China Golf Author to be Guest on BTR China Conversation
Dan Washburn author of Par For China to be guest on China Conversations
05.01.2009 – China Conversation, with Des Walsh and Lonnie Hodge, airs weekly
on BlogTalkRadio. The next show scheduled for May 7, 2009 at 8:30 A.M. China time,
will feature journalist, blogger, author and entrepreneur Dan Washburn from
Shanghai. Washburn, the founder of The respected Shanghaiist website, will talk
about his upcoming book Par For China and his acquired for golf in China and the
remarkable players of the China Golf Tour.
The unscripted China Conversations features thought leaders in China Business,
Medicine, Arts, Culture, Journalism and Social Media and is hosted by two tireless
raconteurs in Hodge and Walsh. Past Guests have included film director Siok Siok
Tan, Chinese Medical Healer Debra X. Hayes, Consultant and author Hai Hua
Zhang, and others.
Washburn,an expat businessman in China for almost a decade, views The Omega
China Tour as the perfect metaphor though which foreigners and natives can both
better understand the monumental changes that China has experienced as well as
the challenges yet to come. Washburn has a wealth of heartsongs and tales of
triumph from the self made professionals that created the China Golf Tour.
From Par For China:
Dan Washburn, a 34-year-old American journalist who has been based in Shanghai
since 2002, has already committed one year of his life and several thousand dollars
of his own savings to the Par for China book project, which saw him go on the road
with the golfers of the China Tour in 2007. Washburn’s work has appeared in
Budget Travel, ESPN.com, Outside’s GO, Business China (part of The Economist),
Economist.com, Baseball America and the South China Morning Post.
Before moving to China, Washburn spent four years writing for a daily newspaper 45
minutes northeast of Atlanta. Washburn won the Georgia Sports Writers
Association’s top prize in Outdoors Writing four years in a row.