The Game of Wei-Chi, by Daniele Pecorini and Tong Shu. Graham Brash; 1991.

This book was originally published in 1929. It gives a historical overview (including symbolism of the game and anecdotes about the game), an introduction to the rules, a very small amount of strategy and tactics, and some commented games. It's not very well written and is out of date, much like Korschelt and Smith. Unlike them, it uses Chinese sources rather than Japanese. The only bit that's not duplicated in other books is the initial, historical/anecdotal section, but it's not enough reason to cause one to want to actually buy the books.

I suppose that I should probably say `Shu Tong' instead of `Tong Shu', but I'm not completely sure.

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