Dr. Richard J. Smith is George and Nancy Rupp Professor of Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University. Professor Smith's areas of expertise and research interest are Chinese intellectual and social history, as well as comparative history (China and Japan). Professor Smith's current research focuses primarily on Chinese "encyclopedias of daily use" (riyong leishu) in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) dynasties.

Glossaries for Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the World: The Yijing (I-Ching, or Classic of Changes) and Its Evolution in China

  1. Names (People, Places, etc.) (PDF|363 kB)
  2. Titles (Books, Chapters, etc.) (PDF|318 kB)
  3. Terms and Expressions (PDF|303 kB)
  4. Hexagram Glossary (Alphabetical) (PDF|268 kB)
  5. Hexagram Glossary (Received Text Order ) (PDF|302 kB)
  6. Mawangdui Hexagram Glossary (Alphabetical) (PDF|166 kB)

Some Yijing-related writings (Coming soon)

  1. "Translations of Hexagram Names" (PDF|417 kB)
  2. "Jesuit Interpretations of the Yijing"
  3. "Meditation, Divination and Dream Interpretation"
  4. "The Changes as a Mirror of the Mind"
  5. "The Yijing (Classic of Changes) in Global Perspective: Some Reflections"
  6. "Key Concepts of Fate and Prediction in the Yijing"
  7. "Education about Asia article"
  8. "Education about Asia article appendix"
  9. "Some Divination-related terms (glossary) 1-13-12"
  10. "Some Yijing-related terms (glossary) 1-13-12"
  11. "Psychology of divination in cross-cultural perspective (6-26-10)"

Some Yijing-related photographs (Coming soon)

  1. Chinese texts and images
  2. Transnational texts and images

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