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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]