Chinese Yo-yo

As far as a Chinese yo-yo is concerned, it is not Yoyo Mung (蒙嘉慧), the Hong Kong TVB actress whom Hong Kong actor Ekin Cheng E-kin (郑伊健)  reportedly proposed to, or the famed American cellist of Chinese descent,Yo-Yo Ma (馬友友) who at seven performed for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Chinese yo-yo is more a toy from the Ming Dynasty in China. Like the yo-yo invented in Greece, the Chinese yo-yo consists  of an axle connected to two disks. It is however bigger and is not played by pulling the free end of the string that twines round the axle. Instead, the Chinese  yo-yo is spun by a a string tied to two sticks at its ends. A variety of tricks could be performed by an adept Chinese yo-yo player, like throwing the yo-yo up into air and tossing around the player's back etc. It definitely doesn't look like a game fit for a dainty lady.


Watch a Chinese Yo-yo being played... 
 

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