It appears the Yijing is a book of choice for Chinese prisoners, a tradition that, according to legend and history, goes back to one of the founders of the Zhou Dinasty, some 3000 years ago. Yes, I can see how the Yi can keep one from going insane in such a situation…
CHINA – HONG KONG Ching Cheong:“Once you’re caught in” that spiral, suicide “can be the end” – Asia News
He found comfort in reading philosophical and religious writings, including the Bible, Buddhist classics and the I Ching, an ancient Chinese text also called the Book of Changes. He also tried to keep in touch with what was happening “outside.”
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