Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:00 PM
1601 East-West Road, Honolulu
THE FORBIDDEN GAME: GOLF AND THE CHINESE DREAM
Where: East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road
When: May 20 2015 – 12:00pm until May 20 2015 – 1:00pm
What: Join award-winning journalist Dan Washburn for a discussion of his recent 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.
Dan’s writing has appeared in The Economist, The Atlantic, Slate, Golf Digest and many others. He is also the founding editor of Shanghaiist.com, one of the most widely read English-language websites about China. His book The Forbidden Game was named one of the best books of the year by The Financial Times.
Moderating the conversation will be author and Honolulu Magazine Senior Editor Don Wallace.
Admission to this public event is free; seating list limited.
Please RSVP: Phone: 808-944-7111 or EWCInfo@EastWestCenter.org
Paid parking available on the UH Manoa campus
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