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Chess Classic

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The Journey to the West mentions a book called the Chess Classic (qijing?) and quotes from it:


If you have two 'live' areas do not let them be severed;

If you can survive as you are, do not link up.


These lines clearly refer to Weiqi. What work is this? Is it real or fictional? Does it survive, at least in fragments, or is it completely lost? I've only read about the Lingqijing, a divinatory text based on Xiangqi.

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