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Xiangqi vs Chess—The Cultural Differences Reflected in Chinese and Western Games

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DOI: 10.4236/jss.2020.83006    41 Downloads   99 Views
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Xiangqi (Chinese chess) and Chess (international chess) have much in common. However, because of the distinctions between China and the West in history, geography and cultural background, they also have many obvious differences in game rules. The purpose of this study was to explore these differences. In the beginning, the paper briefly introduces the two games. Then, by comparing Xiangqi and Chess, it looks into the differences in social structures between China and the West, the different thinking patterns of Chinese and westerners, and the geographic differences between China and the West. Through discussion on each aspect, the study finds that these differences reflect the characteristics of Chinese culture and western culture respectively.

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Ma, L. (2020) Xiangqi vs Chess—The Cultural Differences Reflected in Chinese and Western Games. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 8, 52-61. doi: 10.4236/jss.2020.83006.

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