古局棋规 Ancient Manual Xiangqi Rules
古朴高雅结构 classical opening
古谱残局 Ancient manual End Game Composition
反梅花谱：Anti-plum flower manual
百变象棋谱：One hundred various in xiangqi
烂柯真机：Lan ke zhen ji
烂柯神机：Lan ke shen ji
梦着迷机：Dreams of devine positions
橘中秘：Secret in the tangerine
金鹏十八变：Eighteen variations of the golden roc
中国象棋谱：trilogy of Chinese chess
象经：book of symbolic chess/xiang jing
A state scholar of no equal
According to the legend, Chinese chess was invented by Han Xin. Han Xin was a poor orphan child, although he studied and practiced martial arts very hard, he had nothing to live on. He was compelled to become a parasite to have food in others’ home, so he was often treated with indifference.
Han Xin couldn't bear that, so he came to the bank of the Huai River to fish, then traded fish for dinner. But he was still burdened with hunger.
On the bank of Huai River, there was an old lady who had been bleaching yarn for others, known as “Bleaching Lady”.
When she saw that poor boy, Han Xin, she gave him some of her own food every day, and never stopped. Han Xin was deeply moved.
Later, Han Xin made illustrious exploits for Han Dynasty, and Xiao He, the advisor of Liu Bang called him “a state scholar of no equal.”
After being granted title with Huaiyin Vassal, he never forgot the kindness of Bleaching Lady’s meal. He sent people to look for her, and finally donated her with mass of gold. This is the origin of “A treat of meal in need, shall be returned with a spring in deed.”
A state scholar of no equal refers to a unique talent in one country. It was from the Records of the Grand Historian: It was easy to find generals, as to Han Xin, he was the state scholar of no equal.