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Book Break Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture with Annelise Heinz
February 7, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
For Members Only
Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture with Annelise Heinz
Monday, February 7 at 1.00 p.m.
Click-click-click. The sound of mahjong tiles connects expatriates in Shanghai, urban Chinese Americans in the 1930s, Jewish suburban mothers, and Air Force officers’ wives in the postwar era. This mass-produced game crossed the Pacific, creating waves of popularity over the twentieth century.
Annelise Heinz’s book draws on photographs, advertising, popular media, and dozens of oral histories. She will join us to speak about her book, a rich and colourful account of the wildly popular game of mahjong.