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By Marc L. Moskowitz

Go (Weiqi in chinese language) is likely one of the hottest video games in East Asia, with a gradually expanding fan base worldwide. Like chess, Go is a common sense online game however it is far older, with written files pointing out the sport that date again to the 4th century BC. As chinese language politics have replaced over the past millennia, so too has the imagery of the sport. In Imperial instances it used to be noticeable as a device to hunt spiritual enlightenment and used to be one of many 4 noble arts that have been a needful to changing into an aesthetic gentleman. in the course of the Cultural Revolution it was once a stigmatized brand 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 background of the sport, in addition to offering a shiny image of chinese language Go gamers at the present time. Go Nation makes use of this online game to return to a greater realizing of chinese language masculinity, nationalism, and sophistication, because the PRC reconfigures its historical past and traditions to fulfill the long run.

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