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Liu po

Liu po is an ancient Chinese board game. The earliest known evidence of it is in the 3rd century BCE poem Chao hun[?] by Sung Yu[?]. The game is thought to have disappeared by the 6th century CE.

Although there are a large number of literary references to the game and a number of artistic impressions, liu po has yet to be successfully reconstructed.

It is commonly thought that the game was the basis to the design found on TLV mirrors[?].

External links and references

  • Ceramic model of Liu po players (http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass/ixbin/hixclient.exe?_IXDB_=compass&_IXSR_=jy2&_IXFIRST_=1&_IXMAXHITS_=1&_IXSPFX_=graphical/full/lg&_IXimg=ps301530.jpg&submit-button=summary)
  • Lien-sheng Yang, An Additional Note on The Ancient Game Liu-po. Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1/2. (June 1952), pp. 124-139.

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