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Meaning of I Ching in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF I CHING

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WHAT DOES I CHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

I Ching

I Ching

The I Ching, also known as the Classic of Changes, Book of Changes, Zhouyi and Yijing, is one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts. The book contains a divination system comparable to Western geomancy or the West African Ifá system; in Western cultures and modern East Asia, it is still widely used for this purpose. Traditionally, the I Ching and its hexagrams were thought to pre-date recorded history, and based on traditional Chinese accounts, its origins trace back to the 3rd and 2nd millennia BCE. Modern scholarship suggests that the earliest layers of the text may date from the end of the 2nd millennium BCE, but place doubts on the mythological aspects in the traditional accounts. Some consider the I Ching the oldest extant book of divination, dating from 1,000 BCE and before. The oldest manuscript that has been found, albeit incomplete, dates back to the Warring States period. During the Warring States Period, the text was re-interpreted as a system of cosmology and philosophy that subsequently became intrinsic to Chinese culture.

definitionDefinition of I Ching in the English dictionary

The definition of I Ching in the dictionary is an ancient Chinese book of divination and a source of Confucian and Taoist philosophy. Answers to questions and advice may be obtained by referring to the text accompanying one of 64 hexagrams, selected at random Also called: Book of Changes.

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I Ching
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WORDS RELATING TO «I CHING»

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易经
1,325 millions of speakers
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I Ching
550 millions of speakers
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I Ching
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मैं चिंग
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أنا تشينغ
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Цзин
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I Ching
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I Ching
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I Ging
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易経
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I 칭
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Kinh
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I Ching
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I Ching
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Цзин
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I Ching
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I Ching
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I Ching
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I Ching
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I Ching
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «I CHING»

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I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change : The First ...
Inspired by C. G. Jung's insights into the psyche, this edition presents the oracular core of the I ching as a psychological tool.
autorRudolph Ritsema, 1995
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I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change - The First ...
It presents the oracular core of the I Ching as a psychological tool and a way of connecting with the imagination. “The publication of this edition...is an epoch-making event...readers...will find their understanding immeasurably enriched ...
autor‎2002
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The Complete I Ching — 10th Anniversary Edition: The ...
This 10th anniversary edition offers a thorough introduction to the history of the I Ching, how to use it, and several new divination methods; in-depth and easy-to-reference translations of each hexagram name, description, and pictogram; ...
autorTaoist Master Alfred Huang, 2010
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The I Ching: A Biography
I know of no one else who commands the history of this text to the extent that he does, whether in China or especially in its global context. His excellent book will find a ready and wide readership.
autorRichard Joseph Smith, 2012
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The I Ching Workbook
The 5,000-year-old Chinese book of wisdom, presented in a unique work-book format designed to help truth-seekers find new meaning and enlightenment in its ancient lore.
autorR. L. Wing, 1979
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I Ching
An English translation of the manual of divination, used by Confucianists and Taoists
autorEdward L. Shaughnessy, 1998
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The I Ching, Or Book of Changes: A Guide to Life's Turning ...
For centuries and I Ching or Book of Changes has been consulted for wise advice. and I Ching is more than just a book, it is a living, breathing oracle which you can consult at any time, whether you need specific advice or general guidance. ...
autor‎2005
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I Ching: Book of Changes
This is an ancient Chinese divination manual and book of widsom. Its rich poetic text and effectiveness has gained it a large following in the West.
autor‎2013
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I Ching
He brings to this work both a unique ability to bridge the cultures of East and West, and the fascinating perspective of the scientific mind confronting the great mysteries of the human soul.
autorKerson Huang, Rosemary Huang, 1987
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Understanding the I Ching: The Wilhelm Lectures on the Book ...
The West's foremost translator of the I Ching, Richard Wilhelm thought deeply about how contemporary readers could benefit from this ancient work and its perennially valid insights into change and chance.
autorHellmut Wilhelm, 1960
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «I CHING»

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Life and Death: Fate, Accommodation and Courage
The seemingly opposing ideas of life and death in fact coexist, echoing what is said in the I Ching (or Book of Changes), “Alternation of the yin ... «Pressenza International Press Agency, Jul 15»
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China pavilion at Milan Expo: a modern house of hope
Su said the design concept was loosely based on I Ching, also known as the Book of Changes, a collection of ancient Chinese philosophies ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Ko Festival of Performance to bring original works that surprise …
Ko Theater Works is named for the 49th hexagram of the I CHING, the ancient Chinese Book of Changes. "'Ko'" describes 'revolution' as a ... «MassLive.com, Jun 15»
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Sondra Lynn Of East Hampton Dies June 17
Informally, she studied astrology, divination with cards, and the I Ching, and read widely on many subjects about spirituality. She read cards ... «27east.com, Jun 15»
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Nightlife Agenda: Blind beer tasting, an outdoor dance party and …
Beginning this week, Eliacin and Fisher are bringing the 1920dc spirit to I Ching restaurant in LeDroit Park every Friday night, where they'll ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
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Women who decide their fate on a coin toss from love lives to career …
Next, she'd open her copy of the I Ching, or Book Of Changes, an ancient Chinese tome, and would look up the text that corresponded with the ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
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The Complete Stories
... by Katrina Dodson, The Complete Stories is bound to become a kind of bedside Bible or I Ching for readers of Lispector, both old and new. «Publishers Weekly, Jun 15»
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Painting life's fragile notes in Provincetown
... each arrangement seemingly scattered and then read as an inner thermometer, a message from the “I Ching” or a trail leading from the forest ... «Wicked Local Provincetown, Jun 15»
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Panic in the Bond Markets
Rediscovering the I Ching, Greg Whincup, Doubleday & Co. 1986. We asked for signs. Signs were sent. But then we wondered. What they ... «Gold Seek, Jun 15»
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Rachel Rosenthal, Bold Performance Artist, Dies at 88
... to composition — he often let an emerging work be dictated by chance, as through the casting of the I Ching — influenced her deeply. «New York Times, May 15»
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