ISSN 0439-755X
CN 11-1911/B

›› 2000, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (03): 348-352.

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I CHING AND CHINESE CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY

Shen Heyong; Gao Lan(Department of Psychology , South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631)   

  • Online:2000-09-25 Published:2000-09-25

Abstract: In traditional Chinese culture, I Ching has been called the "top of all classics", and "the origin of the Great Dao". Psychology historians today take China as the first homeland of psychology. Theyrealize that in traditional Chinese culture rich psychological thoughts and special psychological system are embraced. Therefore, we will take I Ching as the foundation, through analyzing the charater "heart"(Xin) in the I Ching, the meaning of the Chinese character heart in the Great Commentaries, and the symbolic meaning of heart in the hexagrams, to elaborate the meaning of Chinese Cultural Psychology,and its influence to contemporary Westem psychology.

Key words: I Ching, analytical psychology, Chinese cultural psychology