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The Chinese Board Game That Transformed American Culture

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Mahjong is both a cultural form and a material object that is made, bought, and bequeathed.

Playing a game from a culture across the globe helped Americans create group identities and address issues of inclusion and exclusion. Mahjong, like other forms of leisure, played a significant role in the cultural transformations of the twentieth century.



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