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Set of Xiangqi

20210430 This week's article is a short review of xiangqi tournament formats.
20210423 Last week's instalment on living chess is now out.
20210416 The second instalment of an article on early translations of the Xiangqi pieces in English literature is now out. Have also added some of the boards to the videos that I have been doing..
20210413 Added the ancient manual: Plum Flower Springs Manual.
20210409 The first instalment of an article on early translations of the Xiangqi pieces in English literature is now out. Have also added some of the boards to the videos that I have been doing.
20210402 An article introducing the professional Xiangqi tournaments is now out.
20210327 The article on simple midgame theory is now out. 
20210319 A new article is now out on the and and last wk's article is now out.
20210312 The new article, an introduction to simultaneous blindfold Xiangqi is now out on I have been collaborating with the team there to further promote Xiangqi and the articles that I have written will be published there first. The article which is an interview with Sergej Korchitskij on Xiangqi development in Belarus is now out on the site.
20210304 Added a few short videos to the Youtube playlists. Also added the boards to the commentated games for the top 50 brevities boards 21-25 where you can now view the variations and the videos that I have added.
20210227 Added both the articles on one of the most legendary Xiangqi players from the last century: Peng Shusheng. Part 1 and Part 2.
20210219 As part of my ongoing effort to promote Xiangqi, I have decided to do a new video series on openings based on the free ebook Deception and Countermeasures in the Xiangqi Opening. It is one of three books of opening theory that have been considered to revolutionize Xiangqi opening back in the 1990s. The vast majority of the material in the books still remain applicable. The free ebook is available for download at the urls given on the page. I hope you enjoy it just as I have done. Have also added the next instalment of the history of Xiangqi which I have been researching with all my energy! Please give a like if you want my encouragement!
20210214 There has been some major breakthroughs to the site. With help from Code Monkey King, I now have interactive boards for every page if you itch to play the game against a simple Xiangqi engine. There are also boards with puzzles in the daily puzzles section. Please check it out!
20210212 It is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year! It would be the Year of the Ox. May all have a Happy New Year with abundance of good health and riches! The article on chess polymaths that has been published on is also now available on my site. Today would also mark the end of the Sandwiched Horse Defense Treatise of Grandmaster Hu Ronghua! A new series on opening theory will begin next week! And I am working hard on my research into the history of Xiangqi and its origins and also a few other ancient manuals. Recently, I have found a new channel on Xiangqi programming by Code Monkey King. His channel is: . He has been putting up VERY interesting stuff on Xiangqi which I am thinking of ways to try to merge with my site. I am basically unfamiliar with coding and to do the best I can! I forsee a very busy new year for Xiangqi ahead and I thank all for the support! 
20210205 Have added three videos this week and also a new article that can be seen on
20210202 Am ecstatic to introduc a new book by the honorable Mr. Felix Tan! It is called Yes Xiangqi!
20210129: The Weekly Articles are now out on and also on the site.
20210123: Uploaded another ancient manual: Wu's Plum Flower Manual.
20210122: The Weekly Articles are now out. The latest one is on the value of the pieces on .
20210119: Been doing several videos lately, trying to learn how to record and produce them. Still need to polish the skills. Please check out the Youtube page.  Also added a new article on my website.
20210109: Added some media to some of the articles on the greats of Xiangqi. Polished a few other articles. And have also added ten years worth of activity records. The site would IS ten years old now and I never expected it, in my wildest dreams, that it would last so long. Paul English of has enlisted my help in promoting Xiangqi and I am pleased to announce that I will be writing weekly articles that will be published on his site, before publication on my website to help promote the game. Work has been heavy and I look forward to another ten years, if the body is willing. Note, as the site was moved in June 2020, NEARLY ALL THE LINKS IN THE ACTIVITY ARCHIVES will not function. The main purpose is to share the story of the work that I have done and for nostalgia, especially to those who have helped me out.

It has been a tumultous but enjoyable experience, promoting Xiangqi on the internet. I think I have achieved a little bit, with publishing various ancient manuals and also writing the first ever Lexicon of Xiangqi in English to help tear down the language. will continue to strive to be the best website sharing the beauty of the game in English to the World. Thanks to all for the support!
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A simple app to play Xiangqi on this site!

Developed by Code Monkey King.