NOTE: Most of my xiangqi site has been shut down, so please don’t link to this. Some material has been archived at Xiangqi in English.
When I wrote my little manual of Chinese Chess more than four decades ago, information on the game in English was very difficult to obtain; apart from H.J.R. Murray’s somewhat unreliable treatment in A History of Chess and a few other brief accounts in books about games of the world, there were one or two introductory texts that were long out of print and almost impossible to find. Even when I began assembling this website on the foundation of the six annotated games in my book, little information was available on the internet.
All that has changed, and there are now dozens of sites where xiangqi can be learned and played, including some that offer hundreds of sample games and endings.
History of Xiangqi
Preface to Charles Kliene’s Seven Stars
World’s Biggest Chess Problem