Prologue I suppose there shouldn’t be a need for a prologue to a blog post; after all, this isn’t a book or an academic paper. Alas, I feel there is a need for it. Having dedicated more than 40 years of my life to the study of the Yijing (I Ching)–and I mean “study” not […]Read more "On “Disaster”, Walking Staffs and the Yijing"
For the past couple of months, Steve Moore and I have been chasing downloadable PDF articles and sharing what we are finding out there. Most of what I’ve found will end up in the Yixue Library, which Bradford Hatcher has set up in his website, to which Steve Moore has contributed a number of articles […]Read more "English language scholarship on Japanese religious studies."
Oh, I’ve been around, thank you for wondering. Much time spent reading but I also have had little to say here. I think this little serendipitous find grants the opportunity to say something. I’ve been researching, for quite a while, into sources of pottery and bronze designs in pre-Shang Chinese cultures, as well as Shang […]Read more "Speaking of remote cultural parallels and serendipity"
Many people don’t know this, but Richard Wilhelm wrote and edited several books that were not directly related to the Yijing and associated themes. One of them is a collection of Chinese fairy tales, published in English in 1921, called “The Chinese Fairy Book.” Here is a sample from the section named “Legends of the […]Read more "How the Five Ancients became men"
I found this interesting blog, by Manyul Im, while reading Sam Crane’s blog. Then I found a nice discussion about the concept of “Junzi”. Below is my own comment to the thread. (more as a record of my wandering brain droppings than for its actual usefulness…) Gentlemen Prefer Bronze « Manyul Im’s Chinese Philosophy Blog […]Read more "Manyul Im’s Blog and Junzi"