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I have decided to add this to the menu bar because I have daily additions. However, because the scope of my project is so big, I cannot possibly upload everything I want in a short time. Besides, visitors to my site have different needs and wants. Beginners would want more basic stuff while more advanced players would want to know more about the different variations of certain openings. And others just want to know what is going on in the World of Xiangqi. As I have no time to install a RSS feed, this is the next best thing I can do. 
In the event that my online server breaks down, that is, you do not see anything new on this page for over 24 hours, please go to my facebook fanpage for further notifications.
Lexicon of Xiangqi Terms in English
Available since June 2017. The first ever Lexicon of Xiangqi Terms in English.
https://www.amazon.com/Lexicon-Xiangqi-Chinese-Chess-English/dp/9574347079
Thanks.

https://www.soscisurvey.de/xiangqi/

Hi dear friends and visitors, please help to fill in the short questionnaire. It is a very important study by my German friends Mr. Martin Berger and Mr. Wang Ge to study the behavior of Xiangqi players, especially non-Chinese ones, but all are welcome.
Thanks in advance!


Xiangqi right in the heart of New York City
Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Hankinson.
From left: Meet Greg, Henry and Matt ...who play Xiangqi frequently and ferociously in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA... And according to Chris, they play mean chess...


Photo taken by Mr Gao GuanZhong, depicting the scenic Yu Garden Tea House Yu in Hamburg, Germany, the site where the 2014 Han Xin Cup is held. Photo provided by Dr Rene Gralla, who has promised to write articles about the Han Xin Cup. Dr Gralla is the man wearing the blue t-shirt overseeing the players play XiangQi.

 

2018-02-16: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. It is going to be the new year next wk, but the daily uploads will not stop! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
2018-02-15 Today is the eve of the Lunar Chinese New Year. The new year would be the year of the Dog. Happy New Year to all and thanks for the continued support!
2018-02-09: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. It is going to be the new year next wk, but the daily uploads will not stop! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
2018-02-02: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Also, the ISBN for the second book in the series of the Elegant Pastime Manual has arrived. It should be on the shelves over the weekend. Sorry to keep all waiting. The book was already 80% done last year, around the time when the Lexicon was out. However, there were new regulations on the pieces and I had to re-do all 1200+ of the diagrams. Thanks to all for the support.

  Elegant Pastime Manual Volumes 3&4
2018-01-26: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-01-19: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-01-12: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. I am glad that the photos of the Japanese National Tournaments and Annual Tournament in Belarus got many likes the past wk. It is a burning desire for me to want to spread Xiangqi.
2018-01-05: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. New year, new resolutions. Have some ideas that I am contemplating.
2017-12-29: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Have also archived the what's new passage here. Click here for the archives this year or go to the Master Archive section in the tool bar. Been a very very busy week at work. Reflecting on 2017, I consider Xiangqi to have had a breakthrough year. The internet has been alive with Xiangqi activities. May 2018 be even better! Happy New Year to all!

This picture was provided by Dr Rene Gralla. Xiangqi is everywhere!
 It is a scenic venue at the Yu Garden in Hamburg, Germany. It is a replica of the original in Shanghai. Dr. Rene Gralla (left) and Mr. Li Feng (right) from Confucius Institute (CI) Hamburg try out the innovative XiangQi scenario with figurine pieces in 3D whilst being watched by Ms Min Zhou (center left) - she is the wife of Mr. "Romeo" Zhong Xue who is the Spokesman and General Coordinator of the European XiangQi Federation (EXF) - and Ms Wu Yin (center right) who teaches Chinese language at the CI Hamburg.

Photo by Bernd-Juergen Fischer and donated by Dr Gralla.

Ps: the chess board and chess pieces were painted by Dr Gralla himself!

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