Xiangqi - 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.
Xiangqi (Chinese Chess)
Wednesday 12 October 2016
Xiangqi is a form of chess unique to China. While Go and Shogi are interesting for the virtually limitless possibilities they present, Xiangqi is, by contrast, restricted. Unlike Western chess, the board is not flat, but has its own topography with a central river, and each king is housed in its own fortress. Participants will learn the Chinese names of each of the pieces and the characters used to write them. All will have the opportunity to play Xiangqi using free online software accessed from the LRC computers.
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):