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Evidence in Song China

2 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.2027
Type Contemporary text
Game Xiangqi (Song)
Date 1079-01-01 - 1079-12-31
Rules 11x11 board. Seventeen pieces per player.
Content Surviving excerpt from the Guang Xiangxi tu of Zhao Buzhi, as translated by Banaschak: "Xiangxi, das ist ein Strategiespiel...Das Brett (ju) hat horizontal und Vertikal elf Linien, 34 Spielsteine (qi) ergeben die beiden Heere." Banaschak 2001: 91-92.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Genders Male
Source Banaschak, P. 2001. Schachspiele in Ostasien (Xiangqi, Changgi, Shogi). Quellen zu ihrer Geschichte und Entwicklung bis 1640. Munich: Iudicum.

Id DLP.Evidence.2065
Type Contemporary rule description
Game Han Guan Yi
Date 1022-01-01 - 1088-12-31
Rules 152 or more spaces. Two dice. Players roll dice to determine which space to begin. They continue to throw to determine where to be promoted or demoted. There is a limit of 25 rounds. The first person to reach the position of Chancellor, Commander-in-Chief, Grandee Secretary, Grand Master, Grand Tutor, Grand Guardian, or Prince, wins; otherwise the highest ranked player after 25 rounds wins.
Content Brief summary of the contents of the description of Han Guan Yi by Liu Bin in Lo 2004: 65-66.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Elite
Genders Male
Source Lo, A. 2004. "Official Aspirations: Chinese Promotion Games." In C. Mackenzie and I. Finkel (eds.), Asian Games: The Art of Contest. New York: Asia Society, 65-75.

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