Over the years, golf legend Jack Nicklaus has been one of the most prolific course architects working in China. But it’s clear the place has even the Golden Bear a bit befuddled. Speaking with Bloomberg’s Shelby Holliday recently, Nicklaus understandably appeared a bit frustrated by the current state of things in China, where the government […]
LOS ANGELES, September 17 — Thanks to Asia Society Southern California and the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California for setting up a great event. Some photos have been uploaded here.
Above, please find highlight clips from my first Forbidden Game book event, held July 24, 2014, at my hometown library in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Moderator for the evening was Sam Bidleman, my high school journalism teacher. It was an amazing, and meaningful, way to kick off my book “tour.”
Recorded Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Asia Society in New York. Watch the complete program: Or a highlight, entitled ‘The Other Side of the Chinese Dream’:
In advance of my New York book event tomorrow at Asia Society, my colleagues at ChinaFile put together a nice little 30-second teaser video, which is embedded above. If the video piques your interest, and you happen to be in the New York area, stop by 725 Park Avenue at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September […]
Last week I sat down with Jessica Marksbury in Golf.com’s New York studio to talk about The Forbidden Game and China’s complicated relationship with golf. Watch above, or click here. I was also quoted in a related story, “China’s recent golf course crackdown masks staggering pace of construction.”
According to a CCTV report, a “special kindergarten” in Shanghai is teaching its male students “how to be tougher” — and golf, apparently, is part of the recipe.
This has nothing to do with China, but there are parallels between the themes covered in this ESPN E:60 documentary short entitled “Mumbai Masters” and those found in Par for China, especially the inspring story of my protagonist Zhou Xunshu. And anyway, it’s just a good video. Enjoy.
Following up on last month’s segment, CNN has once again turned its cameras on Zhou Xunshu, the peasant-farmer-turned-security-guard-turned-professional-golfer who plays a major role in my upcoming book about the development of golf in China. CNN’s latest short piece is entitled “The rise of Chongqing” — but it’s all about Zhou. To learn more about Zhou, […]
CNN’s Living Golf program posted a series of stories about golf in China earlier this month. For the most part, they did a fine job and offer the viewer a decent overview of what’s going on here — or as much of an overview as you could expect in around 15 minutes. Sure there is […]