Mah Jongg - Traditional Chinese way to playProposed CourseCourse Cancelled
Tutor: Xuzhuang LiCourse Code: 3320-08


Mah Jongg has been known as the Chinese national game for centuries. The beauty of tiles, the variety of rules, the eastern tradition and culture in the playing makes the game 'logical, competitive and addictive'. Contrary to common belief, it is easy to learn how to play this fascinating game, but as in many other games, the more one learns, the more one realises how much one needs to learn, The course will be taught in an enjoyable and relaxing way. All-comers welcome.


The course will cover the basic start from making the wall, deciding the banker, the function of live and dead walls, sets, the principle situations to go Mah Jongg, beginner’s hand and intermediate and advanced hands to go Mah Jongg, the scoring system, the penalties of the game. The game rules of this course are commonly accepted in China and apply to the rules used in International Mah Jongg Competition.

Please bring with you

Please bring your Mah Jongg set if you have one, although the tutor will have enough for all.


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Xuzhuang Li

Xuzhuang Li

Dr Xuzhuang Li is a retired lecturer from Exeter University, teaching Mandarin Chinese language and translation theory and practice. Teaching Chinese Mah Jongg, Chinese calligraphy and Chinese chess is his spare-time hobby. He is a scholar with a good range of knowledge and an experienced tutor in adult education as well.

13th to 14th Aug 2020
Thursday to Friday


9amCoffee on arrival
9.15amWelcome and tutor introductions
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session

"Keep up Chinese calligraphy and painting!" (March 2019)

"The course exceeded my expectations; I learnt so much and now I know how much I have to learn.   Tutor and group were all very friendly and helpful." (March 2019)

"Can you run it again please." (March 2019)