The Classic of Mountains and Seas
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Shan Hai Jing, 'The Classic of Mountains and Seas' is a Chinese classic text that is at least 2,200 years old. It is largely a fabled geographical and cultural account of pre-Qin China as well as a collection of mythology. The book is about 31,000 words long, and is divided into eighteen sections; it describes over 550 mountains and 300 channels.
Nan Shan Jing, 'The Classic of Mountains: South' is the first chapter of 'Shan Hai Jing'. It illustrates 40 different mountains in the southern part of ancient China and creatures live there. The real location of these mountains is probably today's Fujian, Guangdong and Yunnan Province.
This App is an fantastic e-book version of 'Shan Hai Jing'. It displays the images of unique creatures mentioned in Shan Hai Jing by motion illustrations and sounds. Readers can use different gestures to interact with these illustrations.
What's New in Version 1.1.1
- fix bugs
- adjust info page
Beautiful and a lot of potential
I normally don't download story-type apps, but I've always been fascinated with old Chinese stories, thus, piquing my interest. The imagery used is beautiful, and the music compliments it very well. Like the other reviewers, I was expecting more than 9 panels of content.
With that said, the reason I gave it a 3 star instead of 5 is because there are things that can be fixed to make it a better app. I hope to see improvements in the future, so I can update my review to a 5. First, although the images are beautiful, they're not high resolution images, which makes them looks pixelated. Second, the English text is fuzzy and small to read. The Chinese text seems to do a tad better, but I can't read simplified Chinese. Please embed the fonts in the iOS. Third, please proofread the English version. There were a lot of run-on sentences and other grammatical mistakes. It made it a bit hard to follow.
Please fix these issues, and I look forward to the next update.
Where is the rest?
What there is of the book is beautiful ,but when you say the app is an e version of a 31,000 word book I expected somewhat more than 9 panels. Please clarify in the description of the book just what we are getting. Having said that,the book is very beautiful and I would love to see more of it!
Beautiful Little App
Nice drawings, animations and sounds. Like it much better than most kids story apps