The CC Theory

Update Log

April 21, 2002 - Edits to argfor.html: April 21, 2002 - Added 'The Green Book' to all.html.

June 2, 2002 - Did further construction on refs.html.

June 3, 2002 - Added the Craftmaster booklet to all.html (did not bother trying to find and change all the places where a total number of booklets was given in the rest of the debate).

June 23, 2002 - Added the Admiral Oriental Line booklet to all.html (the number of booklets in all.html definitely exceeds the number given in debate pages).

November 25, 2002 - rebutag.html (Rebuttal to arguments against the CC Theory; Rebuttal written by proponents of the CC Theory) - made a modification to the definition of mah-jongg per suggestion by Thierry Depaulis on the mahjong newsgroup.

November 26, 2002 - defs.html - fixed a typo in Chen Yumen's birthdate (thanks to Thierry).

December 11, 2002 - defs.html - added numerous definitions of English words.

December 11, 2002 - defs.html - added the remaining definitions of all terms; deleted the "under construction" graphic.

December 20,2002 - refs.html - deleted comment that a link was broken (link is OK now)

March 2, 2003 - all.html - added picture of Babcock's softcover little red book (first edition).

June 29, 2003 - all.html - added picture of Ly Yu Sang's book, "Sparrow."

June 29, 2003 - Added sparrow.html (excerpts from the book).

June 29, 2003 - argfor.html - added info about the Sparrow book to argument 1B.

June 30, 2003 - all.html - added picture of Foster's "Man-Chu." Added manchu.html. map.html - Added both sparrow.html and manchu.html.

September 18, 2003 - all.html - added Edgar S. Winters' book. Added edgar.html. map.html - added edgar.html.

October 3, 2003 - rebutag.html - added a sentence to rebuttal F.4, inspired by quotes from historians on the Discovery Channel about analyzing historical evidence. babcock.html - added scans of the softcover (first printing).

October 9, 2004 - argag.html - Added argument G (from a newsgroup post). rebutag.html - Added rebuttal to argument G.

April 1, 2005 - all.html - added notations as to which authors participated in the codification of the American Laws of Mah-Jongg in the 1920s.

April 6, 2005 - work.html, foster.html - added links to the American Laws online.

December 11, 2006 - defs.html and argfor.html - Modified the definition of "the CC Theory" to correct an inconsistency with other parts of the CC theory pages. Specifically, deleted the incorrect claim that CC are "the original" mahjong rules (a fact that's refuted elsewhere in the document). Also modified the definition of "proto-mahjong" and modified the evolution claim.

December 13, 2006 - Rewrote the front page, pretty much putting the old debate to rest.

December 17, 2006 - Added detail about the history of the debate.

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Disclaimer: Some of the ideas in this article may have been originated by mah-jongg scholar Michael Stanwick. My apologies to Mr. Stanwick if I have expressed any of his ideas as my own without appropriately crediting him as the originator.