mahjong research

Here is some initial visual microethnographic material from Seth’s recent fieldwork on the technocultural contexts of mahjong in Hong Kong. Led by Hanna Wirman of Hong Kong PolyU, the team played the traditional game (Hong Kong rules, with the demanding 3 fān scoring), mobile and PC versions. We visited a mahjong club, played in a domestic setting on Peng Chau island, in a videogame arcade and were refused entry to a mahjong parlour. We also discussed console versions and mahjong films.

 

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