I didn't find any source explaining the "origins" or "evolution", rather than just history of Go.

Book and article suggestions would also be helpful.

  • Can you be a bit more precise? Are you talking about rules or about strategy? Both?
    – havogt
    Jun 27, 2016 at 13:52
  • @havogt: Thank you for the reply. I am new to abstract gaming world, I am interested in knowing how the experiences got abstracted as the game (if it is the case) or on specifically the origins of the game. I think I should better change the title to "what is the origin and evolutionary track of Go"?
    – Sensebe
    Jun 27, 2016 at 13:56
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    I still don't see why origin and evolution is not covered by history. My use of the word "history" is the story from the beginning (origin) until now (evolution). Maybe senseis can help you.
    – havogt
    Jun 27, 2016 at 14:08
  • @havogt: I am from Physics and Math background, usually what happens in these fields is that the history covers only the chronology of the concept development rather than the evolution of the concept itself. So, in those fields there is a distinction between evolution and history, I mean the same here. Thank you again.
    – Sensebe
    Jun 27, 2016 at 14:11
  • I thought of reading the evolutionary history of chess, then dropped it down, as I thought it to be more time efficient to read the evolutionary history of powerful Go game. I found many books on chess "history" but none on Go, even if there were any, they were not the entire history, but rather history of Go in individual countries. I didn't find any book which has a powerful general view of the Go evolutionary and origins history.
    – Sensebe
    Jun 27, 2016 at 14:12

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The following book has information on the origins and history of Go, as well as describing how to play it and explaining some strategy:


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