Mah-jongg: From Shanghai to Miami Beach

by Anita Luu

Hardcover, 2005



Call number

795.34 LUU


Chronicle Books (2005), Edition: First edition, first printing (full number line), 176 pages


The Chinese game of skill, luck, clattering tiles, and "100 intelligences" is more popular than ever with a growing cross-cultural audience. This handsomely illustrated pop culture celebration of the gamethe first of its kindtraces mah-jongg's storied history from its roots in China through its immense popularity in the U.S. in the 1920s to its popularity in the Jewish community and resurgence among a whole new generation of players. Packed with information for experienced as well as beginning players, this invaluable book includes features on the meaning and beauty of the tiles; mah-jongg tournaments, cruises, and online play; crystal clear explanations of the basic rules for the American and traditional Chinese games; points of etiquette; a handy resource section; and recipes for Chinese and Jewish food to nibble while players pung, chow, and kong.… (more)




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LibraryThing member cyderry
What a delightfully informative book related to this ancient game! It was trully enjoyable to read about the history of this Chinese game which was adopted by so many nations that now it is international. This book details the history of the game as well as the designs of the tiles and rules of the
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game which differ between the US and the international society. If you play the game, it is truly enlighting!
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