antedating of tangram (1855-56)

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 6 02:50:37 UTC 2007

I recall reading in a book about mathematical puzzles that tangrams were
less Chinese in origin than chop suey, i.e., not at all. I'll try to
remember or find the book.

m a m

On 9/4/07, Stephen Goranson <goranson at> wrote:
> OED has 1864 for this Chinese geometrical puzzle.

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