Taiwanese mah-jongg author Dragon Chang came to the U.S. in August of 2003, on a book promotion tour. His book is listed in FAQ 3 and is reviewed in full somewhere at http://www.mahjongnews.com/.
I first met Dragon and his daughter Keri at the World Championship of Mah-Jongg in Tokyo in October 2002.
Dragon attended the Marjorie Troum Mah Jongg Tournament West with me. The tournament was run by Steve and Roberta Last of Travel Wizard. Their website is http://www.travelwizardtravel.com/tourney.htm. The tournament was featured in a Las Vegas Sun article on August 26. The article is online at http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/leisure/2003/aug/26/515526290.html. Photos of the tournament will be found at http://www.sloperama.com/mahjongg/vegas03.htm , as soon as I can!
Before attending that tournament, though, Dragon needed to learn about American mah-jongg. Dragon and Keri visited me in my home the week before the tournament...
Some photos of Dragon and Keri from the 2002 WCMJ in Tokyo...
Dragon and Keri are at the left (back row). I'm in there somewhere too, but this can't all be about me, now, can it.
Oops, Dragon got kind of cut off at the left in this one, heh.
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