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  •  Gong Bao Chicken with Peanuts (NEW)

    2018 Jun 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 make Gong Bao Chicken with peanuts. Afterward, we will sit down together to enjoy the dish we prepared. Date: Tuesday, June 26 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-12pm Venue: Chinese Cooking Workshop 370 Wulumuqi Rd. (S) near Zhaojiabang Rd. (metro line 7 or...

  •  Chinese Jade and Gold Shopping (NEW)

    2018 Jul 2nd, Mon 10:15 am

    Have you 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 with an exploration of selected gold shops. Lisa will explain the different occasions when gold is...

  •  Explore Shanghai Heritage (NEW)

    2018 Jul 5th, Thu 10:15 am

    What did women in the Qing Dynasty wear? How did the tailors make those exquisite costumes by hand? How did fashion trends develop? In her lecture, Ms. Shirley Shen, owner of this private museum containing over 400 antique costumes, shoes, and headdresses, will present valuable examples of antique costumes and provide us with insights into costume culture, combining history and theory with pieces from her precious collection.   Date: Thursday, July 5 Time: 10:15am Registration,...

  •  Sailing on Lake Qingpu (NEW)

    2018 Jul 7th, Sat 12:30 pm

    Spend an afternoon learning the basics of sailing! Our adventure begins with private transportation from downtown Shanghai to Dianshan Lake in Qingpu. During the 1.5-hour bus ride, we’ll learn about sailing as well as how to tie knots. We will then have three hours of sailing with a coach on board each vessel, teaching us basic skills for the first hour. Thereafter, it’ll be “all hands on deck” as each SEA crew of seven to...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2018 Jul 10th, Tue 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, July 9 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...

  •  Discovering Qinghai

    2018 Jul 11th, Wed

    Escape the summer heat and travel to Qinghai province which is located on the Tibetan Plateau. Not only is it the least densely populated province (with 5.2 million people), but it is also the birthplace of the current Dalai Lama. The trip begins with a visit to the Old Town of Tong Ren where over six ethnic groups can be found. Then we continue to the multi-colored clay scenery of Danxia Canyon – a wonderful...

  •  Chinese Pottery Workshop – Family event (NEW)

    2018 Jul 11th, Wed 12:45 pm

    Chinese ceramic ware is an art form that has been developing since the dynastic period. This country is richly endowed with the raw materials needed for making ceramics. During this 2-hour pottery class, you have an opportunity to PLAY and get a taste of the pottery experience. We will learn about Chinese ceramic art from a Chinese pottery artist in hand-building. You will be introduced to several methods of constructing with clay. In the end,...

  •  Salted Dumplings & Eight Treasure Rice (NEW)

    2018 Jul 17th, 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 salted sticky rice flour dumplings, followed by eight treasure rice. Afterward, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have created.   Date: Tuesday, July 17 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to12pm Venue:...

  •  Discover the Mystic Beauty of Jade (NEW)

    2018 Jul 18th, Wed 10:15 am

    Jade is known as “The Stone of Heaven” and has been revered by the Chinese throughout the centuries. What is jade and why is it so special to the Chinese? How do we know a stone is genuine jade and not a fake? Join Winda Lee, a gemologist, veteran jewelry designer, and founder of Eden Jewelry in Hong Kong for a jewelry talk focusing on all things jade. Winda will familiarize us with the different...

  •  Drink Pink!  Rose All Day (NEW)

    2018 Jul 20th, Fri 6:45 pm

    It’s a great choice for those seeking something more than a white, less rich than a red, and more suited for the spring and summer months. And roses are the IDEAL wine to enjoy with the warmer weather and the grilled meats/vegetables served during this time. Chill down and explore different shades of Pink!   Date: Friday, July 20 Time: 6:45 pm Registration, 7 to 9pm Venue: Pudao Wines, Ferguson Lane 376 Wukang Lu, House...

  •  New Shanghai History Museum (NEW)

    2018 Jul 21st, Sat 1:45 pm

    How does China interpret Shanghai’s complicated history? The answer lies within the newly-opened Shanghai History Museum. We will explore the museum together with Patrick Cranley, president of Historic Shanghai and a 20+ year resident of Shanghai with an academic background in modern Chinese history, economics and politics. Patrick will deconstruct the history of China’s most cosmopolitan city in the air-conditioned comfort of the new museum, which is stocked with artifacts from the city’s fascinating development....

  •  An Intro to the world of Vodka (NEW)

    2018 Jul 27th, Fri 6:45 pm

    Have you heard how popular high quality vodka has become? As you know Laowines is the first place to go for wine but they have also started stocking a range of gin and vodka. Laowines will be running a series of master classes with Chase Distillery to introduce the spirits; how they are made and more importantly how they can be drunk. Chase Distillery is a family run distillery located in Herefordshire, UK. They produce...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2018 Aug 13th, 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, August 13 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Rd., near Wuxing Rd. (metro line 1 to...

  •  Chinese Paper Cutting Workshop (NEW)

    2018 Aug 15th, Wed 9:45 am

    Join us as we learn about and experience this traditional Chinese handcrafted art. We will be making our own original Chinese paper cutting pieces. This event is a great activity for children and parents during the summer holiday. The minimum age is eight years old.   Date: Wednesday, August 15 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to12pm Venue: Miracle Mandarin 21F, 319 Changde Rd., near Beijing Rd. (W) (metro line 2 or 7, Jing’an Temple station, exit...

  •  Shanghai Chic by Night – Jeep Tour (NEW)

    2018 Aug 18th, Sat 6:45 pm

    Indulge in an evening tour of bustling Shanghai in a private convertible jeep. We’ll start at the iconic Okura Garden Hotel (aka “French Club”) where we’ll enjoy the art deco heritage as well as the artwork inside the hotel depicting the lives of former FFC residents. Then it’s time to hit the road, taking in the views of the “must be seen by night” Huaihai Road. After a cruise through the Old Town area with...

  •  Membership Drive at German-French School Campus Qingpu/Puxi

    2018 Aug 20th, Mon 9:00 am

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash). Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Monday, August 20th Time: 9:00am-2:00pm Venue: Deutsche Schule Shanghai, EuroCampus Orientation...

  •  Green Onion Pancakes & Sticky Dumplings (NEW)

    2018 Aug 21st, 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 by making green onion pancakes, followed by boiled dumplings. Afterward, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have created.   Date: Tuesday, August 21 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue: Chinese...

  •  Mexican Party Class at Mayitas (NEW)

    2018 Aug 23rd, Thu 1:45 pm

    Learn how to make Margaritas and Guacamole at the renowned Mayita restaurant. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the smaller branch of Maya’s. While learning Mayitas’ secret recipes, appreciate the view looking onto Pudong from the sixth floor establishment.   Date: Thursday, August 23 Time: 1:45pm Registration, 2:00pm-4:00pm Venue: Mayitas 98 Shouning Lu near Xizang Nan Lu, 6th Floor (Metro Line 10 to Laoximen Exit 5 or Line 1 to South Huangpi Road Exit 2)...

  •  Bijin Hair Treatment (NEW)

    2018 Aug 24th, Fri 10:00 am

    Let the experts pamper you at a special discounted price just for SEA! Bijin Hair is a premium hairdressing salon boasting a team of acclaimed international stylists. Today, come in for a deep conditioning hair treatment that will leave your hair silky and healthy, shampoo, blow-dry, and style. Bijin Hair would like to offer a 20% discount for those attendees that would like to receive another service (haircut, etc.) on this day. Get ready for...

  •  Chardonnay (NEW)

    2018 Aug 24th, Fri 6:45 pm

    Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America. Because of this high level of winemaker involvement, Chardonnay has become known as the “winemaker’s wine”.   Date: Friday, August 24 Time: 6:45 pm Registration, 7 to 9pm Venue: Pudao Wines, Ferguson Lane...

  •  Enjoy a Gourmet Feast in Xintiandi (NEW)

    2018 Aug 26th, Sun 4:45 pm

    Join us for an end of summer celebration at Estado Puro in Xintiandi. This restaurant is known for its contemporary tapas created by the Spanish celebrity chef and molecular gastronomy proselytizer Paco Roncero. We’ll start with tapas—a selection of Iberian cold cuts, grated tomato with olive oil and toasted bread, potato salad with tuna mustard sauce, barbecued octopus with eggplant hummus and green olive Tapenade, tenderloin skewers with mixed vegetables and ponzu sauce. Dinner will...

  •  Cricket Culture – The Residence of Master Wan (NEW)

    2018 Aug 27th, Mon 9:45 am

    Shanghai and Beyond presents a unique opportunity to visit with a National Championship cricket-fighting master in his home. Mr. Wang resides in a quiet, upscale, suburban villa surrounded by the treasures of his lifetime. On this special visit, you will learn about the culture of cricket fighting, how to shop for a prize-winning cricket, and the modern challenges in dealing with this ancient hobby. He will demonstrate the usage of the equipment you may have...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2018 Aug 29th, Wed 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual morning coffee to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2019). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning.   Date: Wednesday, August 29 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel...

  •  Membership Drive at Kerry Parkside/Pudong

    2018 Aug 30th, Thu 10:30 am

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash). Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Thursday, August 27th Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm Venue: Starbucks-Outside the Kerry...

  •  An Intro to the world of Gin (NEW)

    2018 Aug 31st, Fri 6:45 pm

    Have you heard how popular gin has become? As you know Laowines is the first place to go for wine but they have also started stocking a range of gin and vodka. Laowines will be running a series of master classes with Chase Distillery to introduce the spirits; how they are made and more importantly how they can be drunk. Chase Distillery is a family run distillery located in Herefordshire, UK. They produce a range...

  •  Membership Drive at Marriott Hotel Hongqiao/Puxi

    2018 Sep 4th, Tue 1:00 pm

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash) to one of the events listed below. Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Tuesday, September 4th Time:...

  •  Australia and New Zealand Travel Talk (NEW)

    2018 Sep 11th, Tue 9:45 am

    If you are thinking of traveling to Australia or New Zealand and want to know more…. Please join us! Our host will be Australia Expat Travel, a travel agency set up by Vicki Baensch—an Australian and former Shanghai expat. Australia Expat Travel has helped many SEA Expats with their travel planning and booking since 2004 Australia Expat Travel knows both countries well and will offer local knowledge on where to go and what to do!...

  •  Bridging the East-West Cultural Divide

    2018 Sep 12th, Wed 3:45 pm

    The team at Shanghai and Beyond presents a thought provoking analysis on the contrast between Chinese and American society, two countries that are geographically and economically similar, yet historically and philosophically different. What happens when individualism bumps into collectivism? How did nature and agriculture play a role in forming our values? How do actions and perceptions differ in independent vs interdependent societies? This talk is sure to bring out moments of enlightenment and perhaps, a deeper...

  •  Zhangjiajie (NEW)

    2018 Sep 13th, Thu

    Come and visit China’s fairyland! We will have 3 full days to explore this spectacular area that was the inspiration behind Hollywood’s Avatar Hallelujah Mountains while staying at the 5 star Pullman hotel. Day 1 will be spent in the National Forest Park where we will take a cable car to visit the Yellow Stone Stronghold and the Golden Whip Stream. Day 2 focuses on Tianzi Mountain- taking a cable car to see hundreds of...

  •  Membership Drive at Sproutworks, Xintiandi

    2018 Sep 13th, Thu 2:00 pm

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash) to one of the events listed below. Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Thursday, September 13th Time:...

  •  Adventure in the Underground (NEW)

    2018 Sep 18th, Tue 9:15 am

    Shanghai’s metro is a super-efficient subway system that moves millions of people around every day in this magnificent city. Today we will follow our guide Lisa Zhu, discovering an amazing world of delicious food and drink joints, nail salons, photo booths for passport photos, home décor stores, and other fun places to shop. Bring your metro card if you have one, and if you don’t Lisa will show you the different options available. An excellent...

  •  Membership Drive at the Shanghai Expat Show

    2018 Sep 21st, Fri 10:00 am

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash). Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Friday, September 21st Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm Venue: Shanghai Expat Show...

  •  Membership Drive at the Shanghai Expat Show

    2018 Sep 22nd, Sat 10:00 am

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash). Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Saturday, September 22nd Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm Venue: Shanghai Expat Show...

  •  Membership Drive at the Shanghai Expat Show

    2018 Sep 23rd, Sun 10:00 am

    IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Your current membership (blue card) is valid until the end of August 2018, but renewing is easy. Bring your current blue membership card(s) and 350 RMB (cash). Our Annual Membership Day is Monday, September 17, but if you would like to sign up for any events that occur before this day, you will need to renew first. Date: Sunday, September 23rd Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm Venue: Shanghai Expat Show...

  •  Wet Markets and Hidden Secrets of The Old City (NEW)

    2018 Sep 27th, Thu 10:15 am

    Michael Wang of Shanghai and Beyond comes from the countryside, where farming and cooking are still a major part of the culture. On this walk, Michael will share his favorite fresh produce and recommend ways to prepare it that will make you fall in love with Chinese veggies! As we visit the markets, we’ll also discover the remains of the Old City’s southeastern section, an area that’s far from tourism venues and in the beginning...

  •  Luang Prabang & Siem Reap

    2018 Sep 30th, Sun

    Sitting at the confluence of Mekong and the Khan rivers, Luang Prabang is the most beautiful city in the country. According to UNESCO, the city has the best preserved fusion of traditional and colonial architecture in Asia.  On our 3 nights in this city, you will get a real taste of the city’s temples and museums, the night market, it’s quite back streets, and beautiful architecture. You will also see the amazing Kuangsi Waterfall and...

  •  Jingdezhen

    2018 Oct 25th, Thu

    Situated in a beautiful mountainous area, Jingdezhen – known as the “Porcelain Capital” of China – is rich in the natural resources required for porcelain production. The local potters have been practicing their craft for over 1700 years. On this trip you will visit the tile factory, ancient kilns, Friday night and the Saturday morning Market. Our tour guide Lesley Jian is an experienced potter herself. Plenty of shopping time is built into the trip...

  •  Bhutan- Land Of The Thunder Dragon

    2018 Nov 10th, Sat

    Land of the Thunder Dragon, One of the most mysterious and unknown of all Himalayan Kingdoms, hidden in isolation behind the high peaks of the Himalayas.  Besides visiting Dzongs and monasteries, this trip is specially designed for families to fully appreciate the unique culture and natural beauty of the Kingdom in a fun and engaging way.  We white-water raft along the Mo-chhu in Punakha with the impressive Punakha Dzong as the backdrop, have a picnic...

  •  4 Day Panda Adventure

    2018 Dec 1st, Sat

    Everyone loves Pandas and they are the main focus of this trip, but you will also see the culture of Chengdu. Our first day we will explore the Wide and Narrow Alleys and then head off to see the funny and fascinating Bian Lian- face changing opera with a VIP seat. Day 2 is the Panda Base at Dujiangyan to join the volunteer program to get a better understanding of the life of a panda....

  •  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...