Keywords: Culture & History

World's most populous country, and circa 1500 BCE, the birthplace of Go (date disputed, see Go History). From China, Go spread to Korea and then to Japan.

There is evidence in China of Go equipment from over 2000 years ago (found in Imperial tombs).

The game suffered a decline in China in the 19th and 20th centuries. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) there were only 30 government sponsored professional players. In the quarter century since Mao, the game has come back in a massive way. By 1981, the current professional system of China was established. At this time, Chinese pros are as strong as their Korean and Japanese counterparts.



Charles This page needs a lot of work:

  • the date is poorly supported by evidence
  • we don't know that go's origin is in China

amongst other things.

China last edited by pashley on September 19, 2013 - 21:21
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