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FAQ 11. HISTORY OF MAHJONG

Part VIII (FAQ 11h). TIMELINE

THE HISTORY OF MAH-JONGG (AND RELATED GAMES)


PART ONE -- HISTORY OF GAMES LEADING UP TO MAH-JONGG



PART TWO -- MAH-JONGG APPEARS; THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELECTED OTHER GAMES; SELECTED HISTORICAL EVENTS


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INTRO: DEFINITIONS, SOURCES

ORIGINS: PRECURSOR GAMES

ORIGINS: WHO CREATED MAHJONG

ORIGINS: EARLIEST WRITINGS ON MAHJONG

ORIGINS: EARLIEST MAHJONG SETS

ORIGINS: PROTO-MAHJONG AND CHINESE CLASSICAL

A MINOR (and somewhat silly) CONTROVERSY: THE CC THEORY

MAHJONG TIMELINE


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Some of the ideas in this article may have originated with mah-jongg scholar Michael Stanwick. Props to Mr. Stanwick for his excellent research.