Beijing, China

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:45 PM
Beijing Bookworm
Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream – Book Talk with Dan Washburn
Moderated by Andrew Browne of The Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, November 5th at 7:30pm
50RMB (40 RMB for members)

The Bookworm will host an award-winning journalist Dan Washburn as he launches his new book, The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream, which uses the politically taboo topic of golf to paint what critics are calling “an illuminating portrait of modern China.” The Forbidden Game follows the lives of three men intimately involved in China’s bizarre golf scene, where new golf courses are at once banned and booming. Washburn, who lived in China from 2002 to 2011, spent more than seven years researching and writing the book described as “strikingly original” by The Wall Street Journal and “gripping” by The Economist.