Yi Jing App Updated With Two New English Translations

July 21, 2009 in Lifestyle (E)

[prMac.com] Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces two new translations for its version 1.3 update for Yi Jing, also known as I Ching, the Book of Changes, for the iPhone and iPod touch, to help explore all of the different meanings and interpretations of this ancient Chinese oracle. The update includes "Yi Jing / Book of Changes" by Gregory C. Richter, and "Gia-Fu Taoist I Ching" by Gia-Fu Feng and Frank R. Kegan.

"Yi Jing / Book of Changes" is a direct transcription from Chinese with pinyin (contemporary standard pronunciation), gloss, and a clear English translation. Gregory C. Richter is a professor at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, who has taught linguistics, German, Russian, Latin, French, and Chinese. Originally from California, he earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of California, San Diego in 1983. He has previously translated poetry in Icelandic and French, psychoanalytic works in German, and Buddhist scriptures in Tocharian. His translations from Chinese include a rendering of the Tao Te Ching (The Gate of All Marvelous Things: A Guide to Reading the Tao Te Ching, Red Mansions Publishing, 1998, distributed by China Books, San Francisco).

"Gia-Fu Taoist I Ching" is a Taoist translation of the 1716 Yi done at Stillpoint in 1974 by Gua-Fu Feng with Frank R. Kegan. Gia-Fu was a true Chinese and a natural born Taoist who revered the I Ching as a Chinese Classic. He worked on translations of Taoist texts with the Stillpoint community. Frank R. Kegan brought to Stillpoint his experience with the Oracle of the I Ching and his involvement as a professional astrologer in his community back in Chicago. Gia-Fu took refuge in their work on the taoist Translation of the I Ching from the chaos of American culture. By the end of summer 1974, their work on the I Ching was complete and Frank retired from Stillpoint with their unpublished manuscript in its Kinko's copy shop paper bag until now.

Yi Jing is the definitive mobile version of I Ching, the Book of Changes, done the way it was meant to be experienced. One of the oldest books written has been re-crafted to take advantage of the unique features of your mobile device. One single App contains all of the features you would expect, including a question oracle, an integrated journal, and book text in multiple translations and interpretations.

Yi Jing v1.0 was chosen as an iTunes App Store Staff Selection in May 2009. The v1.1 update, with Carol K. Anthony's "A Guide to the I Ching" in both English and German, and the v1.2 update with minor enhancements to the journal, have received enthusiastic reviews.

Supported Languages:
* English, German, and Chinese

Supported Devices:
* Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch
* Requires iPhone 2.2 Software Update

Pricing and Availability:
I Ching (Yi Jing) is available for only $3.99 (USD) through the Apple App Store. An evaluation copy is available upon request. Please contact us for interview and/or commentary.

Located in Southborough, MA, 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) 2009 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.


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