Thanks for making #ForbiddenGame a #1 #NewRelease on #NationalBookLoversDay! http://amzn.to/2av7053 #pubday (at New York, New York)The best book events feature panelists in matching outfits. @Goldkorn @ParnassusBooks1 #ForbiddenGame (at Parnassus Books)Looking for #ForbiddenGame at Page One in the Hong Kong airport? Go to the Economics section (not where all of the other China books are). (at Page One, HK International Airport)Hope it’s not a letdown when people realize it’s just me in a chair. #ForbiddenGame (at Asia Society Hong Kong Center)Come hear me ramble on about China’s #ForbiddenGame tonight at @asiasocietytx. http://fbdn.ga/1CQenMa (at Asia Society Texas Center)The #ForbiddenGame outside the Forbidden City. http://forbiddenga.me (at Tiananmen Square)Honored to present #golf legend @GaryPlayer with a signed copy of #ForbiddenGame in Shanghai. (at Shangri-La Hotel, Puxi)“There are no guardrails on the road to Qixin …” #forbiddengame #china #golfJust signed some #ForbiddenGame copies for AsiaStore at @AsiaSociety. Store details: http://fbdn.ga/1nbV6hh (at Asia Society)Setting up for the 2007 #China Tour season finale in #Beijing. http://fbdn.ga #golf #forbiddengameBuilding a #golf course in #Yunnan, #China. http://fbdn.ga #forbiddengame“The only splashes of color come from villagers’ clothing - it’s hard to keep anything clean for long.” http://fbdn.ga #china #golf #guizhou #forbiddengameA laborer inspects her handiwork at a shoreline #golf course in #Hainan, #China. http://fbdn.ga #forbiddengame#China #golf legend Zhang Lianwei sizes up a tee shot in #Beijing in 2007. http://fbdn.ga #forbiddengameWhat do you think of this Terracotta Warrior’s #golf swing? http://fbdn.ga #china #forbiddengameZhou Xunshu anxiously checks the scores after a round on the #China Tour. #golf #forbiddengame http://fbdn.gaThis photo has #China Tour written all over it. #forbiddengame #golf http://fbdn.ga“Quiet Please!” At the #Qingdao leg of the 2007 #China Tour. #golf #forbiddengame http://fbdn.gaLocal women help build a #golf course near Kunming, #China. #forbiddengame http://forbiddenga.meSeemed color appropriate for St. Paddy’s. This is what a bunker looks like before the sand. Yunnan, #China. #forbiddengame #golf #books http://forbiddenga.meThis photo ended up being used on the book’s cover. I shot it during a China Tour event in Kunming in 2007. Pictured is peasant-turned-pro-golfer Zhou Xunshu, one of the main subjects of the book. http://forbiddenga.me #forbiddengame #china #golf #books
For every copy sold I take one book off the baby. New edition out this week! http://amzn.to/2av7053 #ForbiddenGame (at Brooklyn, New York)Thanks @BankofHawaii & @EastWestCenter for bringing #ForbiddenGame to the Surf Rider Room this AM. Closest I got to surfing all trip. (at Bank of Hawaii)Great time discussing #ForbiddenGame today at @FCCHK. I will wear my tie with pride. (at Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong)Hope it’s not a letdown when people realize it’s just me in a chair. #ForbiddenGame (at Asia Society Hong Kong Center)Back at the HK hotel in which I wrote the 2010 @FTMag story that led to my #ForbiddenGame book deal.Nice catching up with former China national golf team coach @mwjdickie at HSBC Champions. #ForbiddenGame (at Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China.)The #ForbiddenGame comes home. http://forbiddenga.me (at The Bund)“The boys looked like a gang of Chinese Huckleberry Finns, ‘fluttering with rags.’” http://forbiddenga.me #china #guizhou #qixin #forbiddengameToday’s Wall Street Journal calls #ForbiddenGame “strikingly original” and “gripping.” http://forbiddenga.me #china #golfLook what I just got in the mail. #forbiddengameWorld’s largest putting course at #China’s Mission Hills #Golf Club. http://fbdn.ga #forbiddengameWatering a new #golf course in #Yunnan, #China. http://fbdn.ga #forbiddengameThe view from a #golf course construction project in #Yunnan, #China. http://fbdn.ga #forbiddengameAlong the road to Qixin village. http://fbdn.ga #china #guizhou #forbiddengameA kiss seals a victory on the #China Tour. #golf #forbiddengame http://fbdn.gaBuilding a #golf course in #Yunnan, #China. #forbiddengame http://fbdn.ga“He remembered looking across these mirror-like waters and seeing next to nothing, save for two blights on the landscape – the coal-fired power station to the north and the aluminum factory to the west.” #forbiddengame #golf #china http://fbdn.gaMeishi Mayflower #Golf Resort, Haikou, #Hainan, #China. http://forbiddenga.me #forbiddengameMigrant workers build the staff dorms at the massive Mission Hills #golf complex in #Hainan, #China. #forbiddengame http://forbiddenga.meDigging irrigation trenches for a #golf course on the coast of #China’s #Hainan island. #forbiddengame http://forbiddenga.me
.@ZhouXunshu found someone he recognized on the shelves at @strandbookstore. #ForbiddenGame (at Strand Book Store)Great time discussing #ForbiddenGame with @don212wallace at @EastWestCenter. Thanks to all who came! (at East-West Center)Great time discussing #ForbiddenGame with @ZAbdoolcarim at @AsiaSocietyHK last night. Thanks to all! (at Asia Society Hong Kong Center)Thanks to @asiasocietytx @MaggieGalehouse @brazosbookstore @HoustonChron for a great #ForbiddenGame event! http://forbiddenga.me (at Asia Society Texas Center)Thank you @brooklarmer @zhouxunshu @MontheBund @TheGlamourBar for a great #ForbiddenGame event last nite in Shanghai! (at The Glamour Bar)Thanks to @BeijingBookworm and @ABrowneWSJ for a great #ForbiddenGame event (and all of the @SlowBoatBrewery beer). (at The Bookworm Beijing)#Golf and the goddess of mercy at #China’s Mission Hills. http://forbiddenga.me #ForbiddenGame#TBT Zhou Xunshu, peasant farmer turned security guard turned pro golfer, in the mid-90s. http://forbiddenga.me #forbiddengame #china #golf#TBT Here I am giving the toast at the 2007 wedding of #ForbiddenGame’s Zhou Xunshu in Chongqing. http://fbdn.ga #china #golf“I have a feeling of sadness. This place is so remote, so wild.” http://fbdn.ga #forbiddengame #china #golfWatching the ball at a #China Tour #golf event in 2007. http://fbdn.ga #forbiddengamePeasant farmer turned security guard turned pro golfer Zhou Xunshu tees off on the #China Tour. http://fbdn.ga #golf #forbiddengame“His chain-smoking, combined with his jet-black pompadour, recalled a 50s greaser transported to rural #China.” http://fbdn.ga #forbiddengameChinese golfer Yuan Tian shares the lead after the first round of the debut #PGA Tour #China event in #Hainan. In 2007 he dyed his hair a different color for each tournament. http://fbdn.ga #golf #forbiddengameA nearly completed #golf course on #China’s #Hainan island. http://fbdn.ga #forbiddengameMeiqiu, a tiny village just outside the world’s largest #golf complex on #China’s #Hainan island. #forbiddengame http://fbdn.gaThe hotel mattress was too soft for #Chinese pro #golfer Zhou Xunshu, so he slept on the slats. #forbiddengame #china #golf http://fbdn.gaYanji Harangang #Golf Resort near #China’s border with #NorthKorea. #forbiddengame http://forbiddenga.meBefore he found #golf, Zhou Xunshu hauled backbreaking loads of coal up the mountain to his remote village in Guizhou. His legs are strong. http://forbiddenga.me #forbiddengame #china #booksOn Hainan island, dozens of tiny maze-like villages featuring tiled roofs and walls of lava rock border one of the world’s largest golf complexes. http://forbiddenga.me #forbiddengame #golf #china #hainan