Esplanade Presents


Talk: The Origins of Mahjong

Dr Kang Ger-Wen (Singapore)

5 Feb 2023, Sun, 1pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)


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Dr Kang Ger-Wen

The click-clack of mahjong tiles being shuffled is a familiar sound during the festive period of Chinese New Year. But have you ever wondered who invented the game, and what its origins are? Which famous historical figures loved the game as well? Let Dr Kang Ger-Wen, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore and Course Chair of Chinese Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, shed light on the game through this talk.


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places.

Admission Age:
13 and above
Language: Mandarin
Things to Note:
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Date & Time

5 Feb 2023, Sun



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