Consulting the Yi Jing (I Ching)
Our YiJing (I Ching) consultation gives you a reading using the ancient
yarrow stick method.
You select how the sticks are split by clicking your mouse on the pile, so the choice is not random. It takes three steps to generate each line of your hexagram ( gua).
After all six lines are built up you will be given an analysis of your hexagram and a link to look up its meaning.
Press ‘New Reading’ to start over from scratch.
Yi Jing (I Ching) section we have a full reference of the history of the most influential classic of ancient China.
We fully describe both the ancient yarrow stick
method of divination as well as the quicker and more modern coin method.
We offer a free, online consultation of the Yi Jing using the ancient method and there is a page explaining the meaning of all the 64 hexagrams.
th May Chinese 19th century slave labor
Many people think that slavery was abolished in the 1820s. While it is true that the African slave trade dwindled rapidly the plantation owners turned to new sources of slaves. These were the 'coolies' from India and China that were normally tricked into signing a contract and were treated just as appallingly as the African slaves they replaced. Mercifully the Chinese coolie trade came to an end in the late 1870s after the intervention of the Chinese government. The tale of these lost million people is rarely told, particularly the Chinese laborers. We have added a page summarizing this ignoble trade and also the treatment of the many Chinese immigrants to California in the late 19th century when racial discrimination reached fever pitch.
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