A Word about Xiangqi Publications in English

While learning Xiangqi can be done from viewing this site or watching videos on Youtube, nothing beats reading books or publications on the topic. Unfortunately, English books on Xiangqi are still relatively scarce, and perhaps that is why Xiangqi has not caught on in the West.
The following is a list of English books about Xiangqi by the author and also other contemporary material. Links have been added if they are present. If not, please google the titles.
Over the years, the author has translated many Xiangqi books into English and have proceeded to publish them as books to preserve them in English. Introduction to the various titles can be found on the menu item publications.

 

Books by the Webmaster.

Ancient Xiangqi Classics: Elegant Pastime Manual Volumes 1&2
Ancient Xiangqi Classics: Elegant Pastime Manual Volumes 3&4
Ancient Xiangqi Classics: Elegant Pastime Manual Volumes 5&6

Ancient Xiangqi Classics: Lan Ke Shen Ji   
Ancient Xiangqi Classics: Dreams of Divine Position

Ancient Xiangqi Classics: One Hundred Variations in Xiangqi & Marvelous Variations Xiangqi Manual  

Ancient Xiangqi Classics: Plum Flower Manual by Wang
Ancient Xiangqi Classics: Unparalleled and Chong Ben Tang Plum Flower Manuals
Ancient Xiangqi Classics: Plum Flower Springs Manual

Ancient Xiangqi Classics: Secret in the Tangerine Volume 1
Ancient Xiangqi Classics: Secret in the Tangerine Volume 2
Ancient Xiangqi Classics: Secret in the Tangerine Volume 3
Ancient Xiangqi Classics: Secret in the Tangerine Volume 4

A Study of the Cannon-Pawn Treatise
A Study of the Chariot-Horse Treatise
A Study of the Horse-Pawn Treatise

Becoming a Xiangqi Assassin Volume 1
Becoming a Xiangqi Assassin Volume 2

Lexicon of Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) Terms in English    

Understanding the Elephant: A Xiangqi Primer Part 1: History of Xiangqi
Understanding the Elephant: A Xiangqi Primer Part 2: Basic Introduction and Basic Kills
Understanding the Elephant: A Xiangqi Primer Part 3a: Endgame Introduction and Tabia 1
Understanding the Elephant: A Xiangqi Primer Part 3b: Endgame Introduction and Tabia 2 

 

Books by Wong Ping Loong

Wong Ping Loong is a friend of the Webmaster. We started writing our first book together and since he has gone on to write many other books. Recommended by the Webmaster. Click here for the Amazon link to his books.

A list of his titles include:
Grandmaster Hu RongHua and his Elephant Openings
Xiangqi for Absolute Beginners
Xiangqi The Basics of Same Direction Cannon Openings Every move explained
Xiangqi Puzzles One Move Kill
Xiangqi Puzzles Two Moves Kill
Xiangqi Puzzles Three Moves Kill
Xiangqi Puzzles Four Moves Kill
Xiangqi Puzzles Five Moves Kill

 

Other books:

Chinese Chess for Beginners by Sam Sloan
Chinese Chess. An Introduction to China's Ancient Game of Strategy by HT Lau
Hsiang Chi The Chinese Game of Chess by Terrence Donelly