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The I Ching Handbook

Author : Edward A. Hacker
ISBN : 0912111364
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 27.48 MB
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A compendium of study aids and technical references teaches the traditional methods of using the I Ching, reveals the meanings of symbols and names for English speakers, and discloses the themes and stories behind the hexagrams.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The I Ching Handbook

Author : Mondo Secter
ISBN : 1556434154
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 43.98 MB
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The I Ching Handbook introduces readers to the ancient Chinese text and instructs them in using it as a tool for strategizing and decision-making. Mondo Secter’s innovative approach to interpreting the hexagram meanings is accessible to both beginners and advanced users. The book also explores the process of divination through casting. Black-and-white illustrations and charts are provided.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

I Ching

Author : Edward A. Hacker
ISBN : 0415939690
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 88.6 MB
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
Category: Philosophy

Teaching The I Ching Book Of Changes

Author : Geoffrey Redmond
ISBN : 9780199396474
Genre : History
File Size : 37.1 MB
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Chinese traditional culture cannot be understood without some familiarity with the I Ching, yet it is one of the most difficult of the world's ancient classics. Assembled from fragments with many obscure allusions, it was the subject of ingenious, but often conflicting, interpretations over nearly three thousand years. Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes) offers a comprehensive study at a time when interest in Asian philosophy and the culture of China is on the rise. Still widely read in China, it has become a countercultural classic in the West. Recent scholarship has radically altered our understanding of this foundational work. Geoffrey Redmond and Tze-Ki Hon present an up-to-date survey of recent studies including reconstruction of the early meanings, excavated manuscripts, the New Culture Movement, and the Cultural Revolution. To facilitate introducing the classic to students, the necessary background is provided for university teachers and students, even non-China specialists. The teaching approaches described will foreground the otherness of the classic, yet engage the interests of twenty-first-century students. Rather than dismissing the text's popular association with divination, they explain why this mode of human thought has persisted for millennia. Thus, Redmond and Hon mediate between the two extreme views of the classic: a source of timeless ancient wisdom on the one hand, and a historical curiosity on the other. Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes) makes this important classic accessible to a broad readership, thus providing a crucial service for those interested in China, early civilization, and world religion. Now anyone with a serious interest can understand a text that continues to have a decisive influence on Chinese and world culture three thousand years after its original composition.
Category: History

The Laws Of Change

Author : Jack M. Balkin
ISBN : 9780984253739
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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As important to Chinese civilization as the Bible is to Western culture, the I Ching or Book of Changes is one of the oldest treasures of world literature. In this masterful new interpretation, Jack Balkin returns the I Ching to its rightful place as a book of wisdom that teaches how to live one's life in a changing and confusing world. Balkin's comprehensive and perceptive commentaries highlight a clear, understandable version of the core text of the I Ching that preserves its striking imagery while remaining faithful to the long tradition of ethical interpretations of the work. The Laws of Change: I Ching and the Philosophy of Life offers the most detailed commentaries available in English on the I Ching's ethical and philosophical teachings, a comprehensive survey of different methods of consulting the I Ching, and an excellent history of the I Ching's transformation from a Bronze Age diviner's manual to a beloved book of wisdom that lies at the very heart of Chinese culture. This is an indispensable work for anyone who wants to understand the I Ching and its history.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Handbook On China S Wto Accession And Its Impacts

Author : Cheong Ching
ISBN : 9812775633
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 29.93 MB
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This handbook highlights the important commitments that China has made to the international community and analyzes the potential impact of such commitments on China. Part I of the book outlines China's commitments to convert her economy from a centrally planned one to a free market one as far as cross-border movement of goods, services and personnel is concerned. It reproduces China's commitments in a tabular format to facilitate reading, and is supplemented with brief references to WTO regulations where appropriate so that readers get to know how China's commitments relate to WTO obligations. Part II examines the impacts of China's WTO membership as a whole and on her specific economic sectors. Part III consists of tables and figures selected from a report compiled by the US General Accounting Office, presenting some of the Office's analysis and findings of China's commitments on WTO accession. Appendix 1 lists all the legal instruments pertaining to China's accession to the WTO.
Category: Business & Economics

Handbook Of Fluidization And Fluid Particle Systems

Author : Wen-Ching Yang
ISBN : 0203912748
Genre : Science
File Size : 66.38 MB
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This reference details particle characterization, dynamics, manufacturing, handling, and processing for the employment of multiphase reactors, as well as procedures in reactor scale-up and design for applications in the chemical, mineral, petroleum, power, cement and pharmaceuticals industries. The authors discuss flow through fixed beds, elutriation and entrainment, gas distributor and plenum design in fluidized beds, effect of internal tubes and baffles, general approaches to reactor design, applications for gasifiers and combustors, dilute phase pneumatic conveying, and applications for chemical production and processing. This is a valuable guide for chemists and engineers to use in their day-to-day work.
Category: Science

Handbook Of Industrial Biocatalysis

Author : Ching T. Hou
ISBN : 9781420027969
Genre : Science
File Size : 44.77 MB
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Until now, no comprehensive handbook on industrial biocatalysis has been available. Soliciting chapters on virtually every aspect of biocatalysis from international experts most actively researching the field, the Handbook of Industrial Biocatalysis fills this need. The handbook is divided into three sections based on types of substrates. The first section describes the newest biotechnology and bioprocesses for producing industrial products from hydrophobic substrates such as oils and fats. The discussion of biocatalysis covers single and multiple catalytic reactions involved in the creation of products as well as molecular manipulation of enzymes and product recovery. The products include healthy food, nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals, specialty chemicals, surfactants, biopolymers, and antimicrobial agents. The second section covers the production of value-added products from carbohydrate substrates. The scope of this section includes ethanol production, oligosaccharides and glycosides, utilization of hemicelluloses, and carbohydrate-active enzymes. The third section is dedicated to other potential industrial applications such as bioelectrocatalysis for synthesizing chemicals, fuels, and new drugs. The authors explore novel nutrition delivery systems, green chemistry, and the industrial applications of extremophiles. The organizer of several annual worldwide symposia on biocatalysis, editor Ching T. Hou has compiled a cornerstone reference for scientists in academic, industrial, and government research institutes, as well as for graduate-level students involved in biosciences, chemical engineering, biotechnology, microbiology, oil and colloid chemistry, and food chemistry.
Category: Science

Handbook Of Research On Scalable Computing Technologies

Author : Li, Kuan-Ching
ISBN : 9781605666624
Genre : Computers
File Size : 23.8 MB
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"This book presents, discusses, shares ideas, results and experiences on the recent important advances and future challenges on enabling technologies for achieving higher performance"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Computers