Exploring Taiwanese Culture Through Mahjong: Rules and Strategies (CSL2004.01) (course title change as of 10/9/2023)

Ginger Lin

Mahjong (pinyin: majiang) is a very fun game that originated in China and it is common to see groups of Chinese people playing Mahjong in parks, tea shops, bars, or just by the side of the street. Mahjong utilizes white tiles with Chinese characters and symbols. It is similar to the western card game of Rummy and is a game of strategy, calculation, and chance. It is a game of patience but easy to learn. This class is designed to be a fun way to learn about Taiwanese culture and acquire some Chinese/Mandarin language. We won’t play for money, but maybe for some snacks.

This class is conducted in English.

P.S. If you have activities on the same night regularly or often, please don’t select this course.


Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the semester students will know the basic rules and strategies needed to play Taiwanese style Mahjong (similar to Chinese Mahjong) and recognize and pronounce the Chinese characters and numbers on the tiles (in Mandarin) and to use some of the vocabulary used in the play of the game.



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 1
M 6:00PM-6:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

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