Chinese-English Dictionary of Weiqi Terms published in Beijing

2021-02-19 21:35:51 GMT2021-02-20 05:35:51(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- The People's Publishing House and Chinese Weiqi Association jointly announced the release of the Chinese-English Dictionary of Weiqi Terms here on Friday.

The dictionary contains 643 items throughout six chapters: "Moves," "Techniques," "Common Phrases," "Shapes," "Rules," and "Proverbs." The contents include the Chinese term and pinyin, the English term, definition, an explanation and a diagram.

According to the Chinese Weiqi Association, the compilation of the dictionary started in 2013 and took seven years to complete. It was put into test use at the World Weiqi Summit in Rizhao, China in 2019 and was well received. This dictionary is the first one of its kind published at the state level in China, and will serve as an important tool and bridge for promoting Weiqi culture.

"As a spiritual symbol of Chinese culture, as well as an internationally recognized public product with positive effects, Weiqi has special requirements in terms of language. It has its own way of thinking, terminology paradigm and communication mode. An important aspect of the Chinese Weiqi Association's goal is to promote a unified and standardized Weiqi language," said Lin Jianchao, chairman of Chinese Weiqi Association.