Dan Washburn, author of The Forbidden Game.
You’ve read the book, now meet the author! Award-winning journalist and founding editor of Shanghaiist Dan Washburn returns to China to talk about his new book, The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream. Tonight, he’ll be meeting with readers and signing his book at a Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club event at The Chalet. Entry is 50RMB for non-members.
Washburn lived in China from 2002 to 2011 and spent more than seven years researching and writing the book, which follows the lives of three men intimately involved in China’s bizarre golf scene, each on a different path to their own Chinese dream. The result is one of the best reviewed China books of the year: it’s been described as “strikingly original” by The Wall Street Journal, “gripping” by The Economist, and “an illuminating portrait of modern China” by other critics.
Read an excerpt of the book here.
385 Yongjia Road, by Taiyuan Road (永嘉路385号, 近太原路)
Moderated by John D Van Fleet
Admission: FCC members: free; non-members 50 RMB.
Book tickets here.
Check out details for Washburn’s other book talks in Beijing and Shanghai later this week here.