Go History/ Discussion

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Andrew Grant: The publication date of my book on the history of Go has come forward by quite a bit since my last posting here. Slate and Shell, my publisher, told me yesterday (22/1/03) that the manuscript has gone to the printer and it should be coming off the presses in "about ten days".

Stefan: Great! I'll definitely order a copy. And welcome to the library.

Andrew Grant: Unfortunately the book will not now be appearing due to copyright problems.

BobMcGuigan: I'd like to know more about go in Japan before the time of Sansa. Presumably it came to Japan from China at the time of the great borrowing from Chinese culture but it would be nice to know more about that. It would also be nice to know more about go (weichi) in China during the centuries following 1700. Same for the history of baduk in Korea before Cho Nam-ch'eol.

HolIgor: As far as I know Genji no monogatari mentions the game several times. As it was written at the beginning of 11th century, one can assume that the game was popular at the court at that time. Of course, Fujiwara no Sai comes from that period as well.

hello: I added an 'Internet Go' timeline, as i discovered some facts about an early international match. Couldn't find any similar chronology elsewhere. Lots of other things could be added. ---

Dieter: The first two lines seem to mix up in the myth of origin page.

RobertJasiek: The birth date of rec.games.go should be mentioned.

Andrew Grant: You may be interested to learn that the book "400 Years of Go In Japan", mentioned above, has now been released and can be ordered from Slate & Shell.

Go History/ Discussion last edited by on March 13, 2006 - 15:11
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