Now that the World Cup is over... what are we going to do?
Stop by the Sinology Institute courtyard for a game of Mahjong!
Mahjong（麻将）, also spelled majiang and mah jongg, is a game that originated in China.
It is commonly played by four players in China now.
The History of Mahjong can be traced back 1000 years. As the game spread throughout China, different regions adopted the game with its own unique set of rules. We are playing Beijing style!
The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. In most variations, each player begins by receiving 13 tiles. In turn players draw and discard tiles until they complete a legal hand using the 14th drawn tile to form four groups (melds) and a pair (head).
If you are interested in learning this game, we would love you to join us in our beautiful courtyard.
Date: 18th July (Friday), 2014.
Place: Sinology Institute courtyard
Fee: Free for Sinology Institute students/10 RMB for non- Sinology Institute students
If interested, please reserve by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday morning.
*If there are fewer than 5 participants, this activity will be canceled. In the interest of keeping this event casual, there will be a maximum number of 12 allowed participants.
- 3 suits (108 tiles)
Circles（筒）: Number 1 to 9, 4 tiles each
Bamboos（条）: Number 1 to 9, 4 tiles each
Thousands（万）: Number 1 to 9, 4 tiles each
- 4 Winds (16 tiles)
- 3 Dragons (12 tiles)
* There are two more sets: the Flowers and the Seasons, but they are not used in Beijing Style Mahjong.
* There should also be two dice