He is an author of many monographs and research articles
devoted to the game of Go and also organized the
International Go Symposium 2012
in the USA. Currently, he is working on a full-scale study of the Archaic
Greek games of Polis and Pente Grammai. He plays Go with the strength
of a USA 1-dan.
Highly praised introductory books devoted to game of Go:
He was the first to apply the methods of Structural Anthropology to the
evolution and history of Go in China. Some of his results include:
The first definitive dating of the earliest comments on the game and
why Sun Tzu and the early Daoist School of Strategy never commented on it.
The first accurate accounting of the Yao origin myths that lines them up
with other literary changes the Han dynasty made for political purposes.
The only full account of Go in Tibet along with a related topic involving
the possible passage from ancient Greece and Rome via Bactria of a
custodial capture game played on Go-like boards.
The first study of how differences in language may be able to answer
questions about why the East plays Go and the West plays Chess.
A preliminary talk was given at the
American Go Association Congress Symposium 2012
and the final version was presented at the 2014 Chinese Weiqi Association
Go History Conference in Hangzhou, China.
These and his many other articles are available in the Culture Section of the
e-Library of the American Go Association
and in “Go! More Than a Game.”