“Fu” in “Yi Ching” and Contemporary “Evidence”
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The remarks of hexagram lines in the Yi Ching record numerous legal phenomena. The author explores abstruse and covert meanings and exposes subtleties of the expression “being conducive to the handling of criminal trials” in the remarks of lines attached to Song, Guai etc. During the process, the author applies Chinese exegetics, double-evidence and other methods, finding out that the “Fu” of Yi Ching implying evidence. The conclusions are the philosophy of the evidence-based judgment germinated during the Western Zhou period.
Evidence, Yi ching, Fu, Song, Evidence-based judgment