The Yi River Commentary on the Book of Changes

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L. Michael Harrington
  • New Haven, CT: 
    Yale University Press
    , May
     2019.
     576 pages.
     $85.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780300218077.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

A translation of a key commentary on perhaps the most broadly influential text of classical China.

This book is a translation of a key commentary on the Book of Changes,or Yijing (I Ching), perhaps the most broadly influential text of classical China. The Yijing first appeared as a divination text in Zhou-dynasty China (ca. 1045–256 bce) and later became a work of cosmology, philosophy, and political theory as commentators supplied it with new meanings. While many English translations of the Yijing itself exist, none are paired with a historical commentary as thorough and methodical as that written by the Confucian scholar Cheng Yi, who turned the original text into a coherent work of political theory.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

L. Michael Harrington is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University.

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