The Chess Master ‘棋王 (qíwáng)’ by Ah Cheng 8*

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The Chess Master is a story of escape and salvation, and the clue for both is chess. The protagonist, Wang Yisheng, undergoes a gradual transformation from “”chess fool”” to “”chess master”” – from an alienated young man obsessed with the material needs of life to a spiritually enlightened transmitter of the Chinese tradition.

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This is an interesting book and gives great insight into life in China at that time. I read this book in Chinese and English and the English version is pretty good.