The Forbidden Game

Golf and the Chinese Dream
Product Number: EB00670126
Released: Jul 18, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781786070203
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Financial Times Best Book of 2014 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.

Author(s): Dan Washburn
Original Publish Date: Jul 18, 2016

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Author(s): Dan Washburn
Product Number EB00651688
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781780741055

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