Dr. Richard J. Smith is George and Nancy Rupp Professor of Humanities Emeritus, and a Research Associate at the Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University. Professor Smith's areas of expertise and research interests are Chinese intellectual and social history, as well as comparative history (China and Japan). He is currently working on a book-length study titled Magic Matters: Science and Medicine in Chinese Popular Culture, 1600-1800.

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

  1. Translations of Hexagram Names (PDF|417 kB)
  2. Jesuit Interpretations of the Yijing (PDF|443 kB)
  3. Meditation, Divination and Dream Interpretation (PDF|646 kB)
  4. The Yijing (Classic of Changes) in Global Perspective: Some Reflections (PDF|503.7Kb)
  5. Some Divination-related terms (glossary) 1-13-12 (PDF|315 kB)
  6. Some Yijing-related terms (glossary) 1-13-12 (PDF|236 kB)
  7. Psychology of divination in cross-cultural perspective (6-26-10) (PDF|365 kB)

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