Focussing on the »Xici« chapter of the Book of Changes and the Zuo zhuan, the paper discusses unique features of early Chinese prognostication. Both texts (dated 3rd and 4th century BCE) provide for the first time in Chinese history of prognosis empirically grounded explanations for protasis-apodosis correlations. Ultimately however, the accomplishment of successful prognosis is connected to the moral qualification of the prognosticator.
|Translated title of the contribution||If, because - then: Particularities in early Chinese prognostication in the »Xici«-chapter of the Book of Changes and the Zuo Zhuan|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Berliner Theologische Zeitschrift|
|Early online date||13 Jul 2021|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Jul 2021|