The Game of Stones


With the Game of Thrones (GoT) Season 7 cliff-hanger end, how do viewers makes sense of what has happened and where the plot is going to take our favourite characters? Some useful explanation of the popular TV show may be offered by using analogy of the world’s oldest game of Go, which is also known…

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Testimonials and Reflections

Recently I had the opportunity to travel to China for a summer program at Tsinghua University. I had never been to China before and didn’t quite know what to expect. I was particularly looking forward to playing Go with Chinese locals. I first learnt about Go at my university library thanks to Silva at Insitute361.…

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The most remarkable student-led initiative

Recently I visited Churchlands Senior High School and I was astonished to find out that a group of students have self-organised a Go club after school hours from 3.30 pm on Tuesdays. The spontaneous Go club is organised by young Go players who visit the Go club session on Saturday at Tzu Chi. The group…

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First School Visit

On the 8th June, Institute 361 was invited to demonstrate the game of Wei Ch’i (Go) to students from year 9 at the prestigious Wesley College in South Perth. The guest-visit was organised by Bon Zhao, a teacher in Chinese class, who saw a potential for the students to experience a new way of learning,…

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Benefits of playing Go for businesses

GO stones

Increased concentration: Recent studies have found out that our ancient brains are not designed for constant digital interruptions. Concentration may have reached its peak and it is not surprising, given than on average a person faces distractions every 12 minutes in the workplace and at Universities it is every 3 minutes. Dr Adam Gazzaley, a…

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