Shanghai, China

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 4:00 PM
M on the Bund
中国上海市外滩广东路20号7楼 邮编 200002, Shanghai, China

M Book Talk: The Forbidden Game: Golf & the Chinese Dream
With author Dan Washburn and moderator Brook Larmer of National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine

RMB 75, includes a drink, students RMB 20

Golf is booming in China, yet this “rich man’s game” is fraught with contradictions. Award-winning journalist Dan Washburn creates an arresting portrait of the contradictions that shape a changing China as he follows the lives of three men intimately involved in China’s golf scene, three different paths to the new Chinese Dream.

We meet Zhou, a peasant turned golf pro who sees the game as his way into China’s new middle class; Wang, a lychee farmer whose life is transformed when a massive, top-secret resort springs up next door; and Martin, a Western executive maneuvering through a highly political business environment.

Reservations required: (86 21) 6350 9988 or click here.

About the Author:

Dan Washburn is an award-winning reporter and Chief Content Officer at the Asia Society. His writing has appeared in the FT Weekend Magazine, The Economist, the Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Policy, Golf World, Slate and ESPN.com. He is also the founding editor of Shanghaiist.com, one of the most widely read English-language websites about China. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York.