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Xiangqi in English.com is all about having fun with Xiangqi (aka Chinese Chess, 象棋, Elephant Chess) in English.
Note: Xiangqi is the OFFICIAL term recommended by the Chinese Xiangqi Association, the World Xiangqi Federation and the Asian Xiangqi Federation.
Content is added very frequently and there are now over 2500 pages (as of Jan 2018), sharing the basic and finer points of the game. And it is completely free!

Chinese Chess or Xiangqi is an ancient game that is deeply embedded in Chinese culture. Millions have played the game across Asia for the past few centuries. It is fast paced, exciting, easy to learn, and intriguing. Xiangqi is also an indispensable part of the daily lives of many Chinese. There are well over one hundred idioms in Chinese that have their roots in Xiangqi.
But for those not familiar with the Chinese language, Xiangqi may seem daunting. The webmaster sees no reason why the language barrier should deter those interested in the game and Chinese culture from experiencing Xiangqi, learning about the culture of the Chinese and most importantly, having fun.

This website was created to promote the intriguing game of Chinese chess to those who are interested but not familiar with the Chinese language.

HAVE FUN!!!
Over the years, the Webmaster has added a Facebook Fanpage (available on the buttons on the left), a Youtube channel with over 1600 videos (as of Jan 2018) and a Twitter Account (search "xqinenglish").
Uploads are posted on Facebook and Youtube at least five days per week. If you like the stuff you see, do give some encouragement by liking it!

For visitors new to the site, please go to the "What is New" section on the menu bar!

Over the years, the webmaster has also written many books, in English, on the topic. The books are meant to help support the expenses of the site. Perhaps the most important book would be the world's first ever Lexicon of Xiangqi! There are many more books that can be found under the Publications button in the menu.

World's first ever Lexicon of Xiangqi in EnglishJim
PS The video below was uploaded many years ago.

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Xiangqi in ancient times! ( Photo courtesy of Chris Hankinson.)

Xiangqi nowadays: EAST meets WEST Part 1!


Photo courtesy of Greg Thompson.

East Meets West Part 2 2017... Photo courtesy of Chris Hankinson.
East meets West 2017
Photo courtesy of Chris Hankinson.

 

 

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