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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2014, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (10): 653-657.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2014.10.001

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Inheritance and application of yin-yang theory from Book of changes in Neijing

WANG Hong, HE Juan   

  1. School of Preclinical Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029
  • Received:2014-05-15 Online:2014-10-30 Published:2014-10-30

Abstract: Yin-yang theory plays an important role both in Neijing and Book of changes. Discussion on inheritance and application of yin-yang theory from Book of changes contributes to master the source of yin-yang theory in Neijing. The aim is to set forth Neijing inheritance of yin-yang theory from Book of changes such as the following three respects. Firstly, yin-yang as the law of the heaven and earth was probed into through the theory of correspondence between human and nature. Secondly, the properties and connotations of yin-yang were studied in its integrity (invariance property, variability property and simplification property) and relativity( honorable Yang and humble yin, location and movement of yin-yang, correspondence of homogeneity, growth and decline of heterogeneity) respectively. Thirdly, the classification methods of yin-yang were summarized into dichotomy and trichotomy.

Key words: yin-yang theory, Neijing, Book of changes

CLC Number: 

  • R221.1