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Eastern Asia


Mahjong is a tile game invented in China which has become popular throughout the world. It is thought to originate in card games played in 18th and 19th century China.

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Culin, S. 1895. 'Chinese Games with Dice and Dominoes.' Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution 1893 Including Report of the U.S. National Museum: 495–537.

Depaulis, T. 2007. 'Embarrassing Tiles: Mahjong and the Taipings.' The Playing-Card 35(3): 148–153.

Himly, K. 'Die Abteilung der Spiele im "Spiegel der Manschu-Sprache": VII. Forsetzung. T'oung Pao 2(1):1–23.

Stanwick, M. 2004. 'Mahjong(g) before Mahjong(g): Part 1.' The Playing-Card 32(4): 153–162.




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