Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg—a game more widely known than played or understood—is a true cultural hybrid. With roots in Ancient China, it made a lasting impression on American audiences in the 1920s and ’30s and has endured as a cultural touchstone. This reprint of our 2010 edition looks at this fascinating history, and celebrates the visual universe of Mah Jongg.

Melissa Martens, Jennifer 8. Lee, Paul Shaw, Isaac Mizrahi, Maira Kalman, Christoph Niemann, Bruce McCall