Chinese Go Books

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This page is for books written in the Chinese language. For books in other languages see their respective pages (e.g. for Japanese go books see Japanese go books).

For Chinese books before 1911 see ancient Chinese books.

Table of contents

Game Commentaries

Tesuji

  • Yi Chang-ho Selected Tesuji Problems Vols. 1-6 (李昌镐精讲围棋手筋) - Yi Ch'ang-ho
    • Volume 1: ISBN: 7-8105-1565-9
    • Volume 2: ISBN: 7-8105-1566-7
    • Volume 3: ISBN: 7-8105-1567-5
    • Volume 4: ISBN: 7-8105-1568-3
    • Volume 5: ISBN: 7-8105-1569-1
    • Volume 6: ISBN: 7-8105-1570-5
  • Dan Improving Chapter - Tesuji Discovery Method? (昇段篇:手筋發現法) - Nihon Ki-in
    • ISBN: 957-0438-61-4
  • Excellent Moves in Real Go Fights? (围棋实战妙手) - Ed. Huang Yongji
    • 1st edition 1995, 3rd edition 1998; price 10.40 元; 210-problems w/ most from classic/famous sources.
    • ISBN: 7-80548-451-1
  • Commonly Used Tesuji Types (Beginner Go Books Series)? (常用手筋类型 (围棋初级丛书))
    • 1st edition 1998; price 14.00 元.
    • ISBN: 7-80548-574-7
  • Heading for Shodan - Tesuji Fundamental Problem Collection (迈向初段 - 手筋 基本问题集)
    • ISBN: 7-80548-697-2

Life and Death

  • Yi Chang-ho Selected Life and Death Problems (李昌镐精讲围棋死活) - Yi Ch'ang-ho
    • Volume 1: ISBN: 7-8105-1521-7
    • Volume 2: ISBN: 7-8105-1522-5
    • Volume 3: ISBN: 7-8105-1523-3
    • Volume 4: ISBN: 7-8105-1524-1
    • Volume 5: ISBN: 7-8105-1525-X
    • Volume 6: ISBN: 7-8105-1526-8
  • Dan Improving Chapter - Dan Level Life and Death? (昇段篇:有段死活) - Nihon Ki-In.
    • ISBN: 957-0438-91-6
  • Japan Go Excellent Moves 116? (日本围棋妙手116) - Kansai Ki-In
    • 1st edition 1986; price 2.80 yuan; 116-problems by a different Kansai Ki-In professional; commemorative book for Kansai Ki-In's 35th anniversary.
    • ISBN: 7-5352-0578-X
  • Life and Death Big Encyclopedia? (围棋死活大全)
    • 800-pages; price: ¥32.0.
  • Life and Death Dictionary? (围棋死活辞典) - Segoe Kensaku
    • 1000-problems in 30-categories, only 1 solution diagram each; 439-pages; 1988; price 5,40 元..
    • ISBN: 7-5337-0315-5
  • Weiqi Life and Death 1000 Problems (围棋死活 1000 題)
    • 25-categories in 385-pages; 1-3 solution diagrams each; combination of tesuji and life & death.
    • ISBN: 7-81051-429-6, 30
  • Wonderously Useful Tesujis, Life & Death Section (手筋的妙用) (死活篇))
    • 270-pages
    • ISBN: 7-5009-2747-9
  • Weiqi Life and Death Drills (围棋死活训练)

Joseki/Opening

  • Cho Hun-hyeon Weiqi Sucheng Cho Hun-hyeon's Go Crash Course 曹薰铉围棋速成
    • Volume 1: ISBN: 7-5009-2175-6
    • Volume 2: ISBN: 7-5009-2176-4
    • Volume 3: ISBN: 7-5009-2177-2
  • Heading for Shodan Fundamental Problem Collection 迈向初段基本问题集
    • Volume 1: ISBN: 7-80548-696-4 joseki 定式
    • Volume 2: ISBN: 7-80548-714-6 tesuji 手筋
    • Volume 3: ISBN: 7-80548-697-2 fuseki 布局

Middle Game

Endgame

  • Yi Chang-ho Endgame Techniques 李昌鎬官子技巧
    • Volume 1: 957-0438-28-2
    • Volume 2: 957-0438-29-0

General Problem Collections

Dictionaries (Joseki, Tesuji, etc)

  • Weiqi Big Encyclopedia Series
    • Life & Death Encyclopedia 围棋死活大全 (Wiq sǐhu dqun), Publ.: 蜀蓉棋艺出版社, 800 pages, price: ¥32.0, [ext] cover + info
    • Tesuji 围棋手筋大全 [ext] cover + info
      • Section 1: Fuseki Tesujis (pages 2-134)
      • Section 2: Middle Game Tesujis (pages 136-511)
      • Section 3: Yose Tesujis (pages 532-644)
      • Section 4: Life & Death Tesujis (pages 656-793)
    • Joseki 围棋定式大全 [ext] cover + info
    • Fuseki 国棋布局大全 [ext] cover + info
    • Strategy 围棋战术大全: 战术 = zhnsh means tactics, but the content appears to me as strategic concepts. Furthermore is L&D and Tesuji already covered by two other books. [ext] cover + info

Misc. Collections

Courses, mixed

  • Weiqi One Month Course (围棋一月通丛书)
    • Weiqi One Month Introductory Course (围棋入门一月通) 978-7-80511-733-0
    • Weiqi One Month Joseki Course (围棋定式一月通) 978-7-80511-735-5
    • Weiqi One Month Opening Course (围棋布局一月通) 978-7-80646-028-3
    • Weiqi One Month Middle Game Course (围棋中盘一月通) 978-7-80511-957-0
    • Weiqi One Month Life and Death Course (围棋死活一月通) 978-7-80646-026-8
    • Weiqi One Month Tesuji Course (围棋手筋一月通) 978-7-80511-734-9
    • Weiqi One Month Endgame Course (围棋手官一月通) 978-7-80511-738-6

Youth literature

  • QiHun (棋魂), a 343 page novel, which features a boy who is pushed to Go by a go loving ghost, similar to Hikaru no Go. Author: 曹志林 (Cao Zhilin), illustrations by 徐喆 (Xu Zhe). [ext] This review calls it "China's first go hero novel".

Unsorted

957-561-197-7 Chen Yung-an 陳永安 Knowledge Necessary for Advancement to Dan Level 晉段須知 jin duan xu zhi
957-561-198-5 Chen Yung-an 陳永安 Techniques for Invasion and Their Pros and Cons 打入的手段與得失 da ru di shou duan yu de shi


圍棋治孤法 Wiq zh gū fǎ ("To Protect Lonely Stones In Go Game")

  • (author Sakata Eio (坂田 栄男), translated from Japanese 1979; no ISBN, number on the inside 7015-1708)

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Weiqi Settling Orphans Techniques (How to Settle Weak Groups)

Where to Purchase

China

围棋 - 图书搜索 Tushucheng Beijing 图书城 = 书评社区 + 比价购书
[ext] WeiQi books Tushucheng Beijing
Shanghai City of Books, 465 Fuzhou Rd. Weiqi books fill 2 bookcases on first floor on right-side wall.

Europe

[ext] http://www.schaakengo.nl/www_schaakengo2/gochina.html


Notes

  • Chinese tsumego books tend to be a bit ambiguous when stating their problem requirements. For example, a problem statement "黑棋怎么下杀死白棋", directly translated as "How should Black play to kill White?", may allow ko as a solution. Therefore, just find the best possible solution to the problem. On the other hand, if they want to be precise about killing unconditionally, they will use terms like 净杀 (for living unconditionally, 净活).

Discussion

  • Anonymous: Could anyone provide some info on where and how to order these wonderful books (such as internet bookstore, with some helpful instructions if it is in Chinese)?
    • Mountolive:I have also had some luck going to local Chinese bookstores in the U.S. and checking for go books. Sometimes you will find nothing, but occasionally you will find some treasures at a very good price.


Chinese Go Books last edited by 174.63.83.244 on March 17, 2016 - 01:01
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