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I Ching: The Book of Changes

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Also known as Yi jing or The Book of Changes, the I Ching is an ancient Chinese text of vast historical and cultural influence. Reviving James Legge's classic 19th-century translation, this new version features a new introduction by Dennis Schilling that casts fresh light on this core text, and the assumptions behind Legge's first translation. 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 Yi 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. AUTHOR: 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 Wurzburg, Munich, Wuhan/PR China, and received his Doctor degree and the habilitation at the University of Munich. SELLING POINTS: New series featuring the greatest works of fiction, science, philosophy and sociology. Foiled, embossed cover, printed on silver paper, matt laminated. Specially written introductions contextualise the book. New deluxe series. Hardback Deluxe edition, printed on silver, matt laminated, gold and silver foil stamped.

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