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The Forbidden Game
Author: Dan Washburn

ISBN: 9781780747392
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 14 October 2016
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.7
Description:
Award-winning journalist Dan Washburn uses golf as the lens through which to examine modern China and all its contradictions and complications

It's still known as the 'rich man's game' and considered taboo, and yet golf is booming in China - hundreds of new courses have opened in the past decade, despite it being illegal for anyone to build them. Award-winning journalist Dan Washburn follows the lives of three men intimately involved in China's bizarre golf scene.

We meet Zhou, a peasant turned golf pro who sees the game as his way into China's new middle class; Wang, a lychee farmer whose life is transformed when a massive, top-secret resort springs up next door; and Martin, a Western executive maneuvering through a highly political business environment, ever watchful for Beijing's 'golf police.' Charting these three different paths to the new Chinese Dream, The Forbidden Game is a rich and arresting portrait of a country of contradictions.

About the Author

Dan Washburn is an award-winning reporter and managing editor at the Asia Society. His ...

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