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The I Ching Handbook: A Practical Guide to Personal and Logical Perspectives from the Ancient Chinese Book of Changes (Paradigm title) Hardcover – February, 1993


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"The I Ching handbook will quickly become a standard work. It is comprehensive with respect to this notoriously difficult Chinese classic but also with respect to the very substantial literature that has grown around it in the last 2,500 years." -- Gordon E. Pruett

"This book is an invaluable guide for both students and scholars of the I Ching. Professor Hacker brings together a diversity of materials never assembled in one volume. His presentation of the formal aspects of the I Ching is the best I have ever seen. The addition of what may well be the most extensive annotated bibliography on the I Ching in print, makes Hacker's book first rate and absolutely indispensable." -- J.H. Wellbank, Professor Emeritus, Northeastern University

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The Book of Changes (the I Ching) is the Chinese classic that is best-known and most widely read in Western civilization. Although it was written nearly three thousand years ago, its wisdom is still applicable to modern issues. In its multi-metaphorical themes one may find insights and solutions to personal, social, political and philosophical problems that we encounter today. Dr. Hacker's I Ching Handbook is the best compendium of study aids and state-of-the-art information now available on the ancient Book of Changes. It contains knowledge that allows the reader to achieve a deeper level of understanding of the I Ching and provides the reader with a formal presentation of the subject that is not found elsewhere. Students and scholars of the I Ching will welcome the numerous references given in the footnotes and appendices. The book is well researched and there are two annotated bibliographies: one of books on the I Ching (including unpublished Ph.D. dissertations), the other of journal articles. There is also a glossary of technical terms and a very useful concordex to the Wilhelm/Baynes translation of the I Ching. The subjects covered in the I Ching Handbook include the traditional and scholarly theories regarding the origin of the I Ching, the trigrams and their attributes, the translations of the names of the hexagrams, nuclear hexagrams and their classification, the problem of the textual sequence of the hexagrams, various ways of using the I Ching as an oracle, probability and the hexagrams, hexagram stories, hexagram cycles, and hexagram flowers. The appendices give an annotated list of the I Ching devices: the I Ching computer, I Ching cards, and so forth. The appendices also contain the source code--in True Basic--for an I Ching line analyzer, and a number of tables. One table gives the yarrow stalk probability of obtaining any hexagram from any other hexagram, another lists pairs of hexagram opposites, hexagram stories, cycles, and flowers. Dr. Edward is a professor at Northeastern University in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, where he teaches Chinese Philosophy, Logic and Introduction to Philosophy. He is also a licensed psychologist in the state of Massachusetts.
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Product Details

  • Series: Paradigm title
  • Hardcover: 430 pages
  • Publisher: Paradigm Pubns; annotated edition edition (February 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0912111364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0912111360
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 7.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,417,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By tao man on April 27, 2009
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This is a great book. Required reading for any serious student of the I Ching.
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