Yi Jing adds "The Laws of Change" by Jack M. Balkin

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces the version 3.1 update for Yi Jing, with more new features and a new book for additional purchase, "The Laws of Change: I Ching and the Philosophy of Life" by Jack M. Balkin.

[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. 

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.

Supported Languages

English, deutsch, nederlands, français, italiano, español, português, 日本語, 中文, Русский

Supported Devices

Compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

Requires iOS 5 or later

Enhanced for Retina Display

Enhanced for iPhone 5

iOS6 tested

Pricing and Availability

Yi Jing is available for $6.99 (USD) through the Apple App Store. 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, MA, Flat Earth Studio develops premium lifestyle apps for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and other mobile devices. All Software (C) 2009-2013 Flat Earth Studio LLC, All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Book text contents are the copyright of the respective holders (see web site for details).

© Brian Arnold 2018