A Journey in Search of The Origins of Go

A Journey in Search of the Origins of Go
("Igo no Genryu wo Tazunete")
By: Shirakawa Masayoshi?
Publisher: Yutopian, August 2005
ISBN10 1-889554-98-7
244 pp.

A Journey in Search of the Origins of Go is the result of the author's discussions with significant professionals, such as Go Seigen and Chen Zude, historians, and experts on classical Chinese literature. The four chapters cover the early history of Go in The Three Kingdoms period, its connections to the Yellow River Map and the Luo River Markings, the rule of kirichin, early Chinese rules and their relation to Japanese rules, and finally certain strategic principles.

This is not a book on the direction or method of play.


Peter Shotwell's [ext] Go and Ancient Chinese Divination: A Commentary On Shirakawa Masayoshi's A Journey in Search of the Origins of Go.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter One. Go and The Three Kingdoms
  • Chapter Two. The Origins and Philosophy of Go
  • Chapter Three. The Evolution of the Methods of Counting
  • Chapter Four. Go Strategy
  • Postscript
  • Chronological List Related to the Origins of Go
  • Bibliography

Sample Material

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A Journey in Search of The Origins of Go last edited by tapir on July 2, 2013 - 21:56
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