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Title Stalk divination : a newly discovered alternative to the I ching / edited and translated by Constance A. Cook and Zhao Lu
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
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 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  292.1 S782    AVAILABLE    30580003387292
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  BF1762 S782 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001304989
Descript xiv, 195 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-189) and index
The cultural milieu of fourth-​centruy BCE China -- The Shifa text -- Contextualizing the Shifa and its use -- Stalk divination -- Features of the manuscript -- General principles of Shifa interpretation. Relative positioning. Fixed positioning. The use and nature of extraordinary numbers. The application of the extraordinary numbers in the reading. The rules: applications and implications -- Traces of Shifa-​style divination -- Transcription and translation: "Life and Death" 死生. "Obtaining" 得. "Presenting Offerings" 享. "Change" 變. "Arrival" 至. "Marrying a Wife" 娶妻. "Negotiation" 讎. "Meeting" 見. "Spiritual Blame" 咎. "Healing" 瘳. "Rainy and clear weather" 雨旱. "Male or female" 男女. "Travel" 行. "Prognosticating on husbands and women" 貞丈夫女子. "Minor attainments" 小得. "War" 戰. "Completing" 成. "Intended service" 志事. "Intended Service, Military Troops" 志事 、 軍旅. "The four position chart" 四位表. "Auspiciousness and inauspiciousness according to the four seasons" 四季吉凶. "The Cycle of Qian and Kun" 乾坤運轉. "Results" 果. "Pictures of the trigram array and human body" 卦位圖、人身圖. "Heavenly stems and trigrams" 天干與卦. "Curses" 祟. "Earthly stems and trigrams" 地支與卦. "Earthly stems and line numbers" 地支與爻. "Line number images" 爻象. "The seventeen Commands" 十七命
This book presents for the first time a full translation and analysis of a newly discovered bamboo divination manual from fourth century BCE China called the Stalk Divination Method. The manual presents a competing way of interpreting trigrams to the Zhouyi (popularly known as the I-Ching) that was lost over time
Subject Divination -- China
Alt Author Cook, Constance A., editor, translator
Zhao, Lu, 1970- editor, translator
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