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“The Role of Sports in China’s Global Emergence" @ World Affairs Council
Date Thursday March 02
Time 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
World Affairs Council
312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Conference Room
San Francisco
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKay Sato
Event @ the World Affairs Council, 3/2

What: “The Role of Sports in China’s Global Emergence"

Who: Brook Larmer, Newsweek bureau chief in Buenos Aires, Miami, Hong Kong, and Shanghai; author of Operation Yao Ming

Event: The NBA’s 7’5” all-star Yao Ming has changed the face of basketball, revitalizing a league desperate for a new hero while becoming a multimillionaire pitchman for Reebok and McDonald’s. But his journey to America—like that of his forgotten foil, Wang Zhizhi—began long before he set foot on the world’s brightest stage. Journalist and author Brook Larmer joins the World Affairs Council to share a unique glimpse of the story behind NBA giant Yao Ming, the Chinese sports machine that created him and the East-West struggle over China's most famous son.

When: Thursday, March 2; Check In: 5:30 PM, Program: 6:00 PM

Where: World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco

Admission Costs: Council members: FREE; Students w/ ID: $5; Non-members: $15

Info: (415) 293-4600,,
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 11:51 AM

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