A Certain Man
A Certain Man
Weiqi is thought to attract a particular kind of man and, in turn, to train that person to become certain—to address the world with confidence and to fearlessly rely on one’s intellect to overcome all obstacles. One of the central tenets of being a Confucian gentleman is to display an unwavering integrity. Among Peking University students I spoke with, the idea that a proper man should consistently display virtue and strength also arose with remarkable frequency. Whether or not they play Weiqi, Peking University students represent the ideal people associated with Weiqi, for they have overcome incredible odds to gain entrance to one of China’s most prestigious universities. This same determination and honed intellect has led them into a world of startlingly high expectations, however, and the majority of students I spoke with were anything but certain that they could live up to others’ hopes for them. For this group, Weiqi was a metaphor for the intensely competitive nature of China’s modern political economy, in which one wrong move (in the game or in life) might determine one’s entire future.
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