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By Tom Sloper (湯姆 斯洛珀)
September 28, The Year Of The Horse 馬

Column #619

I was recently interviewed by SinoVision. This followed after an interview that appeared in the China Press (, in the August 24 edition in California. The TV interview is now online.

The reporters from the newspaper and the TV channel were interested in how mah-jongg is played, American-style. I showed how American tiles differ slightly from Chinese tiles, while telling the history of how mah-jongg came to America and was adapted for female players by the National Mah Jongg League.

I knew the reporters would want to see some players in action, so I referred them to Judi Nachenberg, who organizes tournaments in the L.A. area.

Game footage was shot at the Nachenberg home.

You can view two stories at
I don't understand Chinese, so all I know is that the reporter in one piece mispronounced my name!


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