Elephant Chess Piece

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Elephant Chess Piece


On the Asian battlefields

story by Manuela Gressani, Helen Kwong

Can you imagine the force of an elephant stampede? What about the intensity of a spirited chess match? If you can, keep both in mind as we explore the adjacent worlds of warfare and chess, the ways in which they intersect and overlap, coming together in this adorable elephant-shaped chess piece. We will take you along as we travel back and forth across Asia, following the incessant movement of chess through time and space, and reflect on military strategy and imperial education.

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