Sunday 24 April, 6pm – The FCC’s Old China Hand Game Show

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Date(s) - Sunday, April 24 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Shanghai Brewery


Old China hand Kaiser Kuo brings this roadshow to the FCC in Shanghai. This Jeopardy!-style competition will pit several China hands and foreign correspondents against each other in a three-round, multi-category free-for-all. Attendees will also get a chance to test their China knowledge in an audience-round. Topics include journalism, current events, Chinese history, and much more, with prizes in the form of craft beers! Writer and Bookworm Literary Festival coordinator Anthony Tao will assist.

Contestants include:

Andrew Browne is a columnist and senior correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. He started his career in journalism in 1982 at the South China Morning Post and then moved to Reuters News Agency, where he worked for 20 years. He joined the Journal in 2004, and was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2007.

Patrick Cranley is president of Historic Shanghai, and managing director of the public relations agency Asia Media. A frequent speaker on Shanghai history, architecture, society and business, he has been a student of Chinese affairs for more than 30 years, and has lived in China for two decades. He is co-author of two of the “Shanghai Walks” books.

Spencer Dodington is co-owner of boutique travel consultancy Luxury Concierge China, and has worked in corporate strategy, tourism and architecture since moving to Shanghai in 1995. He is co-author of the book Shanghai’s Art Deco Master and The Where’s Where of the Who’s Who of Old Shanghai.

Graham Earnshaw is publisher of China Economic Review and of Earnshaw Books. A businessman, writer and musician, he first visited the China mainland in 1978 and has visited every province and region in China. He worked for Reuters for nearly two decades in Asia before becoming an entrepreneur.

Lisa Movius is the China Bureau Chief of The Art Newspaper, and previously freelanced for publications including WWD, Art in America and The Wall Street Journal. She has lived in Shanghai and covered its arts, music and culture since 1998. She co-founded of the SFCC and spent six years on the board.

Simon Rabinovitch joined The Economist as Asia economics editor in 2014, primarily focused on Chinese economics and finance. Prior to that he was a correspondent with the Financial Times. He started as a reporter with Reuters in London and arrived in China in 2007 to cover the economy.

Categories may include:

Celebrating 5000 – er, make that 10 – Years (recent history)
Pet the Grass Mud Horse (Internet memes and slang)
Hurting the Feelings of the Chinese People (giving offense)
I’ve Read All Four of Your Novels (classical Chinese literature)
LAOWAI! HEY! LAOWAI! (Famous foreigners)
The Countryside Surrounds the City (geography)
One Dream (sports and games)
SAPPRFT May Disapprove (movies)
Stinking Ninth Category (Intellectuals)
The Situation is Excellent (politics)

Venue: Shanghai Brewery
15 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu, Xuhui district
Time: Sunday 24 April, 6-8pm (doors open at 6pm, event starts at 6:30pm)
Price: 50RMB SFCC members; 100RMB non-members.
Price includes two drinks (food can be purchased from Shanghai Brewery’s regular menu)


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