanghai University, and a third-generation master of Wu-style Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung, and Oriental meditation with more than 70 years of experience. He studied the I Ching--a forbidden book at the time--in secret with one of China's greatest I Ching masters, only to be branded an antirevolutionary by the Communist government and forced into manual labor in 1957 and imprisonment in 1966. During his 22 years of confinement, he found the strength to survive through meditation on the I Ching. Released in 1979, he emigrated to the United States. The founder of New Harmony, a nonprofit organization devoted to self-healing, and the author of The Numerology of the I Ching and Complete Tai-Chi, Master Huang lives on the island of Maui.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Ten Contributions of This Translation

About the Translation

How to Use This Book

Introduction

Flying with the I Ching

The Upper Canon

1. Qian - Initiating
2. Kun - Responding
3. Zhun - Beginning
4. Meng - Childhood
5. Xu - Needing
6. Song - Contention
7. Shi - Multitude
8. Bi - Union
9. Xiao Xu - Little Accumulation
10. Lu - Fulfillment
11. Tai - Advance
12. Pi - Hindrance
13. Tong Ren - Seeking Harmony
14. Da You - Great Harvest
15. Qian - Humbleness
16. Yu - Delight
17. Sui - Following
18. Gu - Remedying
19. Lin - Approaching
20. Guan - Watching
21. Shi He - Eradicating
22. Bi - Adorning
23. Bo - Falling Away
24. Fu - Turning Back
25. Wu Wang - Without Falsehood
26. Da Xu - Great Accumulation
27. Yi - Nourishing
28. Da Guo - Great Exceeding
29. Kan - Darkness
30. Li - Brightness

The Lower Canon

31. Xian - Mutual Influence
32. Heng - Long Lasting
33. Dun - Retreat
34. Da Zhuang - Great Strength
35. Jing - Proceeding Forward
36. Ming Yi - Brilliance Injured
37. Jia Ren - Household
38. Kui - Diversity
39. Jian - Hardship
40. Jie - Relief
41. Sun - Decreasing
42. Yi - Increasing
43. Guai - Eliminating
44. Gou - Encountering
45. Cui - Bringing Together
46. Sheng - Growing Upward
47. Kun - Exhausting
48. Jing - Replenishing
49. Ge - Abolishing the Old
50. Ding - Establishing the New
51. Zhen - Taking Action
52. Gen - Keeping Still
53. Jian - Developing Gradually
54. Gui Mei - Marrying Maiden
55. Feng - Abundance
56. Lu - Traveling
57. Xun - Proceeding Humbly
58. Dui - Joyful
59. Huan - Dispersing
60. Jie - Restricting
61. Zhong Fu - Innermost Sincerity
62. Xiao Guo - Little Exceeding
63. Ji Ji - Already Fulfilled
64. Wei Ji - Not Yet Fulfilled


A Brief History of the Zhou Dynasty

About the Author

Glossary

Index

Chart of the Trigrams and Hexagrams
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"This book is an absolute requirement for those who rely upon the I-Ching, and most highly recommended as a primary text for anyone wishing to learn how to use it. Highest recommendations to author and publisher - excellent!" * Elizabeth Hazel, FacingNorth.net, September 2011 * ". . . this 10th Anniversary Edition of Master Huang's translation brings new light to understanding and utilizing this ancient wisdom." * Light of Consciousness Journal, April 2011 * "Impressive for its scope and the clarity of its translation, this 10th anniversary edition features a new introduction by Huang on the history and application of the I-Ching, with descriptions of the commentary and divination methods." * Book News, Inc., February 2011 * "Huang succeeds, also, in producing a work that keeps opening up new vistas of understanding and inviting the reader to explore the many layers of discovery offered by the mathematical, visual and literary dimensions of the classic." * Reg Little, New Dawn * "This translation, from a Taoist master, is the most extensive treatment of the subject I have ever encountered. . . . the quality of the work is so exceptional that it is hard to find fault with it. . . . if you wish to learn this system, this book will be an indispensable aid to your education. There is such a wealth of information contained in this book (each page contains the hexagram being discussed and the ideograph of the name, so there is no confusion) that it is hard to overstate the usefulness of this work. . . . This it is of use and benefit for both the novice and the more experienced user." * Mike Gleason, Witchgrove * "What is constant through this translation is both a sense of tradition and an appreciation of modernity. Throughout is a philosophical calmness, a sense of the intellectual mingling with the spirit of things. Most importantly, Huang makes this a useful I Ching, more useful for the current temperament than older, more self-conscious translations." * The Book Reader * "A careful comparison of Huang's translation with the Wilhelm, Legge, and Blofeld versions reveals its superiority in nearly every respect. Readers interested in acquainting themselves with the I Ching for the first time need to look no further; those who have formed a deep personal attachment to a previous translation owe it to themselves to explore this one as well." * Intuition *
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About Taoist Master Alfred Huang

Born in 1921, Master Alfred Huang is a professor of Taoist philosophy, former Dean of Students at Shanghai University, and a third-generation master of Wu-style Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung, and Oriental meditation with more than 60 years experience. He studied the I Ching--a forbidden book at the time--in secret with one of China's greatest I Ching masters, only to be branded an antirevolutionary by the Communist government and forced into manual labor in 1957 and imprisonment in 1966. During his 22 years of confinement, he found the strength to survive through meditation on the I Ching. Released in 1979, he emigrated to the United States. The founder of New Harmony, a nonprofit organization devoted to self-healing, and the author of The Numerology of the I Ching and Complete Tai-Chi, Master Huang lives on the island of Maui.
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