Recent additions to the site are; (1) a section – The Tile and Card Game Name – on the derivation of the name ‘Mahjong” from existing names for the game during the late 19th century. An etymological hypothesis is put forward by Hongbing Xu that discusses this development. (2) An additional private collection is being added to the Private Collections section. This is still under construction. (3) A very comprehensive site on the card games of China and South East Asia – both past and present – has a new url http://onebadworld.fr/cards/index.htm Cards under the menu heading ‘Banknotes’ have a direct link to the game of Mahjong/majiang/ma jeuk. The site creator has provided a very useful guide to the site. See also below under Useful Links.

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.


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