Xuanxuan Qijing

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Chinese: SC: 玄玄棋经 / TC: 玄玄棋經 (Xunxun Qjīng)
Japanese: 玄玄碁経; (Gengen Gokyō)
Korean: 현현기경 (RR: Hyeon hyeon gi gyeong; M-R: Hyŏn hyŏn ki kyŏng)

Xunxun Qjīng (玄玄棋經, Gateway to All Marvels, Gengen Gokyo, 현현기경) is a classic, Chinese problem collection published in 1349 by Yan Defu and Yan Tianzhang. It traditionally consists of 347-problems; and is one of the most influential problem collections in go history. In Japan, it is known as the Gengen Gokyo. Many editions and versions of the book have appeared since its first printing, sometimes varying in number of problems, problem order, solutions, 'revised' problems, and so on.

The Xuanxuan Qijing is available on Sensei's Library here.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - 13 Articles About Go
  • Chapter 2 - Playing Techniques in Detail
  • Chapter 3 - Joseki and Actual Games
    • Part 1: Joseki
    • Part 2: Actual Games Records
  • Chapter 4 - The Zhenlong Go Problems
    • Section 1: Corners
    • Section 2: Sides
    • Section 3: Center

Sample Problems

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Problem 1, White to play  
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Problem 118, Black to play  
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Problem 267, Black to play  


Online Versions

Published Versions

Year Title Author(s) Language Publisher ISBN Notes
1974 Hyeonhyeon Gigyeong Kim In Korean Hyeonhyeon-gak
1979 Gengen Gokyo Hashimoto Utaro Japanese Sankaido
1980 Gengen Gokyo-shu Go Seigen Japanese Heibonsha 4-582-80387-3
1987 Xuanxuan Qijing Trans. Chen Xianhui
Hashimoto Utaro
Taiwanese Shijie Wenwu Chubanshe 89-333-0342-1
89-333-0341-3
1988 Xuanxuan Qijing, Xinjie Wang Runan Chinese Renmin Tiyu Chubanshe 7-5009-0054-4
1989 Gengen Gokyo Takagi Shoichi Japanese Kyoikusha 4-315-51033-5
4-315-51034-3
1996 Xuanxuan Qijing Lin Tianduo? Chinese Shanghai Wenhua Chubanshe 7-80511-757-8
1999 Iyagi Hyeonhyeon Gigyeong Kwon Gyeong-eon? Korean Hanguk Giwon 89-7990-058-0
2000 Wan-yeok Wan-gyeol Hyeonhyeon Gigyeong Yi Hae-beom? Korean Jeonwon Munhwasa 89-333-0342-1
89-333-0341-3
2005 Weiqi Shengjing: Xuanxuan Qijing, Zhenlong Qiju Pojie Chinese Tuanjie Press 7-80130-868-9
2012 The Gateway to All Marvels John Fairbairn English Amazon Digital Services / SmartGo Books Collected version from multiple sources. 466-problems and variants with solutions. Historical notes and translations.
2014 Baduk Classic : The Profound and Mysterious ChoHyeYeon English BadukTV [ext] http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=574257846

Reviews

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  • As noted in an old GoDiscussion thread, Kobayashi Chizu, 5d recommended that everyone should do the Xuanxuan Qijing, giving the opinion that it was the easiest of the [ext] classic problem collections. Weaker players can also try for a bit, and then look at the solution -- noticing new motifs. She says that it is a lot about "feeling" & vital points.
  • tchan001: The original 1349 Chinese version is composed of 6 parts 禮, 樂, 射, 御, 書, 數.
    • The version which seems to be based on the ancient Chinese edition is the Xuanxuan Qijing ISBN 7-80511-757-8 from the Chinese Weiqi Ancient Manuals Big Series?.
    • The earliest Japanese version is the Kan'ei (寛永) version (1624-43) but this edition is said to be more complex than the original Chinese edition as if revised.
    • In 1753, Kawakita Meihei? produced a version called "Explanation of the Gengen Gokyou in Proverbs" splitting the Kan'ei version in three sections for three scrolls.
    • The Hashimoto Utaro version seems to be a major re-edit of the Japanese version with selection and explanation by Utaro. It is quite different from the original chinese version in the way it is organized.

Xuanxuan Qijing last edited by 212.149.200.221 on July 22, 2014 - 08:27
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