Baduk, Made Fun and easy 1
222 pages, paperback, EunHaengNaMu, 1. edition 2006
Life, Learned through the Game of Baduk
It is said Baduk is not merely a game; it is life itself. For more than twenty-five centuries, Baduk has been extolled as the most virtuous of amusements. As an old Chinese saying goes, it will give you good friends, harmony, knowledge of life, peace of mind, and even longevity. It may sound unconvincing that a simple pastime can include all the aforementioned virtues, but as you become familiar with Baduk, you will understand that a player will gain them naturally - without any additional effort - just by playing. Surprisingly, despite all its benefits, Baduk is not a very complicated game to learn. In fact, the rules are very simple and you can learn them in a few minutes. The only thing left for you is to play and enjoy the game.
Chihyung Nam is a professional Baduk player in Hankuk Kiwon (Korean Baduk Association) and a professor in the Department of Baduk Studies in Myongji University of Korea. She is the author of Jungsuk In Our Time (2000) and Contemporary Go Terms (2005), and is writing the on-going scries of Baduk articles, "Baduk, Made Fun and Easy" for the Koreatimes.