JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Annelise HeinzDecember 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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December 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Annelise Heinz
JCC MetroWest Book Group presents, Annelise Heinz
Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture, illustrates how the spaces between the tiles and the moments between games have fostered distinct social cultures in the United States. This mass-produced game crossed the Pacific, creating waves of popularity over the twentieth century. Annelise Heinz narrates the history of this game to show how it has created a variety of meanings, among them American Modernity, Chinese American heritage, and Jewish American women’s culture. As it traveled from China to the United States and caught on with Hollywood starlets, high society, middle-class housewives, and immigrants alike, mahjong became a quintessentially American game.
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