2021-01-20

Three American women designed a”new mahjong”! Netizens can’t sit still after watching…

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US media reported that recently, three American women launched a”American Mahjong”, which caused controversy on the Internet.

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It is reported that this mahjong uses English letters instead of Chinese characters, and introduces”medieval modern style” and”new The”art” element has erased all Chinese elements.

Mahjong is divided into”Paris Pink”,”Sky Blue” and”Neon Purple” and other colors. The price ranges from US$325 to US$425 (approximately RMB 2000-2700).

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As one of the founders, Kate LaGere (Kate LaGere) said that the original design of this new style of mahjong was because traditional mahjong”did not reflect the fun of playing with friends.” Her style and personality do not match.

However, seeing the design of this new mahjong, netizens can’t sit still:What is this? The color scheme is too ugly! Subverted Chinese culture!

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After receiving all the bad reviews, the mahjong company apologized and said:”(This mahjong) was designed to attract new players, but we also admitted that it did not follow the Chinese tradition well.”

But netizens didn’t buy it. Some Asian Americans believed that this move was cultural plagiarism.

The US”Inside Edition” website interviewed Yonnie Chan, a netizen who grew up in Hong Kong and currently lives in Canada. She said, “I know you want to create your own style, but It is very problematic to modify it to be illegible. Mahjong originated in China, and not using (Chinese characters) also reflects that you are erasing the inaccessible parts of Chinese culture.”

I interviewed a Lee who works in San Francisco Chinatown. He said that when he was very young, his mother taught him to play mahjong . He believes that Mahjong has become part of his life and culture.

(Mahjong) has hundreds of years of history and culture, and every card has its meaning, and this (new mahjong) completely ignores it.”

“Every time our family gets together, we will take out hemp to play in the future. This is a way for me to keep in touch with my own culture.

National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) quoted the University of Oregon’s assistant professor of mahjong history, Annelies Hay Annelise Heinz’s comment stated:

Although Mahjong’s gameplay and decks are different around the world, traditional Chinese patterns are mainly used, including bamboo knots, circles, dots and Chinese characters. .

Of course, not all foreigners do not understand Mahjong. Some netizens turned up a passage once said by Julia Roberts, a loyal Mahjong fan.

When she participated in the talk show, she said that she was very happy to eat and play mahjong with friends every week. She also realized the philosophical principles contained in Mahjong:

The principle of (Mahjong) is to draw random cards to create order in chaos.

In an interview, she also joked that if she lived to be more than 80 years old, she might not continue acting and would like to cultivate another interest-playing mahjong!

column editor:Qin Hong text editor:Cheng Pei thematic map Source:China visual image editing:Su Wei

Source:Author:China Daily