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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
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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.

 

2018-07-13: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Working on a new book 90% done, and enjoying the World Cup!
2018-07-06: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Working on a new book 90% done, and enjoying the World Cup!
2018-06-29: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Working on a new book, and enjoying the World Cup!
2018-06-22: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Have also made updates to the link page, now that there is so much more information on the net.
2018-06-15: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-06-08: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-06-01: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. There was some misunderstanding with my publisher about my latest book the past wk, which have resolved. The paper form of the book is now, sorry for the long wait.
2018-05-25: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
  Becoming a Xiangqi Assassin Vol 2
And finally, Volume 2 of Becoming a Xiangqi Assassin is now out. Sorry for the long wait! Available on Amazon at the following link.
2018-05-18: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. And finally, a new book will be out next wk... into the final stages of making the ebook and also formatting the print volume.
2018-05-11: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-05-04: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-04-27: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Sorry for being low key. Have a bloody headache the past month organizing and writing the latest Understanding the Elephant book. So far, over 450 pages have been written and there are over 1000 diagrams already. And it is about half way done... might have to make it into a two-volume edition, but I guarantee that it would help everybody's endgame. Also, I have been asked many times about the Becoming A Xiangqi Assassin continuation. Over the past 2 years, since publishing the first book, I have analyzed hundreds of games and am in the process of selecting the best boards for the second instalment. Trying my best, but slowing the tempo down a little bit. Getting old.
2018-04-20: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-04-13: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-04-10: Saw an interesting article by Mr. Ba Yanchao on management and managed to obtain his permission to translate and publish it on my site.
2018-04-06: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-03-30: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.

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018-03-23: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. And thanks to all the fans. I have over 100 subscribers to the youtube channel now. The aim of the Youtube channel is to provide videos top-quality games by the experts. So far there are over 1200 videos there and I have tried to categorize them according to tournament and the grandmasters. It is hard work but  I am certain that over time, it would be a nice source of top quality Xiangqi games. I often get inspired by the games and I am sure you would too. Thanks!
2018-03-09: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-03-09: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-03-08: It has been a very long, and painful journey. I started writing the Lexicon, Secret in the Tangerine series and also the Elegant Pastime Manual Series in 2016. It was hard work, but I had my brother with me. Unfortunately, he passed away in November 2016. Today, it is with a heavy heart, that I finish publication of the last installment of the Elegant Pastime Manual, Volumes 5&6. The journey started out with two brothers but ended with only me left. I will continue bravely, albeit alone.
Nevertheless, I wish to thank the visitors who have bought the books to help me with the maintenance of this site. I will continue writing Xiangqi, for it is in the world of Xiangqi where I can find solace. Thanks to all again through the years.

                                                  Elegant Pastime Manual Volumes 5&6
2018-03-06: Very nice PDFs on the development of Xiangqi in Europe. Check out the Downloads page (article 13).
2018-03-02: 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! Today is the 15th and day of the Lunar Chinese New Year Celebrations. Still, Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
2018-02-23: 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!
2018-02-16: 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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