While in Beijing recently, I sat down with Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn to record an episode of their popular Sinica podcast. You can listen to it below, or read more at ChinaFile.
From the Q&A with New York Times reporter Austin Ramzy: What were your first interactions with golf like in China? Did you play much while you lived in Shanghai? I actually don’t golf, so it’s a good thing my book isn’t a how-to. My first interactions with the game in China were as a reporter. […]
From the Q&A with Justin McDonnell: How did Forbidden Game come to fruition? I guess you could say it’s been nearly a decade in the making. Not long after I started writing about the topic, I realized the story of golf in China is much bigger than golf itself. Ever since golf reemerged in China […]
Listen to BBC’s Paul Henley talk to Dan Washburn below. This interview originally ran on June 21, 2014, as part of BBC World Service’s Weekend show.
Listen to Clark Boyd’s interview with Dan Washburn below: Read the full report at PRI.org.
Read the story at WNYC.
Read the writeup on Q with Jian Ghomeshi.
Fergus Ryan writes: In his revealing and fascinating book, Washburn looks at China’s recent development through the lens of a game that was denounced by Chairman Mao as a “sport for millionaires” when the Communists took control in 1949, and was completely banned until 1984. “Golf is a topic that touches on a lot of […]
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.”
Here’s a snippet of my chat with The Wall Street Journal’s Alyssa Abkowitz: THERE’S A BAN ON GOLF COURSE DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA AND YET GOLF IS BOOMING. HOW DOES THAT WORK? There’s a [Chinese] saying I have in the book, “the mountain is high but the emperor is far away.” That sums up the disconnect […]