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The Book of Changes / I Ching

yì jīng
The Book of Changes / I Ching Scroll

易經 is the Chinese title for "The Book of Changes" also known as "I Ching" or "YiJing".

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Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
The Book of Changes
I Ching
yì jīng / yi4 jing1 / yi jing / yijingi ching / iching
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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Simple Dictionary Definition

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gān / gan1
 ken / けん
The Book of Changes / I Ching Scroll
dry; clean; in vain; dried food; foster; adoptive; to ignore
qian (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: heaven, northwest); (surname) Nukui
Dry, dried up, clean; heaven, male, masculine, enduring, continual. Translit. gan and h; dry



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yì jīng / yi4 jing1
i ching
The Book of Changes / I Ching Scroll
The Book of Changes ("I Ching")

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duì / dui4
 da / だ
to cash; to exchange; to add (liquid); to blend; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing swamp; ☱
dui (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: swamp, west); (given name) Tooru

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kǎn / kan3
k`an / kan
 kan / かん
pit; threshold; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing water; ☵
(1) (archaism) pit; hole; (2) kan (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: water, north); (surname) Kita

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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
 kon / こん
one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing earth; female principle; ☷; ancient Chinese compass point: 225° (southwest)
kun (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: earth, southwest); (given name) Mamoru

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xùn / xun4
 son / そん
to obey; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing wood and wind; ☴; ancient Chinese compass point: 135° (southeast)
xun (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: wind, southeast); (given name) Yuzuru

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/ yi4
 eki / えき
easy; amiable; to change; to exchange; prefix corresponding to the English adjective suffix "-able" or "-ible"
(1) type of cleromancy divination (described in the Book of Changes) performed with long sticks; (2) (abbreviation) (See 易経) The Book of Changes; Yijing; I Ching; (given name) Yasushi
Change; easy; to change

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gèn / gen4
 gon;kon;e / ごん;こん;え
one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing mountain; ☶; ancient Chinese compass point: 45° (northeast)
gen (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: mountain, northeast); (given name) Gon

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/ li2
 ri / り
to leave; to part from; to be away from; (in giving distances) from; without (something); independent of; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing fire; ☲
li (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: fire, south); (surname) Mato
To leave, part from, apart from. abandon; translit. li, le, r, re, rai; to separate

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zhèn / zhen4
 shin / しん
to shake; to vibrate; to jolt; to quake; excited; shocked; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing thunder; ☳
zhen (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: thunder, east); (surname) Tatsumi
To shake, thunder, tremble, awe, quicken; translit. cin, ci; to shake


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 chin / チン jing (Korean gong) (kor:); (place-name) Chin (Burmah); Ching; Chinn; Zinn


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zhōu yì / zhou1 yi4
chou i
 shuueki / shueki / しゅうえき
another name for Book of Changes (I Ching) 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1]
(See 易経) divination (based on the Book of Changes); (personal name) Shuueki



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yì zhuàn / yi4 zhuan4
i chuan
Yi Zhuan, commentary on the "Book of Changes" or "I Ching" 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1]


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 ekikyou / ekikyo / えききょう (See 五経) The Book of Changes; Yijing; I Ching


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 shokyou / shokyo / しょきょう (See 五経) The Book of Documents; The Book of History; Shujing; Shu Ching


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jīng qī / jing1 qi1
ching ch`i / ching chi
Ching-ch'i throne-stream, name of the ninth Tiantai patriarch 湛然 Chan-jan; Jingqi



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zàng jīng / zang4 jing1
tsang ching
The Canon, of which there are catalogues varying in number of contents, the first by Liang Wudi of 5,400 juan; the Kai Yuan Catalogue contained 5,048 juan. The oldest existing canon is believed to be the Korean with 6,467 juan; the Song canon has 5,714; the Yuan, 5,397; the Japanese, 665 covers; the Ming, 6,771 juan, reprinted in the Ching dynasty with supplement; and a new and much enlarged edition has recently been published in Shanghai, and one in Tokyo; cf. 三藏 and 一切經; [Chinese] canon


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 shikyou / shikyo / しきょう (See 五経) The Classic of Poetry; The Book of Songs; The Book of Odes; Shijing; Shih Ching



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liú qīng yún / liu2 qing1 yun2
liu ch`ing yün / liu ching yün
Lau Ching-Wan (1964-), Hong Kong actor



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wāng jīng wèi / wang1 jing1 wei4
wang ching wei
Wang Ching-wei (1883-1944), left-wing Guomingdang politician, subsequently Japanese collaborator



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qīng bǔ liáng / qing1 bu3 liang2
ch`ing pu liang / ching pu liang
ching bo leung, an icy, sweet dessert soup


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pò xiàng zōng / po4 xiang4 zong1
p`o hsiang tsung / po hsiang tsung
 hasō shū
The sects established by Yungming 永明, Ching-ying 淨影, and Hui-yuan 慧遠, which held the unreality of all things; the mode of discourse that refutes characteristics



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jiǎng jīng guó / jiang3 jing1 guo2
chiang ching kuo
Chiang Ching-kuo (1910-1988), son of Chiang Kai-shek 蔣介石|蒋介石, Guomindang politician, president of ROC 1978-1988


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lài qīng dé / lai4 qing1 de2
lai ch`ing te / lai ching te
William Lai Ching-te (1959-), Taiwanese DPP politician, vice president of the Republic of China from 2020


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 doutokukyou / dotokukyo / どうとくきょう Tao Te Ching (classic Chinese text by Lao Tzu); Daodejing


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 doutokukyou / dotokukyo / どうとくきょう (out-dated kanji) Tao Te Ching (classic Chinese text by Lao Tzu); Daodejing



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huáng yǐ jìng / huang2 yi3 jing4
huang i ching
Wong Yee Ching or Flossie Wong-Staal (1946-2020) Hong Kong American virologist, joint discoverer of the HIV AIDS virus


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liù shí sì guà / liu4 shi2 si4 gua4
liu shih ssu kua
 rokujuushike / rokujushike / ろくじゅうしけ
the 64 hexagrams of the Book of Changes (I Ching or Yi Jing) 易經|易经
the 64 hexagrams (of the Book of Changes)



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zhōu bì suàn jīng / zhou1 bi4 suan4 jing1
chou pi suan ching
Zhou Bi Suan Jing, or Chou Pei Suan Ching, one of the oldest Chinese texts on astronomy and mathematics


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 roushidoutokukyou / roshidotokukyo / ろうしどうとくきょう (wk) Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu; Dao De Jing by Laozi

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