The I Ching



The Richard Wilhelm Translation
rendered into English by Cary F. Baynes

[3rd. ed., Bollingen Series XIX, (Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1967, 1st ed. 1950)] 易經



1. Ch'ien / The Creative
2. K'un / The Receptive
3. Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning
4. Mêng / Youthful Folly
5. Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment)
6. Sung / Conflict
7. Shih / The Army
8. Pi / Holding Together [Union]
9. Hsiao Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Small
10. Lü / Treading [Conduct]
11. T'ai / Peace
12. P'i / Standstill [Stagnation]
13. T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men
14. Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure
15. Ch'ien / Modesty
16. Yü / Enthusiasm
17. Sui / Following
18. Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay]
19. Lin / Approach
20. Kuan / Contemplation (View)
21. Shih Ho / Biting Through
22. Pi / Grace
23. Po / Splitting Apart
24. Fu / Return (The Turning Point)
25. Wu Wang / Innocence (The Unexpected)
26. Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great
27. I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment)
28. Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great
29. K'an / The Abysmal (Water)
30. Li / The Clinging, Fire


31. Hsien / Influence (Wooing)
32. Hêng / Duration
33. Tun / Retreat
34. Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great
35. Chin / Progress
36. Ming I / Darkening of the Light
37. Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan]
38. K'uei / Opposition
39. Chien / Obstruction
40. Hsieh / Deliverance
41. Sun / Decrease
42. I / Increase
43. Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness)
44. Kou / Coming to Meet
45. Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing]
46. Shêng / Pushing Upward
47. K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion)
48. Ching / The Well
49. Ko / Revolution (Molting)
50. Ting / The Caldron
51. Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder)
52. Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
53. Chien / Development (Gradual Progress)
54. Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden
55. Fêng / Abundance [Fullness]
56. Lü / The Wanderer
57. Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind)
58. Tui / The Joyous, Lake
59. Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution]
60. Chieh / Limitation
61. Chung Fu / Inner Truth
62. Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small
63. Chi Chi / After Completion
64. Wei Chi / Before Completion


Shou Kua: Discussion of the Trigrams

Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III

Ta Chuan: The Great Treatise [Great Commentary]

(also called Hsi Tz'u Chuan, Commentary on the Appended Judgments)


A. Underlying Principals

I. The Changes in the Universe and in the Book of Changes
II. On the Composition and the Use of the Book of Changes

B. Detailed Discussion

III. On the Words Attached to the Hexagrams and the Lines
IV. The Deeper Implications of the Books of Changes
V. Tao in Its Relation to the Light Power and to the Dark Power
VI. Tao as Applied to the Book of Changes
VII. The Effects of the Book of Changes on Man
VIII. On the Use of the Appended Explanations
IX. On the Oracle
X. The Fourfold Use of the Book of Changes
XI. On the Yarrow Stalks and the Hexagrams and Lines
XII. Summary


I. On the Signs and Lines, on Creating and Acting
II. History of Civilization
III. On the Structure of the Hexagrams
IV. On the Nature of the Trigrams
V. Explanations of Certain Lines
VI. On the Nature of the Book of Changes in General
VII. The Relation of Certain Hexagrams to Character Formation
VIII. On the Use of the Book of Changes: The Lines
IX. The Lines (continued)
X. The Lines (continued)
XI. The Value of Caution as a Teaching of the Book of Changes
XII. Summary

The Structure of the Hexagrams

1. General Considerations
2. The Eight Trigrams and Their Application
3. The Time
4. The Places
5. The Character of the Lines
6. The Relationships of the Lines to One Another
7. The Rulers of the Hexagrams