Go/Weiqi/Baduk - International House of Games
International house of games
The Language Resources Centre (LRC) invites you to come and join us in playing games as the Centre is transformed into an international house of games. Alec Redvers-Hill will lead each session. You will learn to play iconic games enjoyed by millions in China, Japan and Korea and, at the same time, be able to practice the relevant language.
Tuesday 11 October 2016
Go is an incredibly complex board game that has been both popular and iconic in Chinese, Japanese and Korean society for centuries. It has become even more popular over the past few years, not only as a result of increasingly nativist policies and tendencies in these countries, but also due to certain media involvements. The anime series Hikaru no Go, and the efforts of AI-development researchers to produce computer programs that can beat human champions at Go (as Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov at chess) have had a particularly positive impact. The session will begin with a basic introduction of the game and its impact on Chinese, Japanese and Korean society, especially in terms of language. Participants will have the opportunity to use ‘Atari’, a training game used to teach beginners the basics of Go.
ALEC REDVERS-HILL is currently the Resources Officer at the LRC having joined King’s from New Zealand where he taught Japanese. He regularly supports the events offered by the Japan Foundation at the LRC and is an expert of Asian popular culture.
Other sessions taking place as part of 'International house of games' are as below (all sessions will run between 17.00-18.00):