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American Mah Jongg For Everyone

Author : Gregg Swain
ISBN : 0804852472
Genre : Games & Activities
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Whether you're an American Mah Jongg newbie or an intermediate player looking to gain an edge over your opponents,American Mah Jongg for Everyone is the perfect book to help you start practicing your game! Experienced international Mah Jongg instructors Gregg Swain and Toby Salk walk you through the basics of American Mah Jongg--introducing readers to the tiles, rituals, history, rules and winning strategies of the game. Using the humor, warmth and professional tips they share with their own students, this narrative-style instruction book offers an accessible way to learn this popular game. Topics include: Recognizing Mah Jongg tiles in different types of sets Building the walls and dealing the tiles Organizing your tiles and planning your play Understanding table rules and etiquette Winning strategies for various types of hands National Mah Jongg tournament director Gladys Grad contributes a foreword that explains why so many people love the game. Grad also has written a chapter that outlines the rules of Siamese Mah Jongg, a fun two-person game she created that you can't find in any other Mah Jongg book! This book comes with everything you need to get started playing, including: A timeless sample Mah Jongg scoring card A practice set that can be cut out for practice play Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions Over 80 color illustrations Helpful practice exercises and quizzes that reinforce the lessons Access to a website where you can find up-to-date rules (which change every year) A glossary of terms that every Mah Jongg player needs to know From the many different types of tiles and how to recognize them, personal stories about the game and historical trivia,American Mah Jongg for Everyone has something for anyone interested in this fascinating game.

American Mah Jongg For Everyone

Author : Gregg Swain
ISBN : 9781462921218
Genre : Games & Activities
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Whether you're an American Mah Jongg newbie or an intermediate player looking to gain an edge over your opponents, American Mah Jongg for Everyone is the perfect book to help you start practicing your game! Experienced international Mah Jongg instructors Gregg Swain and Toby Salk walk you through the basics of American Mah Jongg—introducing readers to the tiles, rituals, history, rules and winning strategies of the game. Using the humor, warmth and professional tips they share with their own students, this narrative-style instruction book offers an accessible way to learn this popular game. Topics include: Recognizing Mah Jongg tiles in different types of sets Building the walls and dealing the tiles Organizing your tiles and planning your play Understanding table rules and etiquette Winning strategies for various types of hands National Mah Jongg tournament director Gladys Grad contributes a foreword that explains why so many people love the game. Grad also has written a chapter that outlines the rules of Siamese Mah Jongg, a fun two-person game she created that you can't find in any other Mah Jongg book! This book comes with everything you need to get started playing, including: A timeless sample Mah Jongg scoring card A paper set to cut out and use while learning Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions Over 80 color illustrations Helpful practice exercises and quizzes that reinforce the lessons Access to a website that provides up to date information about the game A glossary of terms that every Mah Jongg player needs to know From the many different types of tiles and how to recognize them, personal stories about the game and historical trivia, American Mah Jongg for Everyone has something for anyone interested in this fascinating game.

A Beginner S Guide To American Mah Jongg

Author : Elaine Sandberg
ISBN : 080483878X
Genre : Games & Activities
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Learn the fascinating game of American Mahjong with this expert guide. This affordable best-selling book is the only available game strategy guide that is specifically geared toward American Mahjong (Mah Jongg) and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. Offering first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg includes simple, easy-to-follow instructions and clear diagrams to walk the reader through each step of the game, including how to select a hand, how to play and how to develop winning strategies. A key feature is the color text which shows various hands and tiles. This Mahjong guide includes: Step-by-step instructions for gameplay. Hands-on "Do It" exercises Tips and quizzes for natural learning Mahjong background and history An explanation of tile symbolism Glossary of Mahjong terms A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg is the perfect guide for all skill levels to learn Mahjong—from Mahjong beginners to pros.

Play American Mah Jongg Kit Ebook

Author : Elaine Sandberg
ISBN : 9781462916412
Genre : Games & Activities
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Learn and play the fascinating game of Mahjong with this comprehensive kit. Mahjong or "Mah Jongg" is not called "The Game of a Thousand Intellingences" for nothing. It's relaxing, social, and allows people to focus on something completely unrelated to everyday concerns. And it's thrilling—there's nothing more exciting than when, with your heart racing, your adrenaline pumping, and your palms sweating, you call "Mahjong!" Play American Mah Jongg! kit contains a complete deck of 152 full-color, durable Mahjong playing cards, along with the best-selling book A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg by Elaine Sandberg. The included full-color paperback book, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg features color text to clearly show various hands and tiles. It is the only book available which is specifically geared toward American Mahjong and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. It offers first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game. Play American Mah Jongg! kit is ideal for beginner and experienced players alike and can be enjoyed both at home and for travel. This Mahjong kit contains: 96 page, full-color book Simple instructions and clear diagrams 152 Mahjong tiles

The Little Book Of Mahjong

Author : Seth Brown
ISBN : 9781507207406
Genre : Games & Activities
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Disconnect from a device-oriented world and rediscover the classic Chinese game of mahjong—while improving focus, creativity and stimulating memory—with this comprehensive yet gifty guide that includes all the basics of the game, tips and techniques on how to play, and strategies to win both international mahjong and American mahjong. The classic game of mahjong was created over 2,000 years ago during the Qing Dynasty in China, but recently, it’s experiencing a renaissance. No longer reserved for older players, mahjong is being rediscovered by millennials and is recognized for its ability to improve brain function, and reduce symptoms of cognitive diseases like dementia. Learning any new game can be difficult, especially one as complex as mahjong, which includes over dozens of tiles with different meanings. But whether you are a complete novice or a casual player looking to brush up on mahjong skills and techniques, The Little Book of Mahjong can help you get ahead in this classic game, whether you are playing international mahjong or American mahjong. With a comprehensive breakdown on all of the various tiles involved in the different versions of the game, explanations of what each tile means, detailed information on scoring, tips on how to improve your skills, and strategies for winning, this guide is perfect for mahjong players both new and old. Including a brief history of the game and its significance as well as full-color photos of game pieces and game objectives, you’ll become a mahjong master in no time.

No Small Matter

Author : Anat Helman
ISBN : 9780197577301
Genre : Religion
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For many centuries Jews have been renowned for the efforts they put into their children's welfare and education. Eventually, prioritizing children became a modern Western norm, as reflected in an abundance of research in fields such as pediatric medicine, psychology, and law. In other academic fields, however, young children in particular have received less attention, perhaps because they rarely leave written documentation. The interdisciplinary symposium in this volume seeks to overcome this challenge by delving into different facets of Jewish childhood in history, literature, and film. No Small Matter visits five continents and studies Jewish children from the 19th century through the present. It includes essays on the demographic patterns of Jewish reproduction; on the evolution of bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies; on the role children played in the project of Hebrew revival; on their immigrant experiences in the United States; on novels for young Jewish readers written in Hebrew and Yiddish; and on Jewish themes in films featuring children. Several contributions focus on children who survived the Holocaust or the children of survivors in a variety of settings ranging from Europe, North Africa, and Israel to the summer bungalow colonies of the Catskill Mountains. In addition to the symposium, this volume also features essays on a transformative Yiddish poem by a Soviet Jewish author and on the cultural legacy of Lenny Bruce.

Popular Fads And Crazes Through American History 2 Volumes

Author : Nancy Hendricks
ISBN : 9781440851834
Genre : History
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This informative two-volume set provides readers with an understanding of the fads and crazes that have taken America by storm from colonial times to the present. Entries cover a range of topics, including food, entertainment, fashion, music, and language. • Presents well-researched, factual material accessibly and engagingly • Presents what was popular in each decade through short sidebars • Illustrates what today's readers have in common with Americans of the past • Includes a historical overview of each decade • Contains a Glossary of Slang, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading on each decade

Mahjong

Author : Annelise Heinz
ISBN : 9780190081799
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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In Mahjong, Annelise Heinz charts a complex cultural journey as the game's history connects American expatriates in Shanghai, Jazz Age white Americans, urban Chinese Americans in the 1930s, incarcerated Japanese Americans in wartime, Jewish American suburban mothers, and Air Force officers' wives in the postwar era.

Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies

Author : Elaine Sandberg
ISBN : 9781462908431
Genre : Games & Activities
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Master the fascinating and rewarding game of American Mahjong with this guide for beginners. "Strategies, strategies, strategies! If I only knew more strategies I could win more games!" is the frequent lament of beginning Mahjong players. Following up on the success of her acclaimed book, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg, bestselling author Elaine Sandberg's new book offers novice players the advice they need to excel at the game of Mahjong. Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies: A Guide for the Novice Player is the strategy guidebook that provides American Mahjongg beginners with the practical information they need to build hands, improve game-play skills, strategize, and win! This easy-to-follow, comprehensive book teaches players how to overcome common difficulties and provides the knowledge to sharpen strategic skills and increase win ratios. By showing beginners how to see and utilize different strategic elements and scenarios, players learn how to elevate their skills. Challenges covered in this Mahjongg book include: Finding the best hand The use of defensive tools To Expose or not to Expose and why Determining an opponent's hand And many more… Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies is a gem of a book that is the perfect gift for Mahjong players of all ages!

Clattering Sparrows

Author : Marilyn Land
ISBN : 9781450236379
Genre : Fiction
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The friendship between five-year-olds Sara Miller and Judy Levine begins in the summer of 1941, when their families move into adjoining row houses in Washington, D.C. Almost immediately, the United States enters World War II, and their childhood is thrust into a world dominated by the consequences of history. When asked to help their sick friend, Su Ling, keep up with her studies as she recuperates from rheumatic fever, her grandmother, An Lei, teaches them the ancient Chinese game of Mahjong, destined to become an invariable part of their lives as it merges cultures, love, and friendship. Separated for the first time when they enter college, their personal choices, shaped and impacted by half a century of unparalleled wars, loss, and heartbreak, only bring them closer together, as they marry, raise their families, and pursue their chosen careers. Their lifelong journey, caught in a web of intricate and surprising twists of fate, surfaces in the public eye when a Ukrainian farm girl inadvertently unlocks a thirty-five-year mystery that has haunted them since their graduation from high school. From coast to coast and across the globe, their heartwarming and compelling story confirms the powerful bond of friendship.

Reach Mahjong

Author : Jenn Barr
ISBN : 9781935396345
Genre : Games & Activities
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Written by Jenn Barr, the first American to be inducted into the prestigious Japan Professional Mahjong League,Reach Mahjong is the best resource for learning all the tricks of the pros of the game. It makes players out of total beginners, introducing the fascinating world of mahjong, explaining the background, rules, and strategies, and enabling a newbie to participate within hours. For the first time ever, daunting Japanese terms and rules are translated and simplified for the edification of players of all ages. In these pages, Jenn addresses everyone, from novices to experts, so even experience mahjong players will find something new to learn. With full-color illustrations, all the tiles, tools, and hands of the game are easy to recognize and soft on the eyes. Have a seat and get ready to learn a unique hobby that will challenge you and your friends forever. Once you start playing, you'll never want to stop.

Peking Story

Author : David Kidd
ISBN : 9781590174296
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For two years before and after the 1948 Communist Revolution, David Kidd lived in Peking, where he married the daughter of an aristocratic Chinese family. "I used to hope," he writes, "that some bright young scholar on a research grant would write about us and our Chinese friends before it was too late and we were all dead and gone, folding into the darkness the wonder that had been our lives." Here Kidd himself brings that wonder to life.

Great American History

Author : Ron Thom
ISBN : 9781640796805
Genre : History
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A person could write a history story every day for the rest of his life and not come close to covering all the history of America. The history of America in the last five hundred years reflect every human experience that man possesses. The stories selected for this book depict men, women and events of every possible description. Most of these stories are not found in high school history books, yet are influential in the development of America. Kit Carson fought Indians, but also guided Fremont through the West. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive a medical degree in America at a time when women were not even thought of as citizens. Then, there is the innovative genius of the Burma-Shave signs that sold shaving cream all over the country. History is a very delicate subject. The reader is at the mercy of the eye witness account of a person's actions or an event taking place. The eye witness from one side will see it one way while the person recording the event from the other side may see it differently. It is then up to the historian to decipher these varying accounts and determine what really happened. It is possible that both sides were wrong. Historians have the task of inspecting as many versions of the same story as possible to come to some reasonable expectation of what actually took place. A case in point would be the story of the Alamo. Texans tell the story as they wanted it, while the Mexicans tell a story that is completely opposite (See Dequello inside). The stories in this book have been compared and researched as honestly as it is possible to do remembering that there are precious few eye witnesses left.

Stories From Jewish Portland

Author : Polina Olsen
ISBN : 9781614233473
Genre : History
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These are the stories of Jewish Portland, whose roots stretch back to the Gold Rush, whose heart is 'the old neighborhood' of South Portland and the memories of its residents, whose identity is alive and well in synagogues and community institutions. Portland author Polina Olsen recounts the history of this richly layered community through a collection of letters, interviews, and stories drawn from her series "Looking Back," published in The Jewish Review. In this expanded collection, explore the lives of early settlers brought by opportunity and New York's Industrial Removal Office, walk the streets of the old neighborhood, alive with basketball games and junk peddlers, and learn the proud history of institutions like the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, which continue the cultural traditions of Jewish Portland.

American Judaism

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105008497385
Genre : Reform Judaism
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The Early Years

Author : Emily Hahn
ISBN : 9781504056731
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Memoirs of an exotic, unconventional life in Asia and Great Britain in the 1930s and 1940s, from a colorful, prolific New Yorker writer ahead of her time. China to Me: A proud feminist and fearless traveler, Emily Hahn set out for China in 1935 and stayed through the early years of the Second Sino-Japanese War, wandering, carousing, living, loving—and writing. During her travels from Nanjing to Shanghai, Chongqing, and Hong Kong, where she lived through the Japanese invasion in 1941, Hahn embarks upon an affair with lauded Chinese poet Shao Xunmei; gets a pet gibbon and names him Mr. Mills; establishes a close bond with the women who would become the subjects of her bestselling book The Soong Sisters; battles an acquired addiction to opium; and has a child with Charles Boxer, a married British intelligence officer. Deemed scandalous at the time of its publication in 1944, Hahn’s now classic memoir remains remarkable for her insights into a tumultuous period and frankness about her personal exploits. “The keen prose is suffused with an intellectual freedom and freshness of perspective that vivify the concerns of a long-gone world.” —Publishers Weekly Hong Kong Holiday: The same day they attacked Pearl Harbor, the Japanese invaded the British colony of Hong Kong, which they would occupy until their surrender in 1945. Emily Hahn was living there with her newborn daughter. The baby’s father, Charles Boxer, the local head of British army intelligence, was imprisoned in a POW camp. With sharp observations and incisive wit, Hahn gives a vivid picture of her time in the oppressed city—from daily life in the bazaars, beauty shops, restaurants, and opium dens to the crowded hospitals and internment camps—until she fled the city in 1943 with her daughter. England to Me: Following the end of the Second World War, Hahn married Charles Boxer—fortunately reports of his beheading by the Japanese had been greatly exaggerated—and they returned to his inherited estate in the English countryside. From Southampton to London, Hahn offers a fascinating portrait of a postwar country in flux, as well as her own struggles to adjust to a more sedate English country life after her harrowing but exciting years in the Far East.

Vanity Fair

Author : Frank Crowninshield
ISBN : UOM:39015013408953
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The Music Child The Mahjong Queen

Author : Alfred A. Yuson
ISBN : 9786214201259
Genre : Fiction
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An earlier manuscript titled The Music Child was shortlisted for the Man Asia Literary Prize in 2008. Alfred A. Yuson’s previous novels are Great Philippine Jungle Energy Cafe and Voyeurs & Savages. Again, this third novel explores the marvels skirting the boundaries of realism, or goes much farther beyond after establishing adequate suspension of disbelief. Genres are blurred in the crafting of long fiction that is both poetry and prophecy. This the author does with visionary whimsy. In this narrative, the central protagonist’s wondrous voice is stilled time and again by the deaths of his loved ones. Bereft of song, the boy finally learns to speak, then learns to turn the words of others into music on paper. The processes of mimicry and extrapolation result in an extended poetic suite that invents legends as well as a mythical conflict involving the imperialism of languages. The music child’s extraordinary talents are matched by those of the young mahjong queen who can’t be beaten in the game since the angels of her youth speak through her fingers. Around them, foreign friends and relations representing former colonizers provide a framework of discovery, while themselves dancing to the historic chorus of destiny in the magical East. The music child and the mahjong queen endear themselves to one another through the palpable vocabulary of flowers.

The Mahjong Murder Mysteries

Author : Dale A. Johnson
ISBN : 9781105706707
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Sweet Bamboo

Author : Louise Leung Larson
ISBN : 0520927702
Genre : Social Science
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Sweet Bamboo is the vivid and absorbing memoir of a Chinese American family who lived in Los Angeles since the first years of the twentieth century. Lovingly recounted by the second daughter, who went on to become the first Asian American reporter for a major American newspaper, this account illuminates the many changes that occurred in the family as members increasingly became integrated into American society. While much of the attention given to Chinese immigrants has focused on the struggles of working class people, this book sheds new light on a different kind of immigrant experience—that of privileged Chinese parents and their children living in relative affluence in a predominantly white neighborhood. The family saga begins in China's Kwangtung Province, in the village of Gum Jook (Sweet Bamboo), about 31 miles south of Canton. It follows Louise Leung Larson's parents through their arranged marriage in 1898, to their arrival in Los Angeles, the birth of three daughters and five sons (named after American presidents), and her father's development of a successful herbalist business. Larson's intimate portrait of her family, her lively depiction of Los Angeles at the turn of the century, and her engaging descriptions of meals eaten, holidays celebrated, school events, visits from relatives, and much more make this a richly textured excursion into the dreams and disappointments of everyday life. The death of the author's mother in 1957 marks the end of an era for the Tom Leung family. An epilogue brings the story to the late 1980s, tracing the intermarriage of the third and fourth generations, and the family's diminishing sense of its Chinese identity. A postscript by the author's daughter, Jane Leung Larson, provides details of the fourth and fifth generations Leungs and recounts Jane's trip to China where she visited her parents' birthplaces and met relatives from both her grandmother's and grandfather's families. Taken together, these keen observations illustrate several generations' adaptation to dual cultures and the formation of a unique Chinese American sensibility.

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