Tsumego, a Japanese go term adopted into English, are problems mainly about life and death, but also about ko, capturing races, cutting, connecting, etc. As a rule they are local problems, but a few involve the whole board.
There are many published collections of tsumego, or life-and-death problems, many in Asian languages but increasingly many in Western languages. Many collections are available on the internet. SL also has a growing collection of go problems.
It is important to know how to approach a life and death problem. We have a few pages discussing this topic.
- How to approach a life and death problem.
- Beginner's Guide to Tsumego
- Tsumego conventions
- A New Approach to the Creation of Go Problems
- Yu Ping on Tsumego
- The Important Skill of Calculation Starts With Doing Life and Death Problems Requires password.
Some related terms
- Tsumego Speed And Accuracy Table
- Take a bet on life and death - a tsumego tournament variant
- Standard Normal Form
- List of Major Works of Japanese Tsumego Requires password.
 Simply 死活题, because 题 = 问题 = question/problem rather than Wéiqí = Go / sǐhuó = die/live / wèntí = problems => 围棋死活 and/or 死活问题
 In Japanese life-and-death is written 死活 and pronounced shikatsu