gregkavarnos wrote:Okay, I understand now! Would it then be more correct to say that the I Ching influenced Taoism and Confucianism?
Yeah, something like that. The Yi Jing influenced pretty much all aspects of classic Chinese thought, religion, philosophy, ritual, etc. Likewise the other five classics, on poetry, etiquette, etc.
These basically pre-date notions of Ru (Confucianism), Dao or Lao Zhuang (Daoism), etc.