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Mah Jong

Mah Jong, Mah Jongg or Ma Jiang, is a very popular game in China and East Asia. It was introduced to the United States in 1920. In 1937, the National Mah Jongg League was established in New York City. One of the purposes of the League is to standardize the game The League claims to have 200,000 members. Its rules of Mah-Jong commonly known as Jewish Mah Jong differ from traditional Chinese Mah-Jong in two major aspects: (1) before playing begins, tiles are changed between/among players; (2) what constitutes winning hands are specified and changed from year to year, as noted by David H. Li, author of The Happy Game of Mah-Jong, published in 1994.

For rules of playing the game, refer to:

Mah Jong: The Rules of Playing Chinese Game, by Tze-chung Li

Paper: US$10 per copy including shipping.
To order: chiamonline@att.net.


Janathan's Mah Jong Page http://www.atdesk.com/jon/mahjong.html
Includes instructions on how to play contributed by Nanette Pasquarello.


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