In this discussion, the Chicago Chinese community shares its history and rich connection with Mah Jongg, the game they warmly refer to as “M. J.” We also talk about differences in methods of play, and the game’s important role in both the Jewish and the Chinese American communities.
photo of mapo tofu from Lao Sze Chuan by Joseph StorchThe Year of the Rabbit is here, and while I have a thing about consuming the actual animal (you try to digest 10 courses on Iron Chef), I have no problem sharing some of my favorite Chinese restaurants in Chicago.
With the Year of the Rabbit upon us this Thursday night, I figured many of you will be making the trek down to Chinatown, so here's another dessert option, which absolutely beats the industrially-made fortune cookie.
Chinatown residents are inching closer to winning some city resources that they’ve lobbied for during the last several years. Chicago’s City Council allocated funding in September for a new field house to replace one that was torn down nearly 50 years ago.
Reports from the United Nations suggest there’s widespread abuse going on in Chinese prisons. The children of inmates are also often mistreated. They’re shunned by society and they fall through the cracks of China’s welfare system.
Chinese President Hu Jintao is set to travel to the U.S. next week for the first state visit by a Chinese president since 1997. It’s been called by some the most important visit by a Chinese official in the past 30 years.Earlier this week in China, President Hu met with U.S.