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By Marc L. Moskowitz

Go (Weiqi in chinese language) is likely one of the most well liked video games in East Asia, with a progressively expanding fan base world wide. Like chess, Go is a good judgment video game however it is way older, with written documents stating the sport that date again to the 4th century BC. As chinese language politics have replaced during the last millennia, so too has the imagery of the sport. In Imperial instances it was once noticeable as a device to hunt non secular enlightenment and was once one of many 4 noble arts that have been a needful to turning into an aesthetic gentleman. throughout the Cultural Revolution it was once a stigmatized logo of the lasting results of feudalism. this day, it marks the reemergence of cultured gents as an idealized version of manhood. Marc L. Moskowitz explores the attention-grabbing historical past of the sport, in addition to supplying a brilliant photo of chinese language Go gamers this day. Go Nation makes use of this online game to come back to a greater figuring out of chinese language masculinity, nationalism, and sophistication, because the PRC reconfigures its heritage and traditions to fulfill the long run.

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