I Ching: The Book of Changes (Great Works that Shape our World) (Hardcover)

I Ching: The Book of Changes (Great Works that Shape our World) By Dennis Schilling (Foreword by) Cover Image

I Ching: The Book of Changes (Great Works that Shape our World) (Hardcover)

By Dennis Schilling (Foreword by)


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FLAME TREE's Great Works That Shape Our World is a new series of definitive books drawing on ancient, medieval and modern writing. Offering a fund of essential knowledge, and spell-binding stories it satisfies every facet of human interest: scientific, philosophical, sociological, romantic, dramatic and mysterious.

Also known as Yî Ching or The Book of Changes, I Ching is an ancient Chinese text of vast historical and cultural influence. Spanning the fields of divination, cosmology, morality and philosophy, with strong links to Confucianism, it has been interpreted in many different ways over the centuries and ultimately demonstrates an early attempt to understand the world and the human place within it. Reviving James Legge’s classic nineteenth century translation, this latest title in a series of Great Works includes an illuminating new introduction that casts fresh light on this fascinating text.

Each book in this series features a new, accessible introduction, specially written for these editions, placing the book in context both as part of the new series, and highlighting its special contribution to the advancement of human understanding; they examine the significance of each work, their impact at time of publication, and their influence today.
Dennis Schilling is the Professor for Chinese Philosophy at the School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China. He studied Sinology, Philosophy and Japanology at the universities of Würzburg, Munich, Wuhan/PR China, and received his Doctor degree and the habilitation at the University of Munich. His doctoral thesis explores metaphysical, political and ethical ideas in Chinese divination texts imitating the composition and style of the ancient manual Yì jīng. Currently, his research focuses on ideas of life and death in ancient and medieval China and on the metaphysics of time and change in Chinese philosophy. He is also engaged in comparative philosophy and teaches Chinese Metaphysics, Daoist philosophy and Yì jīng studies.
Product Details ISBN: 9781839641497
ISBN-10: 1839641495
Publisher: Flame Tree Collections
Publication Date: August 11th, 2020
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Great Works that Shape our World