Great Mahjong Book: History, Lore, and Play

Author(s): Jelte Rep

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"The Great Mahjong Book" is a perfect resource for the beginning or experienced mahjong player. This comprehensive book covers the entire history of mahjong as it spread around the globe, on the equipment and accessories used in the game, the basic rules, how and where the game first developed and all the international variants of mahjong--including China, the U.S., Holland, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Hong Kong. Filled with hints, fun facts and numerous illustrations of memorabilia and artifacts, this authoritative and thoroughly enjoyable book is a perfect gift for anyone interested in this ancient and beguiling game.

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Mah jongg instructor Rep, a Dutchman, casts a wide net to provide general background on the game and explain how it is played today and has in the past been played around the world. [The book] is clearly written and well illustrated with numerous examples

Author Jelte Rep is a passionate proponent of the Game of the Thousand Miracles, researching its history, equipment, playing variants and cultural artifacts. In addition to teaching mahjong and organizing mahjong tournaments, Rep spends his time filming documentaries and writing dramas for television.

General Fields

  • : 9780804837194
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : 0.499
  • : January 2007
  • : 228mm X 162mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : January 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jelte Rep
  • : Paperback
  • : 795.34
  • : 192
  • : col. Illustrations