䷝ The Clinging Fire
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What public domain translations and commentaries are available?
The translation from Chinese into English by James Legge (1815 – 1897), The Yî King (1882) as published in Sacred Books of the East, vol. XVI. (2nd edition 1899) is in the public domain and available via archive.org. It appears to be the only significant English translation that is currently in the public domain. There is a parallel Chinese/English edition 《易經 - Yi Jing》 hosted at the Chinese Text Project using the Legge translation.
The German translation and commentary by Richard Wilhelm (1873 – 1930), I Ging Das Buch der Wandlungen (1924) is in the public domain and available via Projekt Gutenberg. Wilhelm’s translation from Chinese into German was translated into English as The I Ching or Book of Changes (1950) by Cary Baynes (1883 – 1977) and should enter the public domain in 2045 (95 years after publication or possibly earlier?)
Wilhelm’s translation has provided the basis for translation into several other European languages. Which, if any, of these are in the public domain?