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  •  Spa and Pilates Package

    2018 Dec 17th, Mon 9:45 am

    Stiff neck? Tight shoulders? Sore hips? Figure out what causes tension in your body and ways to alleviate it with a 55-minute Pilates session (small group class, 1-on-4), followed by a full body oil massage (60min). This blissful 2 hour package will help you gain the strength, stability, and balance necessary to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. DATE: Monday, December 17 TIME: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm VENUE: SPA Subconscious, 183 Fumin Road, near...

  •  7 Days Jewel of Myanmar

    2018 Dec 20th, Thu

    This trip will focus on 3 locations- Yangon, Bagan and Inle Lake. Yangon is the gateway to the country and city of the Shwedagon Pagoda, which is coated with 60 tons of pure gold. Bagan is a spectacular religious archaeological site with thousands of stupas, temples, and monasteries spread over 42 kilometers of countryside set along the Ayeyarwady River. Inle Lake is a scenic gem nestled on the Shan Plateau, with its famous leg-rowing Intha...

  •  Gold and Jade (NEW)

    2019 Jan 8th, Tue 9:45 am

    Have you ever wondered why the Chinese are obsessed with jade and gold? Today we will explore a famous local jewelry shopping mall within the Yuyuan Garden area with our local guide Lisa Zhu. Jewelry professionals will teach us about the different types of jade, the significance of the designs, and why it is so valuable. We will then continue by exploring selected gold shops. Lisa will explain the different occasions when gold is given...

  •  Peruvian Cooking Workshop (NEW)

    2019 Jan 9th, Wed 11:45 am

    Opened in 2017, COLCA is a fusion cuisine restaurant providing Peruvian food with a Nikkei influence. Please join us as we work with the COLCA chef to assemble and taste three yummy recipes: Fish Tiradito (a cold dish), Papa Rellena (a hot dish), and Alfajores (a Peruvian dessert). After the workshop we will enjoy one of COLCA’s classic house dishes, Barcelona Style Seafood Rice, followed by Petit Fours for dessert.   DATE: Wednesday, January 9...

  •  Urban Escape SPA (NEW)

    2019 Jan 11th, Fri 9:45 am

    A tranquil oasis in the heart of the Former French Concession, Subconscious Day Spa invites us to rejuvenate our body and spirit with a pampering spa package. We’ll enjoy a basic manicure and a 60-minute oil massage with four (4) choices of pure natural massage oil blends.   DATE: Friday, January 11 TIME: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm VENUE: SPA Subconscious, 183 Fumin Rd. (metro line 7 to Jing’an Temple station, exit 8, about a...

  •  Wine Tasting- Exploring Varietals (NEW)

    2019 Jan 11th, Fri 6:45 pm

    Wine lovers often wonder: “what does each variety of grape contribute to the blend? Can you really tell the difference between every type of grape?” An excellent question indeed! In this tasting, we will explore this topic and look at the specific characteristics of a few commonly used grape varietals in Bordeaux and Tuscany – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese.   Date: Friday, January 11 Time: 6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm Venue: Pudao...

  •  Bend & Brew (NEW)

    2019 Jan 13th, Sun 9:45 am

    Join us for a fun-filled morning of yoga at Stone Brewing. Meredith Bosco comes to Shanghai from San Francisco with over six (6) years of experience teaching yoga. She will lead us in a one-hour session that is good for all levels, from beginner to advanced. After class, we will cool down with a drink from Stone Brewing. A 10% discount on a food order is available for those who wish to stay for lunch....

  •  Chinese Health Care 101: “Dying to Survive” (NEW)

    2019 Jan 13th, Sun 2:15 pm

    Ever wonder how the Chinese National social security system works? How does it impact local citizens? Is the working population happy about the system? “Dying to Survive”, a Chinese movie, will help us understand the challenges the populace faces in order to survive. Join Lisa Zhu in the viewing of this English-subtitled film. She will explain how the system works and answer our questions. Wine will be served during the presentation, followed by an optional...

  •  Coffee Morning (NEW)

    2019 Jan 14th, Mon 10:00 am

    Please join us for our Monthly Coffee Morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy some coffee and snacks, shop at the vendors’ tables (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there!   DATE: Monday, January 14 TIME: 10am to 12pm VENUE: Regal International East Asia Hotel, Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Rd., near Wuxing Rd. (metro line 1 to...

  •  Under the Phoenix Trees (NEW)

    2019 Jan 15th, Tue 10:15 am

    Come with Maja von dem Bongart, sinologist, historian, and 20-plus-years resident of Shanghai, and walk the alleys and streets in the heart of the Former French Concession (FFC). Winter is the perfect time to view the variety of architectural styles, the details of which create the unique atmosphere of the FFC, giving us a glimpse into its exciting past where glamour met gangsters, Chinese mixed with foreigners, and rich businessmen lived alongside poor refugees.  ...

  •  Essential Oils for Beginners (NEW)

    2019 Jan 16th, Wed 9:45 am

    If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils.  Over 3,000 aromatic compounds have been identified to date and are found in the seeds, stems, flowers and other parts of plants. Please join Ilse Dumont for an introduction to essential oils, their properties, benefits and uses. You will have the chance to feel and smell many oils during the workshop, learning their benefits and when to...

  •  Chinese New Year Decorations – Knots (NEW)

    2019 Jan 17th, Thu 10:15 am

    The red square knot, with its auspicious meaning, can be seen everywhere during the Chinese New Year festival period. Now you can make one for your home. Come and join us for a fun morning with Valerie Wu as she teaches us how to make a simple wall decoration or a pendant. No prior knotting experience is necessary. All materials will be provided. Valerie Wu has taught jewelry classes in Shanghai and Hong Kong and...

  •  Exhibition Heteroglossia At HOW Art Museum (NEW)

    2019 Jan 17th, Thu 1:45 pm

    The term heteroglossia was coined in 1934 by the literary theorist Mikhail Bahktin who believed that co-existence and conflict arising from multiple voices and points of view best served the role of language. This concept has also been extended to the visual arts and takes, as its title, the international group exhibition on view at the HOW Art Museum. Join Julie Chun, Adjunct Professor of Art History, as we explore the multiple visual voices of...

  •  3 DAYS HARBIN –  Ice Wonderland (FULL)

    2019 Jan 18th, Fri

    This event is already full. There is a second trip on January 25-27th.   Renowned as the home of ice and snow, Harbin holds its annual International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival from January to early February.  Thousands of exquisitely-made ice lanterns, ice carvings and snow sculptures grace snow-covered parks, public squares and major streets, turning the city into a dreamlike world of pure whiteness and gleaming crystal.  Online pictures cannot fully capture the magic...

  •  No More ABC – Anything But Chardonnay (NEW)

    2019 Jan 18th, Fri 6:45 pm

    Poor old chardonnay!  The much-maligned grape has taken a battering in recent decades with the popular acronym ‘ABC’ (anything but chardonnay) becoming commonplace. But Paty, Laowines resident wine expert, wants to change that way of thinking. She’ll introduce us to the countless varieties of chardonnays as we spend a fun evening learning about this amazing grape. We’ll sample six wines, discover just how much variety this plucky little grape has, and maybe find one we...

  •  CNY Traditions: Calligraphy Couplet Making (NEW)

    2019 Jan 20th, Sun 1:45 pm

    The Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) is full of many traditions and celebrations. Join us for an interesting and fun afternoon of as we learn about the Spring Festival and the lunar calendar. We will be introduced to the traditions followed during this time of year, including the giving of red envelopes and decorating doorways with red banners (couplets). We will have a short calligraphy lesson and make our own couplets to decorate our doorways....

  •  Arm Knitting – Scarf (NEW)

    2019 Jan 21st, Mon 9:45 am

    The days are certainly cooler, which means it’s the perfect time for chunky knits! Get to grips with the very fun and speedy craft of arm knitting! Using super chunky yarn, you will learn the technique of knitting using your arms as the knitting needles! No experience of knitting required – we guarantee you will pick up this easy technique super fast!   Date: Monday, January 21 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue: Craft’d...

  •  Beer Chicken & Half-Moon Shaped Dumplings (NEW)

    2019 Jan 22nd, Tue 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to prepare two dishes. We will start with Beer Chicken, a wok stir-fry dish. We will then make Half-Moon Shaped Dumplings. Afterward, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we created. A vegetarian option can be arranged in advance.  ...

  •  Newcomers’ Reception (NEW)

    2019 Jan 23rd, Wed 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the Shanghai Expat Association? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about SEA and make new friends. To become a member, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid September 2018 – August 2019). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning.   DATE: Wednesday, January 23 TIME: 10am to 12pm VENUE: Regal...

  •  Celebrate Chinese New Year with Dim Sum (NEW)

    2019 Jan 23rd, Wed 11:30 am

    In the lead-up to this most auspicious time on the Chinese calendar, please join us at Canton Table on the historic Bund. Canton Table combines the nostalgic style of the shikumen with modern simplicity, while providing us with a magnificent Shanghai skyline view. The team at Canton Table, headed by 30-year veteran Master Chef Eason Man, has designed a fabulous selection of Cantonese-style dim sum for us to share and enjoy. As an added bonus,...

  •  Digital Scrapbooking (NEW)

    2019 Jan 24th, Thu 12:15 pm

    Are you tired of the mess that paper scrapbooking makes? Would you prefer to save money while making your scrapbook pages? Do you worry about not being ‘creative’ enough to scrapbook? Then digital scrapbooking may be for you! During this class you will learn how to make a digital scrapbook page using Photoshop Elements. Later, this page can be printed individually or put into a bound printed photo book with other digital pages you create...

  •  Timeless Antique Treasures Home Visit (NEW)

    2019 Jan 24th, Thu 9:15 pm

    Who would think that an apartment near Yuyuan Garden would be full of treasures from the last century? Please join our guide Lisa Zhu for a private visit to a local home. The owner, Mr. Zhao, is a carpenter with a passion for antiques and music who makes rare traditional Chinese instruments and furniture. We will visit his amazing collection, which spans from the Ming and Qing dynasties through the Cultural Revolution—he may even be...

  •  3 Days Harbin – Ice Wonderland (SECOND TRIP)

    2019 Jan 25th, Fri

    Renowned as the home of ice and snow, Harbin holds its annual International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival from January to early February.  Thousands of exquisitely-made ice lanterns, ice carvings and snow sculptures grace snow-covered parks, public squares and major streets, turning the city into a dreamlike world of pure whiteness and gleaming crystal.  Online pictures cannot fully capture the magic of this place.  You must experience it in person to truly grasp the magnificence...

  •  Tai Chi Yang Style (NEW)

    2019 Jan 25th, Fri 9:45 am

    Tai Chi Yang style is based on the principles of traditional Chinese philosophy of Ying and Yang. Tai Chi Yang style combines martial arts movements with the breathing exercises of Qigong, making the energy move smoothly along your energy lines. As we practice Tai Chi Yang style, we will find our movements are elegant and our steps are agile and sturdy. It is a special combination of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ exercises, with benefits including healing...

  •  Art Exhibition @ Maya (NEW)

    2019 Jan 27th, Sun 1:45 pm

    Please join us for an exclusive exhibition of the works of Senegalese artist, Paulin.  Paulin is from Casamance in southern Senegal and studied Beaux-Arts in Dakar.  He works as an artist and interior design architect in Senegal, Tunisia and now in Shanghai.  Paulin’s paintings are inspired by daily life here and there and are related to “Art Naïf” style. Enjoy free flow tea and coffee while enjoying the artwork and then snack on dessert Churros...

  •  Chinese Paper Cutting Workshop (NEW)

    2019 Jan 28th, Mon 9:45 am

    Join us as we learn about and experience this beautiful and traditional Chinese hand-crafted art. We will learn about the fascinating history of paper cutting and make our own original Chinese paper cutting pieces.   DATE: Monday, January 28 TIME: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm VENUE: Miracle Mandarin, 21F 319 Changde Rd., near Beijing Rd. (W) (metro line 2 or 7 to Jing’an Temple station, exit 4 if line 2 or exit 10 if line...

  •  Ceramic Tile Painting (NEW)

    2019 Jan 30th, Wed 12:45 pm

    Ceramic tile painting has a long, fascinating history in China. It is believed that the process of creating an original piece can show one’s sincerity. We will learn how to create our own tile by drawing our pattern, carving the lines, coloring the title, and finally firing our creation. We will leave with our own work of art.   DATE: Wednesday, January 30 TIME: 12:45pm Registration, 1pm to 3pm VENUE: Mandarin Inn Building 1, 1280...

  •  Survey of Art in China – Session 5

    2019 Jan 31st, Thu 1:45 pm

    China Art Museum Art took a turn towards modernism in Shanghai. Why was that historically significant to the city of Shanghai? How did its locality and history attribute to the shifting conditions in society? How did the emergence of the Shanghai School painters disrupt the literati tradition? This fifth session of the Survey of Art in China series, taught by Adjunct Professor of Art History Julie Chun, will take place at the China Art Museum,...

  •  Symbols and Traditions for Chinese New Year (NEW)

    2019 Feb 1st, Fri 10:15 am

    Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China. Different traditions have developed during more than 500 hundred years of Chinese history. Lisa Zhu will teach us about the many customs for celebrating this special holiday and the meaning of the symbols we see during this time of the year. After this special event you will have a better understanding of this holiday and the people and culture of China. A set lunch will...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2019 Feb 11th, Mon 10:00 am

    Please join us for our Monthly Coffee Morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy some coffee and snacks, shop at the vendors’ tables (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there! DATE: Monday, February 11 TIME: 10am to 12pm VENUE: Regal International East Asia Hotel, Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Rd., near Wuxing Rd. (metro line 1 to Hengshan...

  •  Shanghai History Revisited (NEW)

    2019 Feb 12th, Tue 10:15 am

    Join us as we discover the treasures of the Shanghai Archives, hidden in a historic building on the Bund. Maja von dem Bongart, sinologist and historian, will lead us on a journey through the modern history of Shanghai as she builds a chronological arch starting in the early days of Shanghai as a bustling trading port, moving through the foreign concessions era and “new China” and the remarkable changes of the last few years, and...

  •  Valentine´s Day Pastry Class (NEW)

    2019 Feb 14th, Thu 8:45 am

    Learn how to make your own “Le Fraisier.” The Classic Fraisier Cake is a long-established, sophisticated French delicacy traditionally comprised of a genoise (sponge cake), imbibed with a sweet kirsch syrup, filled with fresh strawberries and vanilla-flavored mousseline cream, and topped with a thin layer of tinted almond paste. Participation in this event is limited, however two time slots are available. Please indicate your preferred time when emailing your registration.   DATE: Thursday, February 14...

  •  Wine Tasting- Can China Produce Good Wine? (NEW)

    2019 Feb 15th, Fri 6:45 pm

    Expats tend to be pretty dismissive of Chinese wine. At the same time, reports come fairly regularly with gushing praise for China’s burgeoning viticulture and soon-to-be-great wine regions. Tonight, we’ll celebrate the New Year and try some Chinese wines. Are we ready to embrace local hongjiu?    Date: Friday, February 15 Time: 6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm Venue: Pudao Wines 376 Wukang Rd., House 102, Ferguson Lane (metro line 10 to Shanghai Library station, exit 1,...

  •  Express Beauty Package (NEW)

    2019 Feb 19th, Tue 9:45 am

    Start with an ultrasonic cleansing facial (45 minutes) that aims to cleanse and revitalize your face to a healthy, radiant glow. Choose between four different facial masks that suit your own skin condition. Finish with a basic manicure to spruce up your hands!   DATE: Tuesday, February 19 TIME: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 11:30pm VENUE: Subconscious Spa 183 Fumin Rd., Jing’an (metro line 7 to Jing’an Temple station, exit 8) 富民路183号 COST: RMB 500 (includes...

  •  Silk Screening Workshop (NEW)

    2019 Feb 19th, Tue 11:45 am

    Silk-screening is the process of pulling ink through a screen via a stenciled image, in order to transfer designs onto fabric or paper. It is widely used for the commercial printing of t-shirts and posters and is a popular art form. Join Paula MacMillan Perich in her Arts Inc. Studio space to transfer images onto your t-shirts, tote bag or paper. You will make 10 prints in total. Bring your own t-shirt/s or purchase them...

  •  Classical Chinese Gardening (NEW)

    2019 Feb 20th, Wed 10:15 am

    Have you ever meandered through a Chinese garden in Shanghai or Suzhou and wondered about its elements and design? Let’s visit Yu Garden, one of the exquisite gardens of old Shanghai, together with sinologist and historian Maja von dem Bongart and learn the principles and ideas behind the classic Chinese garden. We’ll learn the history, the construction rules, and the purpose of Chinese gardens. Maja will explain why we see more rocks than flowers, and...

  •  Nanxun Culinary Tour (NEW)

    2019 Feb 21st, Thu 8:15 am

    The ancient town of Nanxun, which means “south of the water,” is highly rated due to its stunning architecture and magnificent gardens. Wealthy silk merchants eventually retired here, bringing with them a western influence. Shanghai and Beyond will guide you through domestic architecture to private venues for locals, including an exclusive retirement community of former high-level government employees, teachers, and civil servants. We’ll tour the residence as the retirees share their wisdom and stories, and...

  •  Legendary Sichuan Hotpot (NEW)

    2019 Feb 21st, Thu 10:45 am

    Join this amazing food experience and learn how a hotpot chain creates and captures value through its focus on customer service. Hotpot is a type of cuisine in which raw meats, fish, tofu, vegetables, and noodles are cooked in steaming pots of broth at the diner’s table. We will visit this legendary hotpot establishment and get an insider’s experience as we learn about their secrets including employee motivation and service innovation. Our tour will include...

  •  Sugar Workshop (NEW)

    2019 Feb 22nd, Fri 9:45 am

    Improve your relationship with sugar and notice an immediate change in your energy levels, alertness, sleep quality, and so much more. Understand why it is so hard to resist and learn tips to help children with this challenge. This workshop will include a step-by-step guide to getting started resetting your taste buds. Tanja Smits is a Holistic Health Coach and passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. She loves to work with women and families to...

  •  Survey of Art in China – Session 6 (NEW)

    2019 Feb 22nd, Fri 1:45 pm

    Towards Modernism For our sixth session in the series Survey of Art in China, we turn our attention to the frequently asked question “What makes Chinese art modern?”  Through a systematic study examining the social and political context following the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864), Art Historian Julie Chun will take us back in time to a pivotal juncture in China’s history when art took a turn towards modernism within the confluence of East and West at...

  •  Trans-Tasman Wines (NEW)

    2019 Feb 22nd, Fri 6:45 pm

    Spend an evening with Paty, Laowines resident wine expert, and experience some of the great wines on offer from Australia and New Zealand. Learn how, and why, the vineyards in these countries are able to make such amazing wines—think juicy shirazes and mouth-watering sauvignon blancs—with a few surprises along the way. It never hurts to have more favorite wines!   DATE: Friday, February 22 TIME:   6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm VENUE:   Laowines Tasting...

  •  European Wine Meets Chinese Food (NEW)

    2019 Feb 23rd, Sat 2:45 pm

    Paul, the owner of Luccios, will spend a Saturday afternoon with SEA introducing us to European wines. Each wine is chosen to enhance the flavor of the Chinese tapas we will taste. Paul, who is also a wine importer, will collaborate with Lisa Zhu, our local guide, to create a memorable and authentic Chinese dining experience. Are you ready for a delicious afternoon meal consisting of four wines and four dishes?   DATE: Saturday, February...

  •  Lipsticks and Lip Balms (NEW)

    2019 Feb 25th, Mon 9:45 am

    In this two hour session you will have the opportunity to make your own lipstick using natural ingredients such as beeswax, rose oil and almond oil. You will also get to choose your own color. The lipsticks and balms can also be infused with a hint of fragrance. By the end of the class you will be able to take away up to 12 handmade lipsticks, ready to be added to your daily make up...

  •  Spicy & Sour Soup with Twisted Steamed Buns (NEW)

    2019 Feb 26th, Tue 9:45 am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Please join us for this Chinese cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to prepare two dishes. We will start with Spicy & Sour Soup. We will then make Twisted Steamed Buns. Afterward, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we create. A vegetarian option can be arranged in advance.   DATE: Tuesday,...

  •  Lantern Festival – Tuesday (NEW)

    2019 Feb 26th, Tue 6:30 pm

    One of the most important holidays, Chinese New Year, is approaching—the year of the pig! Shanghai expat expert Lisa Zhu will take us on a night tour of the beautiful Yu Gardens Lantern Festival (yuanxiao), and enlighten us with the history and culture of this Chinese festival. There will be photo opportunities with beautiful lanterns strung throughout the paths of Yu Garden, leading to the Nine-Bend Bridge and the Tea House. We’ll solve New Year’s...

  •  The Art of Qigong (NEW)

    2019 Feb 27th, Wed 9:45 am

    Qigong is a 4000-year-old system of deep-breathing exercises to move internal energy, called Qi. Shanghai Qigong Research Institute in the Xuhui District is the only official research institute of its kind in China today. It was founded 30 years ago, when there was an estimated 200 million people actively practicing the tradition. Together with Janny Chun from Shanghai Pathways, we will explore the Qigong museum and learn the history of Qigong and its relationship with...

  •  Newcomers’ Reception

    2019 Feb 27th, Wed 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the Shanghai Expat Association? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about SEA and make new friends. To become a member, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid September 2018 – August 2019). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning.   DATE: Wednesday, February 27 TIME:   10am to 12pm VENUE:...

  •  Lantern Festival – Wednesday (NEW)

    2019 Feb 27th, Wed 6:30 pm

    One of the most important holidays, Chinese New Year, is approaching—the year of the pig! Shanghai expat expert Lisa Zhu will take us on a night tour of the beautiful Yu Gardens Lantern Festival (yuanxiao), and enlighten us with the history and culture of this Chinese festival. There will be photo opportunities with beautiful lanterns strung throughout the paths of Yu Garden, leading to the Nine-Bend Bridge and the Tea House. We’ll solve New Year’s...

  •  Stylish Knotted Necklace – Ceiling Knot (NEW)

    2019 Feb 28th, Thu 9:45 am

    Come and discover the variety of Chinese knots that can adorn your hand-strung jewelry. In this class, Valerie will show us how to make a simple and stylish corded bracelet/necklace with one of the most decorative Chinese knots: Ceiling Knot (Zao Jing Knot藻井). If you are fast, you can also make a pair of earrings using this knot. All materials are provided and no prior knotting experience is needed.   DATE: Thursday, February 28 TIME:...

  •  116 Art Space with Artist Jin Shan (NEW)

    2019 Feb 28th, Thu 1:45 pm

    Andrew Ruff came to China in 1989 after graduation to get a “perspective-change” from his life in America. Together with his wife Ling Ling, the couple have been collecting Chinese contemporary art for over 20 years, amassing more than 100 works by many Shanghainese artists. In 2017, they acquired an empty space across the lane from where they reside. Named 166 Art Space, they have created a space with a livingroom-like salon atmosphere where art...

  •  Lantern Festival – Thursday (NEW)

    2019 Feb 28th, Thu 6:30 pm

    One of the most important holidays, Chinese New Year, is approaching—the year of the pig! Shanghai expat expert Lisa Zhu will take us on a night tour of the beautiful Yu Gardens Lantern Festival (yuanxiao), and enlighten us with the history and culture of this Chinese festival. There will be photo opportunities with beautiful lanterns strung throughout the paths of Yu Garden, leading to the Nine-Bend Bridge and the Tea House. We’ll solve New Year’s...

  •  Thousand Islands Lake Tour (NEW)

    2019 Apr 13th, Sat

    Escape city life with a two-day bike ride around Thousand Islets Lake (Qiandao Lake). SEA will join Bato for a weekend of exercise for the body and soul. Day one will consist of a beautiful bike ride, lunch, and a one-night stay in the ancient city of Qinchuan. The next day we will explore this picturesque village, take a short hike, and continue our bike ride around the lake. Detailed information in PDF Departure: Saturday,...

  •  Intoxicating Yangzhou (NEW)

    2019 Apr 23rd, Tue

    Explore the ancient city of Yangzhou with Shanghai and Beyond for an overnight adventure. Discover the Han dynasty tombs of Prince Guangling, the residence and gardens of a salt merchant, Guyuan, and the market street, Dongguan. Take a boat ride on Slender West Lake and explore the night market. Learn about the famous knives of Yangzhou and visit a barbershop where hair is trimmed using ancient techniques. Detailed information in PDF DEPARTURE Tuesday, April 23...

  •  Yangtze River Cruise

    2019 May 30th, Thu

    Cruise along the longest River in China – the third longest in the world. This cruise will take you through the heart of China. You will witness its history and ordinary life as you enjoy the famous scenery of the Three Gorges. Travel on the Yangzi Explorer – the most luxurious vessel on the Yangtze River. Take a shore excursion to the 816 Underground Project (world’s largest artificial military cave) or board local longboats pulled...