The Evolution of Football: From “Cuju” to “Zuqiu” Football did not originate from the West; it originated in China. During the ancient times, "Cuju" (The earliest form of football) flourished in China, however it ceased to exist after modern football appeared in the West. This eBook talks about the historical developments of Cuju, and its evolution into modern football. It compares Cuju to football in terms of playing methods, purpose the game was played, and social impacts. In this eBook, you will explore the connection between Cuju and Chinese culture.