NW Authors Series Presents Annelise Heinz

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Date/Time: March 25, 2023 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a presentation with author Annelise Heinz Saturday, March 25th, 2 p.m. This is a hybrid event; come to the library or watch online.

Heinz will discuss her book about the American history of the Chinese parlor game Mahjong, as she explores how individuals create and experience cultural change in their daily lives.

Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture charts the complex journey of a game’s history that connects Jazz-Age white Americans, depression-era urban Chinese Americans, Jewish-American suburban mothers, Air Force officers’ wives, and American expatriates in Shanghai.

Annelise Heinz is a historian at the University of Oregon. Her work has been featured by NPR and  The Wall Street Journal. Mahjong won the Pacific Coast Branch Award and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in Nonfiction. She has lived and played mahjong in the United States and Southwestern China.


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