A lovely review from Maura Elizabeth Cunningham: Yet as Dan Washburn writes in his compelling new book, The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream, golf “offers a unique window into today’s China,” a country of paradoxes perhaps best exemplified by the fact that although construction of new golf courses has been banned in China […]
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.”
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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 this day and age, we’ve come to expect to see images of U.S. presidents gracing gossip websites and the covers of tabloid newspapers. But rarely, as it was recently, is golf at the heart of the discussion. After breaking briefly from a two-week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard to publicly address the savage beheading of […]
Glenda Korporaal writes: An award-winning American reporter who lived in China for 10 years, Washburn uses stories about these people involved in the booming golf business to provide an insight into the China dream that has had a tectonic impact on the world, and the Australian economy in particular. Anyone trying to come to grips […]
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 […]