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I'm not sure what this symbol means: 《易·井》

I found it in the passage below, explaining words from a couplet:


——刘鄂撰 《老残游记》古水仙祠联


I guess it refers to some well-known classic book and “井冽寒泉食。” is an example from that book? I tried to google 《易·井》 but couldn't find anything that make sense.

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  【拼音】jǐng liè hán quán shí



see here:http://baike.baidu.com/view/2269113.htm

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Sorry but I'm only at intermediate level, and I study by myself.

I don't understand what 《易·井》 means. In fact, there is this 《周易·井》 in the previous post. What are these "《易·井》" and "《周易·井》"?

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《易》 is the abbreviation for 《易经》.

《井》 is one article of 《易经》.

《易经》 is combined by 《周易》《连山易》《归藏易》.

《连山易》《归藏易》have been lost in acient times,so nowadays, 《易》 is referred to as 《周易》 or 《易经》.

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井, The Well = The 48th of the 64 hexagrams in the Yi, 易, short for Yijing 易經 or The Chinese "Book of Changes", AKA "Zhouyi, or 周易" because it was written in The Warring States period [战国 / 戰國, 403-221BCE], a part of the Eastern Zhou dynasty [東周: 770-256BCE]. The other part of the Eastern Zhou dynasty is called The Spring and Autumn Period, 春秋時代 from 722-481 BCE.

What's normally called the 西周, [Western] Zhou dynasty, is from 1045-770 BCE, but it's been disputed.

Hexagram 48 is named 井 (jǐng), "Welling". Other variations include "the well". Its inner trigram is ☴ (巽 xùn) ground = (風) wind, and its outer trigram is ☵ (坎 kǎn) gorge = (水) water.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching_hexagram_48#Hexagram_48

Within the two initial trigrams, there's also two which can be found inside these two trigrams. The initial two trigrams = outer trigrams, the inner trigrams are the two that's later found. Sort of difficult to explain.

* From me. I studied a bit of the Yijing / I Ching when I was younger.

Please check out this website for the hexagram picture: It's the big one on the right.


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