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Quoting the organisers:
>Sometime in the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century,
>a game called ma jiang was developed.
Unless a new, sensational find of which we would be totally unaware is
presented at the exhibition (whose catalogue I hope to get sometime),
this must be a careless mistake of the editor(s) (perhaps of the
Even if we have recently come to the conclusion that 'majiang' was
certainly known in the early 1920's as a synonym of 'maqiao', there is
no evidence of its being known before 1900.