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圍棋 is the Chinese title for the ancient game of strategy known as Weiqi or Wei Chi in Chinese, and Go in Japanese.
棋 is the most simple or generic way to write "chess" in Asia. 棋 is parts of other more specific words for board games of strategy such as the western version of chess, Chinese chess, Weiqi, or Go.
In Japanese, this single character is pronounced "Go" and often refers to game known in the west as "Go" (not just the 5-in-a-row version but also the complicated encirclement game of strategy known in China as Weiqi).
In Chinese, this can be more ambiguous as to which game of chess you speak.
If you like any version of chess, or games of intense strategy, this can be the character to hang on your wall in your game room.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your weiqi search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| miào shǒu / miao4 shou3
myoushu / myoshu / みょうしゅ
| miraculous hands of a healer; highly skilled person; brilliant move in chess or weiqi (go) 圍棋|围棋
(1) spectacular move (chess, shogi, etc.); brilliant move; (2) expert; virtuoso; master
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|The Game of Weiqi|
|wéi qí / wei2 qi2 / wei qi / weiqi||wei ch`i / weichi / wei chi|
|Chess||棋||go||qí / qi2 / qi||ch`i / chi|
|Chess||西洋棋||xī yáng qí|
xi1 yang2 qi2
xi yang qi
|hsi yang ch`i
hsi yang chi
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.
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The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
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We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.
Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.
There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.
Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.
The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.
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