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  •  Coffee Tasting (NEW)

    2019 Apr 21st, Sun 9:50 am

    Wake up on a Sunday morning with coffee!  Jim Lee, Ocean Grounds’ Founder & Coffee Q-grader, will teach us about coffee, its origins and development, and it’s many variations.  During this session you will taste 3 signature coffees and 2 single origin coffees.  A snack of flatbread pizza will also be provided.   DATE: Sunday, April 21 TIME: 9:50am Registration, 10:00am to 11:30am VENUE: Ocean Grounds, 282 Huaihai Middle Rd, 1F Hong Kong Plaza north...

  •  Midori Travel Notebook (NEW)

    2019 Apr 22nd, Mon 9:45 am

    Midori notebooks are more than just a pad of paper. These stylish books can contain a variety of inserts depending on your note taking, travel, or journaling needs. We will start with real leather for the cover, and then customize our notebooks with a wide selection of inserts: inner diaries, sketch, lined, and grid paper, business cardholders, or document wallets. Finishing touches can be added with letter stamping, decorative beads, charms, buttons, bookmarks, or tassels....

  •  Intoxicating Yangzhou

    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...

  •  Chinese Mona Lisa (NEW)

    2019 Apr 23rd, Tue 9:45 am

    Although the original is in the National Palace Museum in Beijing, join us to view a special version of the Qingming Shanghe Tu—one of the most treasured paintings, and the longest scroll, in China. This painting, also called “Along the River During the Qingming Festival,” depicts life during the Northern Song dynasty – boat rowing, horsemanship, and the bustle of markets. Local guide Lisa Zhu will take us on an excursion to explore the China...

  •  Newcomers’ Reception

    2019 Apr 24th, 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). Download our SEA Membership form 2018-2019. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, April 24 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue:           Regal International...

  •  Wire Jewelry – Beginners II (NEW)

    2019 Apr 24th, Wed 10:15 am

    Making wire jewelry is fun. Goldsmiths, jewelry designers, hobbyists, and jewelry artists all use wire to make jewelry. After mastering the basic technique, we will freely create the style of jewelry we prefer and then enjoy the pleasure of our achievements. Join Valerie Wu for a morning of creativity and take home a unique, wrapped stone pendant. Valerie Wu has taught jewelry classes in Shanghai and Hong Kong and designs jewelry with a mix of...

  •  Discovering Minimalist Art (NEW)

    2019 Apr 24th, Wed 1:45 pm

    There are numerous “isms” in art that can prove to be more confounding than comprehensible for viewers. In this concise art lecture, Julie Chun (Adjunct Professor of Art History) will highlight the aspects that define Minimalist art and discuss the art and artists within its social, political and economic context. We will examine some of the initial pioneers of this artistic genre and explore the rise and impact of Minimalism in the global art scene....

  •  Century Park Fun Bike Ride (NEW)

    2019 Apr 25th, Thu 10:15 am

    Century Park, the largest park in Shanghai, is an oasis in the city, offering vast garden and lawn areas complemented by lakes and pools. Join us as we explore every corner of the park on bicycles—about 5 km. We’ll view a lakeside scenic area, a nature preserve with a bird garden, the Folk Village, and the Century Clock. After our tour, we’ll enjoy a delicious spring picnic as we relax and enjoy the company of...

  •  Newcomers’ Reception

    2019 May 22nd, 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). Download our SEA Membership form 2018-2019. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning.   Date: Wednesday, May 22 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue:           Regal...

  •  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...

  •  Newcomers’ Reception

    2019 Jun 19th, 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). Download our SEA Membership form 2018-2019. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, June 19 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue:           Regal International...