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 game the first of its kind traces 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. With information for experienced as well as beginning players, this book includes features on the meaning and beauty of the tiles; mah-jongg tournaments, cruises, and online play; 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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2005]
ISBN: 9780811847339
Branch Call Number: GV1299.M3 C28 2005
Characteristics: 175 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Luu, Anita


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