An Encyclopaedia on Chinese History and Literature

Pushuang 譜雙

Aug 31, 2023 © Ulrich Theobald

Pushuang 譜雙 is a text on the Chinese board game similar to backgammon (better known as shuanglu 雙陸) written during the Song period 宋 (960-1279) by Hong Zun 洪遵 (1120-1174), courtesy name Jingyan 景嚴, from Raozhou 饒州. He also wrote a book on coins, Quanzhi 泉志.

Figure 1. Scene with players and a board of the northern-style shuanglu game
Figure 2.Appearance of the Guangzhou-style shuanglu game

The text is found in the series Xinshangbian 欣賞編 and Shuofu 說郛 and Congshu jicheng chubian 叢書集成初編.