Southborough, Massachusetts – Flat Earth Studio today announces the version 3.1 software update to Yi Jing, with new features and a new book for additional purchase, “The Laws of Change: I Ching and the Philosophy of Life” by Jack M. Balkin. Yi Jing is a unique mobile version of I Ching, the Book of Changes, done the way it was meant to be experienced.
“[A]n engaging translation and interpretation of this Chinese classic…. [T]he I Ching’s evocative imagery makes it a great work of literature, now more accessible than ever thanks to Balkin.” – Publisher’s Weekly
“[A]n excellent I Ching to consult…. Balkin [has] grasped the essence of the Changes.” – S.J. Marshall, Yijing Dao
As important to Chinese civilization as the Bible is to Western culture, the I Ching or Book of Changes is one of the oldest treasures of world literature. In this masterful new interpretation, Jack Balkin returns the I Ching to its rightful place as a book of wisdom that teaches how to live one’s life in a changing and confusing world. Balkin’s comprehensive and perceptive commentaries highlight a clear, understandable version of the core text of the I Ching that preserves its striking imagery while remaining faithful to the long tradition of ethical interpretations of the work.
The I Ching is nothing less than an explanation of the laws of change in the world and how human beings can learn to live in harmony with them. Balkin presents it as a work of practical philosophy and ethics, concerned with helping people to cultivate their characters, achieve emotional balance, and maintain personal integrity in the face of adversity and ever-changing circumstances. He shows how the I Ching’s divinatory system helps the reader discover the book’s underlying philosophy through applying its insights to everyday problems.
The Laws of Change: I Ching and the Philosophy of Life offers the most detailed commentaries available in English on the I Ching’s ethical and philosophical teachings, a comprehensive survey of different methods of consulting the I Ching, and an excellent history of the I Ching’s transformation from a Bronze Age diviner’s manual to a beloved book of wisdom that lies at the very heart of Chinese culture. This is an indispensable work for anyone who wants to understand the I Ching and its history.
Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, and the founder and director of Yale’s Information Society Project. His books and articles range over many different fields, including philosophy, law, politics, cultural evolution, and social theory.
Yi Jing is a unique mobile version of I Ching, the Book of Changes, crafted to take advantage of the unique features of your mobile device. Yi Jing contains all of the features you would expect, including a question oracle, an integrated journal, and multiple translations and interpretations of the venerable I Ching book text. By providing choices in translations, Yi Jing enables users to find the translations that speak most directly to them.
Yi Jing was chosen as an iTunes App Store Staff Selection in May 2009, and again in August 2011. Each Yi Jing update continues to receive highly enthusiastic customer reviews.
English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* Enhanced for Retina Display
* Optimized for iPhone 5
* iOS 6 tested
* 37.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Yi Jing 3.1, normally $6.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies), is available for a limited time at a sale price worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. The Laws of Change by Jack M. Balkin is an in-app purchase for $9.99. More book translations are available for additional in-app purchase. An evaluation copy is available upon request. Please contact us for interview and/or commentary.
Located in Southborough, Massachusetts, Flat Earth Studio was founded in 2006 by Brian Arnold. Flat Earth Studio develops premium lifestyle apps for the iPhone, iPod touch and other mobile devices. All Software (C) 2013 Brian Arnold, All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.