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Richard Berengarten
  • Bristol, England: 
    Shearsman Books
    , October
     584 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Richard Berengarten’s Changing is the most ambitious poem ever written outside the Chinese language in honour of the Book of Changes, or Yijing [I Ching]. Changing is a homage both to this ancient text and to Chinese history and culture. The poem takes direct inspiration from the Chinese classic, as well as its form and the inter-relationships of its parts. The work is a remarkable achievement in its own right and a living testament to the enduring and universal quality of the Yijing. Berengarten has been exploring the Yijing for more than 50 years. 

The book has a preface by Edward L. Shaughnessy, Professor in Early Chinese Studies at the University of Chicago. The calligraphy is by Yu Mingquan, Professor in Calligraphy at Shandong University of Art and Design. 

In 2017, Richard Bernengarten was awarded the Xu Zhimo Silver WiIlow Award for this book.

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

Richard Berengarten is an Independent Scholar.


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