|Yijing 易經. In librum Ye kim brevis Annotatio. [Jap-Sin I, 223]|
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|JapSin I, 223|
Yijing 易經. In librum Ye kim brevis Annotatio.
Chinese paper bound in European style with a cloth cover.
This is a manuscript written in Latin and consisting of forty folios. We do not know its author. The handwriting seems to be that of a missioner in China in the late Ming or early Qing period.
The treatise gives an explanation of the Yijing 易經 and discusses in great detail the concepts of taiji 太極 (the Absolute - the ultimate principle in Chinese philosophy), liangyi 兩儀 (heaven and earth), yin and yang 陰陽 (the dual principle in Chinese philosophy), and li and qi 理氣 (principle and matter). The works of Zhu Xi 朱熹 (1130–1200) and Zhang Zai 長載 (1020–1077) and the Xingli daquan 性理大全 (compiled in 1415 by order of the Yongle emperor, cf. Jap-Sin II, 89) are quoted occasionally.
Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, p. 278.
|Rec. Type||Manuscript||Language||Latin, Chinese|