Classic of Arts

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The Classic of Arts (Chinese: , pinyin: Yi Jing) was a 3rd-century Chinese book written by Handan Chun on the various cultivated arts of ancient China.[1][2] The book also briefly discussed some basics of the game of go, and it was the first to state the 9 Pin Zhi, a system for Go ranks and ratings. Although the earliest surviving complete manual on the game is the 6th century Dunhuang Go Manual.

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  1. ^ Cai, Zongqi (2004). Chinese aesthetics: the ordering of literature, the arts, and the universe in the Six Dynasties. University of Hawaii Press. p. 350. ISBN 0-8248-2791-0. 
  2. ^ MacKenzie, Collin and Irving L. Finkel, Asia Society. Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) (2004). Asian games: the art of contest. Asia Society, original from University of Michigan. p. 188. ISBN 0-87848-099-4. 

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