Born in 1921, Master Alfred Huang is the author of The Numerology of the I Ching and the bestselling The Complete I Ching. As a young man, he studied the I Ching—a forbidden book at the time—with some of China’s greatest minds only to be branded an antirevolutionary by the Communist government and eventually imprisoned. During his twenty-two years of confinement, he found the strength to survive through meditation on the I Ching. Released in 1979, he immigrated to the United States.

A former dean of students at Shanghai University, he is currently a professor of Taoist philosophy, and a third-generation master of Wu-style Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung, and Oriental meditation. The founder of New Harmony, a nonprofit organization devoted to self-healing, Master Huang lives on the island of Maui.