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Book Title: The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream|
The size of the: 13.45 MB
Edition: Oneworld Publications
Date of issue: July 15th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781851689484
The author of the book: Dan Washburn
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Financial Times Best Book of 2014
The Wall Street Journal
"Gripping … Revealing … Brings China to life in a way that outlandish-but-true statistics cannot"
"Marvelous and subtle … Engrossing … A book about money, power and whim that tells you everything you need to know about modern China."
In China, just because something is banned, doesn’t mean it can’t boom …
In October 2015, the Chinese Communist Party banned its 88 million members from excessive drinking, improper sexual relationships … and holding golf club memberships. But, with “the rich man’s game” about to appear in the Olympics for the first time in 112 years, they also began to spend unprecedented sums on their own national golf team.
Through the lives of three men intimately involved in China’s bizarre golf scene, award-winning journalist Dan Washburn paints an arresting portrait of a country of contradictions. A villager named Wang sees his life transformed when a top-secret golf resort springs up next to his farm — despite the building of golf courses being illegal. Western executive Martin, whose firm manages the construction of golf courses, is always looking over his shoulder for Beijing’s “golf police.” And for security guard Zhou, making it as a professional golfer could be his way into China’s new middle class.
Using the unique lens of The Forbidden Game, Washburn gleans rich insights into the politics and people of one of the most powerful and enigmatic nations on earth.
Read information about the authorDan Washburn is an award-winning journalist and author of The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream , which The Wall Street Journal called "strikingly original," The Economist called "gripping," and The Financial Times named one of the Best Books of 2014. Dan's writing has appeared in The New York Times, FT Weekend Magazine, Slate, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, The Economist, Golf World, Golf Digest, ESPN.com, The Telegraph, Quartz, CNN Money, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. His work has been featured in the anthologies Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China and Inside the Ropes: Sportswriters Get Their Game On. Dan is also the founding editor of Shanghaiist.com, one of the most widely read English-language websites about China. After almost a decade in China, he now works as Chief Content Officer at the Asia Society and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Bliss, their daughter Isabelle, and the family dogs Ozzie and Tux. Visit Dan online at danwashburn.com.
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