Mah-jongg: From Shanghai to Miami Beach

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811847339
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 219,267
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Anita Luu's grandfather taught her to play mah-jongg before she was old enough to tie her own shoes. Now a partner at Affiche Design, she lives in San Francisco.

Christina Cavallaro was first exposed to mah-jongg while performing as a cabaret singer in Asia. She lives in San Francisco.

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

    great for any mah jongg fan.

    this is a wonderful way to say thanks to a fellow player.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Must Read!

    This covers the history of Mahjong. It has great photos from years gone by of people playing and older tile sets. The rules are very similar to the Chinese version that I learned. The directions are very clear. I would buy this as a gift also. This will remain my "go to" book. I have referred to it already for rules and I have had it only three weeks.

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