Playing Go on a Chinese Chess Board

Yuan Dynasty Mural at the Lower Guangsheng Temple

Source : Zhongguo Meishu Quanji vol.13 plate 83

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  1. “This is a wonderful picture, which as far as I can tell is rarely mentioned, and deserves far more attention than it has hitherto received. At first glance it appears to depict a game of Chinese Chess, with the broad river separating the two sides of the board, upon which are arrayed the black and red forces (Chinese Chess pieces typically being coloured black and red). But on closer inspection we find that all is not what it seems. Firstly, the board is not quite the right dimensions, being a grid of 9 x 12 lines rather than the expected 9 x 10 lines of the standard Chinese Chess board.”…..

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