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This preliminary material presents the contents section, a general editor's preface and acknowledgements of the book Abacus and Mah Jong: Sino-Mauritian Settlement and Economic Consolidation. The book draws extensively from the unpublished French language studies presented to the University of La Réunion by James Ng Foong Kwong, and supervised by Professor C. Wanquet. The book talks about the Chinese diaspora, the importation of Chinese labourers and convicts into British Mauritius, and Sino-Mauritians.

Keywords: abacus; British Mauritius; Chinese diaspora; mahjong; Sino-Mauritian settlement



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