Melissa Martens on Mah Jongg Mania

Since the 1920s, mah jongg has ignited the American imagination. In celebration of Chinese New Year mah jongg mavin Melissa Martens came to Spertus to share the fascinating history and meaning of mah jongg in America. She discussed how the “game of a thousand wonders” became a national pastime and unveiled its role in Chinatown, Hollywood, and suburban Jewish living rooms.

Monday, January 23, 2012