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  •  French Concession Bike Ride

    2017 Jun 24th, Sat, at 9:15:am

    Maarten from Cycling Shanghai will take us on a 16K ride through the Former French Concession and into Old Town.  We will experience Fuxing Park, a place where the local people dance, sing, drink tea and other activities. After the park, we will go through a few lilongs to see how the locals live on our way to Old Town.  At the end of the ride, we will end up back where we started. A...

  •  Tai Chi: Yang Style

    2017 Jun 23rd, Fri, at 9:45:am

    Tai Chi: Yang style is the most popular style of tai chi in the world. Yang style was developed from Chen style and combines tai chi movements with breathing and energy. Yang style is thought to make energy flow more smoothly through the body. If you are looking to improve your health, this style is for you. Master Chen will guide us step-by-step, demonstrating each technique of Yang style while carefully explaining each movement. Date:...

  •  XinChang- from Salt Trade to Folk Art

    2017 Jun 22nd, Thu, at 8:45:am

    Beyond Pudong lies the ancient town of XinChang, once a trading center for salt. Today this peaceful little town maintains most of its original residents and attracts quite a few folk artists who work within its peaceful and harmonious surroundings. Today local Shanghai guide Lisa Zhu will take us through this unique town in a part of Shanghai that many of us have not heard about or visited. We begin with displays in the Salt...

  •  Newcomer Reception

    2017 Jun 21st, Wed, at 10:00:am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 200 (membership valid through August 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, June, 21 Time: 10am-12pm, information presentation at 10:30am Venue: Regal International East Asia...

  •  Chinese Fried Rice and Beef with Green Pepper (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jun 21st, Wed, at 9:45:am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. Join us as Head Chef Mike teaches us how to make two signature dishes: Chinese fried rice and beef with green pepper. Afterwards, we will dine on our delicious creations. Date: Wednesday, June, 21 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-12pm Venue: Chinese Cooking Workshop 2 Dong Ping Lu, near Hengshan Lu (across from D.Sh.D. restaurant) 东平路 2 号, 近 衡山路...

  •  Zhen Ru Si

    2017 Jun 20th, Tue, at 9:45:am

    Zhen Ru is the 4th biggest subdivision in Shanghai.  Located here is one of the most unknown, peaceful and beautiful temples — ZhenRu temple.  It is not as posh as JingAn, nor it is as popular as Jade Buddha, but many locals are very devoted to this temple. Our guide Lisa Zhu will guide us around ZhenRu temple, find out how different it is compare with the other glamorous temples in the city. After worship...

  •  Art Deco in the Former French Concession

    2017 Jun 19th, Mon, at 9:45:am

    Join this walking tour to learn about the architectural style that defined the Jazz Age and dominated Shanghai style during the 1930s — especially in the leafy, affluent, and eminently walkable French Concession. Your guide will be Patrick Cranley, founder of Historic Shanghai, the organization that hosted the World Congress on Art Deco right here in Shanghai in 2015. Patrick will describe the three main phases of Art Deco design using the many homes and...

  •  Spa Day at The Westin Bund Center

    2017 Jun 19th, Mon, at 9:15:am

    The Banyan Tree Spa, located in the Westin Bund Center Shanghai, is renowned for its unique Chinese Five Elements philosophy, treatments, and designer interiors. Today, rejuvenate your body with a 60-minute Balinese Massage. The therapist will use thumb and palm pressure and firm strokes along with Earth Oil. This massage is designed to stimulate blood circulation, improve energy flow, and relieve tension in the back and shoulders. Next, enjoy a 30-minute Apple Green Tea Polisher...

  •  Ocean Grounds Cocktail Class (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jun 17th, Sat, at 6:00:pm

    Ocean Grounds founder Jimmy Lee will tell us the story behind 5 classic cocktails and how to make them. Each participant, upon leaning the essentials of mixology, will choose 2 classic drinks from the list to make and then invent one of your own.  Appetizers and bar nuts will be served. Old Fashion Gin Fizz Vesper Martini Classic Margarita Sidecar Mojito Date: Saturday, June, 17 Time: 6pm-8pm Venue: Ocean Grounds Hong Kong Plaza 1-09A North...

  •  Groovy Summer Classics

    2017 Jun 16th, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    Kick off the summer holiday season in style with some warm weather classics at Pudao Shanghai. Sample a great line up of elegant Pouillly-Fume, groovy Rieslings, classy Riojas and juicy South Australian Shiraz. Discover new summer favorites with Kwan Tsui, our regular in house wine expert. To keep you revitalized during the tasting, we are going to round off the evening with a cool complementary gin. Sunglasses and straw hats optional. Date: Friday, June, 16...

  •  Spa Day at The Westin Bund Center

    2017 Jun 16th, Fri, at 9:15:am

    The Banyan Tree Spa, located in The Westin Bund Center Shanghai, is renowned for its unique Chinese Five Elements philosophy, treatments, and designer interiors. Today, enjoy a 60-minute massage, 30-minute body, scrub, and 30-minute Calm time. Rejuvenate your body with a 60-minute Balinese Massage. The therapist uses thumb and palm pressure and firm strokes along with Earth Oil, designed to stimulate blood circulation, improve energy flow, and relieve tension in the back and shoulders. The...

  •  Dinghaiqiao Mutual-Aid Society – Where Art Meets the Community

    2017 Jun 15th, Thu, at 1:15:pm

    Dinghaiqiao Mutual-Aid Society was established in 2015 by Chen Yun (with inspiration and support from colleagues and neighbors), that takes the notion of a local community as a site of dialogue and mutually complimentary exchange. This special walking tour of the community, known as Dinghaiqiao, will be led by the on-site volunteer coordinator Zhao Yiren. Zhao will discuss the imperatives of documenting this sector of Shanghai’s disappearing city as she leads us through the community...

  •  Floating Necklace

    2017 Jun 15th, Thu, at 9:45:am

    LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELRY through this hands-on workshop.  Our instructor Margaretha teaches classes to the expat community throughout China. In this class, we will learn to make a floating necklace, a technique that relies on spacing the beads on a cord that create an illusion of floating beads along the neckline. Date: Thursday, June 15 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-11:30am class Venue: Jasmine Garden House 21, 2239 Hongqiao Lu Metro Line 10, Longxi...

  •  History in Shanghai Archives

    2017 Jun 14th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    The Shanghai Archives Museum has only recently been made accessible to the public and offers a unique way in which to learn about this city’s fascinating history. The museum houses many important historical documents concerning the city’s development from a small fishing village into the modern city we now know. The Archives Museum has a record of Shanghai’s most notable citizens and companies. Our tour, led by Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways, will cover historical...

  •  Hatha Yoga with Z&B Fitness

    2017 Jun 13th, Tue, at 1:45:pm

    Z&B’s Hatha Yoga has something for everyone, from beginners to master yogis! Designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones, this set of asanas (or postures) are also designed to open the many channels of your body, especially the spine, so that your energy can flow freely. In each pose, you will develop a sense of balancing strength with flexibility and effort with surrender. Dynamic Hatha Yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation, focusing on...

  •  A City in a Box: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center

    2017 Jun 13th, Tue, at 10:15:am

    The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center was built to promote the Shanghai World Expo 2010 and also show visitors the city of the future. Although the 100sqm large scale city model is the centerpiece, the museum also features exhibits offering a broad historical perspective of the city. Shanghai started as a small fishing spot and developed from a harbor city to an ultra-modern metropolis with many large scale urban development projects. Carolin Billetter will lead...

  •  Annual General Meeting Coffee Morning

    2017 Jun 12th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Please join us at the Annual General Meeting of the Shanghai Expatriate Association. We will introduce the proposed slate of officers for the 2017/2018 membership year at 11:00am. Come vote and celebrate another successful year for SEA and its members with sparkling wine and shopping.  Our Hospitality Committee has invited new vendors and some we have not seen for a while.  In addition to other items, they will be selling souvenirs for those traveling to...

  •  Wine Tasting with BottlesXO

    2017 Jun 11th, Sun, at 4:30:pm

    BottlesXO, the app that’s changing the lives of wine and beer lovers in Shanghai, delivers fine European wine and craft beer at perfect drinking temperature with no minimum order, no delivery fee, and an average delivery time of less than 30 minutes. You’re invited to join them at their cozy XO Bar on Hengshan Road to enjoy an evening of mingling and great drinks as you sample a selection of fine European wines and classic...

  •  BBQ at Bubbly Nation (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jun 9th, Fri, at 7:00:pm

    Come enjoy a delicious BBQ at Bubbly Nation, hosted by GroupMall featuring Pampero Meats. Pampero Meats is one of the oldest South American meat importers in Shanghai. Their products are available via GroupMall, along with a variety of other imported grocery items. Pampero Meats will provide a variety of premium cuts of beef from Canada and Uruguay, including picanha, briskets, striploins, t-bones, and more. Relax outside on Bubbly Nation’s outdoor terrace and enjoy a drink...

  •  Hidden Treasures on Stationary Street

    2017 Jun 9th, Fri, at 10:00:am

    FuZhou road is famous as the stationary street in Shanghai, but ever since the world turned to digital, the street has changed significantly. However, some truly wonderful owners have managed to keep their business running in this competitive world with unique products.  Lisa Zhu will take us to explore the area to find the hidden treasures in the heart of Shanghai. We will visit book stores with Chinese design art crafts such as Chinese fabrics...

  •  AP Plaza Tour

    2017 Jun 8th, Thu, at 12:15:pm

    AP Plaza, located completely underground, is a complicated maze of booths selling handbags, scarves, Chinese souvenirs, electronics, jewelry, jackets and toys. Shopping expert, Mrs. Jet-Set will introduce you to a number of trusted vendors and teach you how to bargain with the shop owners for good prices. Date: Thursday, June 8 Time: 12:15pm Registration, 12:30pm-2:30pm Meet: Underground, In front of the KFC Inside Metro Line 2, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum stop 2000 Shiji Da Dao, near...

  •  Raising Tiger Kids

    2017 Jun 8th, Thu, at 10:00:am

    Chinese kids are famous for being obedient, with their days full of homework and endless activities. Much planning and preparation goes into a child even before they are born. So why do Chinese parents push their children so hard? What subjects do the children study and what activities occupy their time? How does the Chinese education system work? Our guide Lisa Zhu will show you Chinese curriculum books, homework, and exam papers. We will learn...

  •  Yangtze River Cruise

    2017 Jun 8th, Thu, at 12:00:am

    Cruise along the longest river in China; 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 most luxurious vessel on the Yangtze River. Take multiple shore excursions including Fengdu, where the local residents believe the town is populated by ghosts. At Shennong Stream board local longboats pulled by...

  •  Yum Cha Afternoon Tea

    2017 Jun 7th, Wed, at 1:00:pm

    The Yum Cha tradition originated in southern China, specifically the Cantonese region. Many movies depicting old Hong Kong or Shanghai begin with a scene showing a man walking into a tea house with his bird cage or cricket box in one hand and pipe in the other. He sits down and orders his regular tea and dim sum, as people read newspapers and chat in the background. This is the traditional yum cha teahouse scene....

  •  QiPao & Women

    2017 Jun 7th, Wed, at 9:15:am

    The QiPao became popular in the 1920’s and officially became the national dress of China in 1929.  During the dramatic and dark days of the cultural revolution, the QiPao was completely forbidden as a symbol of the old way of thinking.  With the economy and cultural changes in China, the gorgeous dress has made its way back into fashion. Today, Lisa Zhu and ChenCheng (from our previous embroidery talk) will share the history of the...

  •  The Scholars and Courtesans of Nanjing (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jun 6th, Tue, at 7:45:am

    When we think of Nanjing, monuments and museums of China’s 20th century history come to mind. However, this trip offers an immersion into the often-overlooked, colorful culture of Nanjing. On this journey, the team from Shanghai and Beyond will take you to meet the city’s artisans as they demonstrate their skills at unique folk arts such as velvet handicrafts, silk carving, and miniature wood engraving. We’ll discover the intimate lives of China’s enchanting courtesans at...

  •  Morning Park & Tea Market

    2017 Jun 5th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    We will start our walk with Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways at the entrance of one of the oldest local Chinese parks. Every day, entertainers, artists, and martial arts performers descend on the park. Each area bustles with different activities such as Tai Chi, ballroom dancing, calisthenics, and music performances. After our walk in the park, we will go to a four-story wholesale tea market which targets area re-sellers, so the prices are very good....

  •  Mindfulness Meditation

    2017 Jun 4th, Sun, at 2:15:pm

    “Meditation is more than mindfulness – it turns the mind deeply back inside to discover and refine the otherwise unconscious inner levels of who we really are.” Come experience a guided meditation with Patrick Kelly, Tai Chi Master, author of Relax Deep Mind, Spiritual Reality, Infinite Dao, Daoist Principles, and Nature of Mind. He is also owner of 9Clouds Taiji Schools in Shanghai, Zurich, and Auckland. Patrick will start the hour with a small explanation...

  •  A City of Stars at Glam

    2017 Jun 3rd, Sat, at 7:00:pm

    The Shanghai Expatriate Association is a City of Stars – the star being you! Please join us for an end-of-membership year party at Glam as we celebrate all our stars. The chic atmosphere will create A Lovely Night and the enchanting music will bring Hollywood to the Bund. The playful menu features small plates with big tastes, while you enjoy the company of good friends. Tonight, don’t just be Someone In The Crowd, be a...

  •  Da Shi Jie – The Big World

    2017 Jun 2nd, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    Built in 1917, DaShiJie was the first, and for a long time, the most influential indoor amusement arcade in Shanghai – so much so that it spawned imitations all over China. It had gained a reputation as the “No. 1 Entertainment Venue in the Far East.” Many locals grew up watching acrobats, movies, dances, operas, and traditional art crafts in the beautiful venue. The building fell into disrepair and was shuttered in 2003. After decades of...

  •  Porcelain – The White Gold of China (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jun 2nd, Fri, at 1:45:pm

    The manufacturing of porcelain got a very long history in China. The know-how to produce it – which was long unknown in Europe made it precious as gold reason why it was named the white gold of China. As Porcelain is linked to China it became the generic name of beautiful tableware in the Western world. What is so special about porcelain? What’s the difference to pottery? The tour – guided by art historian Susanne...

  •  AP Plaza Tour

    2017 Jun 2nd, Fri, at 10:15:am

    AP Plaza, located completely underground, is a complicated maze of booths selling handbags, scarves, Chinese souvenirs, electronics, jewelry, jackets and toys. Shopping expert, Mrs. Jet-Set will introduce you to a number of trusted vendors and teach you how to bargain with the shop owners for good prices. Date: Friday, June, 2nd Time: 10:15am Registration, 10:30am – 12:30pm Meet: Underground, In front of the KFC Inside Metro Line 2, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum stop 2000 Shiji Da...

  •  Paper Cutting (NEW LOCATION)

    2017 Jun 1st, Thu, at 1:45:pm

    Learn the beautiful and intricate technique of paper cutting in this engaging class. Whether you choose to use your own design or one of the many templates provided in the workshop, you will be guided in creating your own paper cut motif. Everything you need is included in this workshop, including many helpful tips. The knife and cutting board you use in the class are yours to keep. Date: Thursday, June 1 Time: 1:45pm Registration,...

  •  Blended, Flavored, and Scented Teas

    2017 Jun 1st, Thu, at 10:15:am

    True Chinese Tea connoisseurs scoff at anything other than pure whole leaf teas, but clearly there is a broader world of blended or flavored products that have their own appeal. This class with Tracy Lesh explores the post-production processes that create many of the teas with which the western world is familiar, such as English breakfast tea and jasmine tea. We’ll discuss the origins and economic and health benefits of each tea as we taste,...

  •  Membership Drive

    2017 Jun 1st, Thu, at 10:00:am

    Renew your SEA membership now for the 2017/2018 membership year to beat the Fall crowds!  If you are going home over the summer break, renew your membership before you leave to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events before the Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning.  Please bring your current white card(s), 350 RMB cash, and WeChat ID.  New members are welcome to use this venue to learn more about...

  •  Membership Drive

    2017 May 31st, Wed, at 1:00:pm

    Renew your SEA membership now for the 2017/2018 membership year to beat the Fall crowds!  If you are going home over the summer break, renew your membership before you leave to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events before the Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning.  Please bring your current white card(s), 350 RMB cash, and WeChat ID.  New members are welcome to use this venue to learn more about...

  •  Backstreets in Southern Shanghai

    2017 May 31st, Wed, at 10:00:am

    Discover some of Shanghai’s old districts and lanes. Walk through once bustling areas filled with interesting popular places and residences of important people. Visit small, hidden markets and stores owned by locals. Gain a deeper insight into local Shanghai life on a two-hour tour with Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways. Janny will show us the city’s hidden alleyways and older districts known as nontangs. By visiting some of the oldest, and soon disappearing, backstreets in...

  •  Walk De Luxe

    2017 May 30th, Tue, at 1:45:pm

    The southwest end of the former French Concession is the greenest part of Shanghai and is most beautiful in May with its fresh new plane tree leaves. Although large villas are hidden behind high fences, when Carolin Billetter leads us through the small alleyways of this area, we will be transported back to the glamorous and elegant life of former times. We will explore some historical places of famous Shanghai taipans and learn secret ways...

  •  Feng Chen Artist Talk at Capsule Shanghai

    2017 May 26th, Fri, at 2:00:pm

    Capsule Shanghai is a new, Cutting edge gallery established in the quaint lane house at the heart of the Former French Concession. To provide context for the exhibition “Feng Chen – Solo Show,” Art Historian Julie Chun has scheduled the artist Feng Chen to provide a guided talk about his inspirations for his first solo show in China after his two-year residency at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunste in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Feng incorporates modern...

  •  Membership Drive

    2017 May 26th, Fri, at 1:30:pm

    Renew your SEA membership now for the 2017/2018 membership year to beat the Fall crowds!  If you are going home over the summer break, renew your membership before you leave to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events before the Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning.  Please bring your current white card(s), 350 RMB cash, and WeChat ID.  New members are welcome to use this venue to learn more about...

  •  Tai Chi: 24 Style

    2017 May 26th, Fri, at 9:45:am

    Tai Chi: 24 style was designed for beginners. It is a beautiful routine and a great place for beginners to start their tai chi journey. 24 style is the most popular style of tai chi in China; in fact, most tai chi practitioners began their practice with this style. Master Chen will guide us step-by-step, demonstrating each technique of 24 style while carefully explaining each movement. Date: Friday, May 26 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10am-11:30am Venue:...

  •  Spa Day at Hotel Nikko

    2017 May 25th, Thu, at 9:15:am

    The luxurious Angsana Spa at Hotel Nikko is a true retreat in the bustling Shanghai city centre. Dedicated to inner wellness and essential relaxation, the spa offers a variety of sensory treats to pamper and nurture the senses. Today, enjoy an hour long facial, followed by a 30-minute back massage to release tension, and a 30-minute Calm time. Tea and snacks will be served following your treatment. Enjoy access to the hotel gym and swimming...

  •  Suzhou Tiger Hill with Kunqu Opera

    2017 May 25th, Thu, at 7:45:am

    Suzhou is one of the most spectacular Cities in the Yangtze river delta, famed for its sophisticated culture and classic scenery. A famous Chinese poet once penned, “It’s a lifelong regret if one doesn’t visit Tiger Hill.” With the team from Shanghai and Beyond we will visit the site of his inspiration – a 1000-year old pagoda which has been leaning dramatically for quite some time. As we hike around three acres of wooded hillside,...

  •  Make Your Own Espadrilles

    2017 May 24th, Wed, at 12:45:pm

    Espadrilles are shoes with a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of jute rope. In this three-hour workshop, you will learn how to make your very own espadrilles for the spring season. There will be lots of different materials available or if you prefer, you may bring your own cotton fabric (approximate one meter). Date: Wednesday, May 24 Time: 12:45pm Registration, 1pm-4pm Venue: Craft’d Shanghai 1288 Fuxing middle road, near Xiangyang...

  •  Newcomer Reception

    2017 May 24th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 200 (membership valid through August 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, May 24 Time: 10am-12pm, information presentation at 10:30am Venue: Regal International East Asia...

  •  Lebanese Cooking Class

    2017 May 24th, Wed, at 9:45:am

    In this class, Hanady, from the blog Recipe Nomad, will be teaching us to make easy Lebanese food that’s full of flavor. This class will focus on the basics, how to make your own Lebanese Hummus and Pita Chips…two things that everyone loves and are so hard to find here in Shanghai. Spending 50¥ on mediocre hummus is a terrible waste, so come and learn simple techniques to make your own and customize the flavor...

  •  Spa Day at Hotel Nikko

    2017 May 24th, Wed, at 9:15:am

    The luxurious Angsana spa at Hotel Nikko is a true retreat in the bustling Shanghai city center. Dedicated to inner wellness and essential relaxation, the spa offers a variety of sensory treats to pamper and nurture the senses. Today, enjoy an hour long facial, followed by a 30-minute back massage to release tension, and a 30-minute Calm time. Tea and snacks will be served following your treatment. Enjoy access to the hotel gym and swimming...

  •  Walk De Luxe – Villas, Gardens, and More (CANCELLED)

    2017 May 23rd, Tue, at 1:15:pm

    The southwest end of the former French Concession is the greenest part of Shanghai and is most beautiful in May with its fresh new plane tree leaves. Although large villas are hidden behind high fences, when Carolin Billetter leads us through the small alleyways of this area, we will be transported back to the glamorous and elegant life of former times. We will explore some historical places of famous Shanghai taipans and learn secret ways...

  •  Introduction to Functional Medicine for Integrated Health Care

    2017 May 23rd, Tue, at 9:45:am

    Dr. Andrea Brisson, a Chiropractor and Naturopathic Physician specializing in Functional Medicine, will give an introductory presentation on how our internal systems and health are interconnected. Dr. Brisson has vast experience working with women’s health issues and resolving issues such as fatigue, depression, insomnia, digestive issues, and allergies through natural methods. Learn how to resolve chronic illness naturally with the use of Functional Medicine Testing, whole food supplements, and Bio-Identical Hormones. Date: Tuesday, May 23...

  •  Boot Camp with Z&B Fitness (CANCELLED)

    2017 May 22nd, Mon, at 1:45:pm

    Don’t let the name scare you – this class at Z&B is a lot of fun, and is customizable for your level of fitness. It’s a full body workout that involves intense circuit training, providing a variety of cardio, strength and endurance moves that focus on sequence change and muscle confusion. You’ll be using a combination of weights, resistance bands, medicine balls and more. After a fun workout with your friends, enjoy a smoothie and...

  •  Membership Drive

    2017 May 22nd, Mon, at 1:00:pm

    Renew your SEA membership now for the 2017/2018 membership year to beat the Fall crowds!  If you are going home over the summer break, renew your membership before you leave to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events before the Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning.  Please bring your current white card(s), 350 RMB cash, and WeChat ID.  New members are welcome to use this venue to learn more about...

  •  Exploring the Bund Offbeat

    2017 May 22nd, Mon, at 10:00:am

    When it comes to describing the development of the Bund, legends abound. How were the farmlands turned into private wharfs and a South-Asian style corridor, eventually becoming an “international architectural exposition”? How were the westernized Public Park and the wide Yangtze Road along the Bund built? Why did foreign consulates, western firms, and financial institutions want to set up here? And why was the area named the Bund? Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways will reveal...

  •  ZongZi (CANCELLED)

    2017 May 21st, Sun, at 9:45:am

    We have all heard of the dragon boat festival, but do you know how and why the festival started? Today, in preparation for the upcoming holiday, Lisa Zhu will take us to the home of a lovely Shanghai lady home in an old local community where many of the residence are migrant workers. She will teach us how to make this traditional Chinese food made from rice and different fillings. She will tell us about...

  •  An Insider’s Dumpling Tour (Afternoon)

    2017 May 20th, Sat, at 2:45:pm

    Have you ever wanted to learn to eat dumplings like a local? Lisa Zhu will take us on a dumpling tasting tour as she educates us on the names of different dumplings and how to order them, even when there is no menu. Along the way, we will visit one of Shanghai’s famous old bakeries, learn what the locals are lining up to order, and grab a pastry to take home. We will also visit...

  •  An Insider’s Dumpling Tour (Morning) (FULL)

    2017 May 20th, Sat, at 9:15:am

    Have you ever wanted to learn to eat dumplings like a local? Lisa Zhu will take us on a dumpling tasting tour as she educates us on the names of different dumplings and how to order them, even when there is no menu. Along the way, we will visit one of Shanghai’s famous old bakeries, learn what the locals are lining up to order, and grab a pastry to take home. We will also visit...

  •  Organic Wines – Can You Taste the Difference?

    2017 May 19th, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    Ever feel baffled by wine bottles with labels such as “natural”, “organic”, “bio-dynamic” or “orange”? Fear not! Come to Pudao Shanghai and join Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert for a casual but informative tasting evening and sample a spectrum of organic wines across the globe. From environmentally friendly Villa Maria to dedicated French growing families (e.g. Perrins) to the outright hippie Felton Road, we can assure you that by the time you have finished...

  •  Chinese Contemporary Art

    2017 May 19th, Fri, at 1:45:pm

    We continue the eighth and final session in the series “Survey of Art in China.” This session will be a concise sit-down lecture, exploring the socio-political conditions that paved the way for the rise of contemporary art in China. Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will provide a systematic format for explaining the art and the artists who came into prominence after the Cultural Revolution. This lecture will also highlight some of the pivotal reasons why...

  •  Discover the Mystic Beauty of Jade

    2017 May 19th, Fri, at 9:45: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 samultant? Join Winda Lee, a gemologist and 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...

  •  Thousand Island Lake – Three Day Tour (CANCELLED)

    2017 May 19th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Thousand Island Lake includes the largest number of islands in the world with a total of 1,078. On our drive to the lake, we will stop in Fuchun River Village for lunch and enjoy the endless green landscape, a scene reminiscent of a Chinese ink painting. Highlights include: a boat cruise of the lake, a visit to the forest oxygen bar, and a visit to Xianshan Peninsula‑­famous for its beautiful mountains and caves. There will...

  •  Cocktail Class at Lil’ Laundry

    2017 May 18th, Thu, at 2:45:pm

    Come and explore the newly opened Lil’ Laundry, the sequel to Liquid Laundry. This afternoon we will learn exactly what goes into making a great cocktail. We will practice our bartending skills while preparing three craft cocktails, and enjoying an assortment of Lil’ Laundry’s classic bar style snacks. Don’t miss out on this fun and interactive class! Date: Thursday, May 18 Time: 2:45pm Registration, 3pm-5pm Venue: Lil’ Laundry 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai Centre, 1/F...

  •  Free Korean Cooking Class Courtesy of the Korean Culture Council in Shanghai (FULL)

    2017 May 18th, Thu, at 10:30:am

    Korean cuisine is beloved by many people all over the world. With its unique spices and colorful palette, it may appear difficult for a non-Korean to whip up some of these dishes. To demonstrate the user-friendly aspect of some of the world-known signature dishes, the Korean Culture Council will offer a private cooking class in in their beautiful kitchen facility making bibimbop for SEA members. The cooking course will be led by the Korean Consulate’s...

  •  Discover the Mystic Beauty of Jade (FULL)

    2017 May 17th, Wed, at 1:15:pm

    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 and 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...

  •  Spin Ceramics Talk

    2017 May 17th, Wed, at 9:45:am

    Please join Dr. Jeremy Guo as he introduces Spin Ceramics. He will talk about Spin’s history and explain its design concepts. Ceramics are made in the famous “Porcelain Capital” Jingdezhen, with traditional techniques used in the Ming dynasty. Jingdezhen porcelain is described as “white as jade, thin as paper, and as sweet sounding as a chime.” A team of eleven designers and craftsmen develop new collections in their workshop outside of Shanghai, after which, molds...

  •  Luncheon at 1515 West, Chophouse and Bar

    2017 May 16th, Tue, at 11:30:am

    The 1515 West, Chophouse & Bar combines the aesthetics of an Old Shanghai movie set with the décor of a classic American bar and grill. The restaurant features the 1515 West signature brand Australian beef, dry aged for 45 days. These artisan- produced cuts are handpicked by the executive chef, and then cut and weighed by the house butcher on an old-fashioned scale. Enjoy views of the piazza and the former home of Chairman Mao...

  •  Explore Taobao with Smart Panda

    2017 May 15th, Mon, at 12:45:pm

    Would you like to shop online with Taobao, but can’t because it is all in Chinese? Join our Smart Panda workshop, and you will be a Taobao pro in no time. Smart Panda will demonstrate how to use Taobao on your mobile phone or table, from start to finish. You will also receive future online support from Smart Panda. Please bring: your ALIPAY account set up and ready* your address in Chinese your mobile phone/tablet...

  •  Lost and Forgotten Shanghai

    2017 May 15th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Discover Shanghai’s sometimes colorful, sometimes nightmarish past that’s hidden in the city’s small streets and old neighborhoods with this special walking tour to the historic part of Shanghai. Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways will guide you through a tangle of impossibly narrow lanes to reveal hidden architecture and fascinating stories of days gone by. Marvel at the discreet villa where Einstein and his wife once dined extravagantly during a Shanghai stopover, and get a true...

  •  A Bite of Old Shanghai in the Former French Concession

    2017 May 13th, Sat, at 9:15:am

    Lao zi hao means “the old reputable brand.” Hidden among the thousands of fancy malls and modern shops on Huaihai Road are some special businesses that have been local favorites since Shanghai’s “golden age.” Our guide, Lisa Zhu, will give us a taste of the old classic taste of Shanghai, before it disappears. We will walk along Middle Huaihai Road to visit a few different places, including a snack store featuring the regional food of...

  •  Night Markets Tour with UnTour Shanghai

    2017 May 12th, Fri, at 7:45:pm

    Are you curious about Shanghai’s nighttime food scene? As the sun sets and the woks fire up along the city’s fast-disappearing food streets, you’ll sample authentic dishes from two night markets, while sitting down at three tasting locations. While walking along the tour route in Shanghai’s Old Town, you’ll see how locals live in some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods – before the wrecking ball turns this area into high-rise apartment buildings. Date: Friday, May...

  •  GMB Fashion Talk (POSTPONED)

    2017 May 12th, Fri, at 1:45:pm

    Giancarlo Mossi Borella is an Italian born designer who has lived in China for 16 years.  He won the Paris Dupont Best Young Designer Award in 1990 and has cooperated with several famous European fashion houses including Giorgio Armani, Enrico Coveri, Marina Ferrari, Basile, Cinzia Rocca, Franc Olivier, Louis Féraud, Legler Group, Lee Cooper, Swinger Group, Rodel Group, Marzotto, Maglificio Saffo, Maglificio Perugina, Claude & Max and GBR.  While living here, Mr. Mossi has developed...

  •  Hermès Wanderland

    2017 May 12th, Fri, at 10:45:am

    You can now indulge in the Hermès lifestyle without the hefty price tag thanks to Wanderland, a traveling exhibition from Hermès which is making a special stop in Shanghai. The short-run exhibition is a treasure-trove of Hermes products, with over 4,000 items from the luxury French label on display. The exhibition features objects gathered from the Hermès archive, museum collections and some contemporary products. It consists of several different unexpected and fancifully rooms created by a diverse range of artists. It’s...

  •  Hakka House and Gulangyu Island Fujian

    2017 May 12th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Join us on this trip to see the amazing earthen houses of the Hakka people in the mountains of rural Fujian province. The itinerary includes visiting the Kaiyuan Temple, one of China’s largest and most important Buddhist temples; the East and West Pagoda, one of the most well preserved stone pagodas in China; and Qingjing Mosque, the oldest Mosque in China and one of the top ten Muslim holy sites in the world.  The last...

  •  Volunteer Appreciation Day

    2017 May 11th, Thu, at 12:00:am

    The Shanghai Expatriate Association is comprised of over 85 volunteers who are committed to making the Shanghai experience better for other expats. Today, we would like to thank the many volunteers in our association for their dedication and endless work. Therefore, there will not be an event today as we honor the SEA volunteers with a special celebration. If you are interested in becoming a SEA volunteer, please contact Marlene Bednarik at president@seashanghai.org. SEA events will...

  •  Indian Textile Print

    2017 May 10th, Wed, at 4:45:pm

    Indian textile block printing has a long history in fabric design and is still in use today for clothing and furnishings. Traditional craftsman carves out wooden blocks which are pressed into dye then used to print on stretched fabric. In this workshop, we will learn how to make our own blocks by cutting out a design then create an Indian textile print pillow cover to take home. Light Indian food will be served. Wine and...

  •  Sensory Evaluation of Green Teas

    2017 May 10th, Wed, at 10:15:am

    Do all green teas taste alike? Have you ever tasted a green tea and couldn’t put your finger on how to describe the flavor? Colorful descriptions exist for teas ranging from orchid to shea butter, but they don’t mean anything if you’ve never smelled or tasted them. During this class with Tracy Lesh, compare various green teas and discover how their flavors are crafted by the six basic steps of tea production. Then put your...

  •  Yu Mountain Mini Great Wall And Xing Fu Temple

    2017 May 9th, Tue, at 7:45:am

    Yu mountain is known as the birth place of the Wu culture. The enlightened ancient leaders brought advanced agriculture and education to this area, resulting in an abundance of fish and rice for the people. The team from Yoho Guide will lead us to Jian Men pavilion at the peak of Yu Mountain where a fabulous view can be seen. From here we will take a short hike along a mini Great Wall. We will...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 May 8th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Enjoy coffee, tea and small snacks while visiting with old friends and meeting new friends. Shop at the numerous vendor tables, and enjoy a delightful musical presentation by the International Women’s Choir. Date: Monday, May 8 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road, exit 2) 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card)...

  •  The Shanghai Gangster Tour

    2017 May 6th, Sat, at 1:45:pm

    Take a tour through Shanghai with a “colonial gangster” and learn about the crime lords who once ruled the city like kings. From “Big Eared” Du with his lucky monkey heads to “Pockmarked” Huang and his police car drug distribution, get to know some of the early 20th century’s most powerful gangsters and find out why you wouldn’t want to cross them. Then, having got your bearings amongst the city’s leading criminal families, enjoy a...

  •  Health Talk: Vitamin D Deficiency

    2017 May 5th, Fri, at 10:00:am

    Have you ever wondered if you are suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency? Join Dr. Frank Morris-Davies, the Chief Medical Officer and Family Doctor at Sino United Health Clinic for an engaging talk on Vitamin D deficiency. We will discuss why Vitamin D levels are important as well as how to keep these levels optimal. We will also learn about some surprising benefits of this vitamin. In addition to the talk, Sino United Health Clinic...

  •  Brush Painting with Wine

    2017 May 4th, Thu, at 6:45:pm

    Shoubai Art Gallery and LaoWines have teamed up together to bring SEA a very special Chinese brush painting experience you will not forget. Famous Chinese painter, Johel Jiang will explain and demonstrate all the basics you need to get started.  Johel has studied and exhibited is work throughout China, Europe and Australia.  Under his guidance, you will learn new techniques and practice on some traditional brush painting subject matter such as bamboo, flowers, animals, birds,...

  •  Travel Talk: Australia and New Zealand

    2017 May 4th, Thu, at 1:00:pm

    If you are thinking of traveling to Australia or New Zealand and want to learn more about these countries, please join us. Australia Expat Travel is a travel agency set up by an Australian, Vicki Baensch (a former Shanghai expat). Vicki has helped many SEA members with their travel planning and booking since 2004. Australia Expat Travel knows both countries well and offers local knowledge on where to go and what to do. There will...

  •  Express Spa Day: Foot Massage and Manicure or Pedicure

    2017 May 4th, Thu, at 9:45:am

    Treat your hands or feet to a manicure or pedicure and soothe your tired feet with a 90-minute Oriental foot massage. The ancient Chinese art of healing uses pressure point massage techniques, mainly on the feet to remove blockages and restore the flow of energy. While you are being pampered, enjoy some refreshing lemongrass tea. DATE: Thursday, May 4 TIME: 9:45am registration, 10am to 12:15pm VENUE:     Subconscious Day Spa 183 Fumin Lu, near Julu...

  •  Shanghai Craft Walk (FULL)

    2017 May 3rd, Wed, at 9:45:am

    Join Craft’d for a three-hour tour taking the back streets and discovering the hidden alleys of their favorite craft shops and notion markets in Shanghai. We will visit art shops, book stores, and art suppliers, stopping for a coffee break in-between. Next, we will visit various craft shops with a huge range of craft supplies such as elastic, lace, ribbons, buttons, etc., as well as fabric shops and market. Finally, we will move onto the...

  •  Talk and Cooking Class at Lizzy’s Smoothies

    2017 Apr 28th, Fri, at 1:00:pm

    Join us for a talk with Elizabeth Shieffelin, better known as the “Lizzy” of Lizzy’s All Natural. She’ll give us an overview on staying healthy in Shanghai, as well as a demonstration (and tasting) of three different smoothie recipes. We’ll learn to make a healthy green smoothie, a low sugar fruit smoothie, as well as a recipe using nut milk. Date: Friday, April 28 Time: 1:00pm registration, 1:15pm to 2:45pm talk and cooking class Venue:...

  •  Artist Christian de Laubadère Studio Visit (FULL)

    2017 Apr 27th, Thu, at 2:00:pm

    Artist Christian de Laubadère has been in Shanghai over 12 years. His practice comprises of a unique process of applying materials upon painted canvas. He has immersed himself deeply in Chinese culture, which finds expression in his artworks. He will open up his studio, exclusively for SEA, for a private look. Born in 1945 in France, de Laubadère graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and taught at the Ecole des...

  •  Food Therapy with TCM

    2017 Apr 27th, Thu, at 9:00:am

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) based food therapy is a Chinese dietary therapy. Under the guidance of TCM, food property regulates the body for health and to cure illnesses at early stages. By understanding TCM based food therapy, we can prevent and treat diseases by using foods correctly and reducing the intake of medicine. Anna Na, a registered Food Therapy Coach, who has studied TCM based food therapy for over 10 years will lead this discussion...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2017 Apr 26th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 200 (membership valid through August 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org, and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, April 26 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: Regal International...

  •  Get Carried Away @ Florentia Village Shanghai Designer Outlet

    2017 Apr 26th, Wed, at 9:30:am

    Quench your thirst for shopping at Florentia Village Shanghai Luxury Designer Outlet where close to 200 famous luxury, designer, and lifestyle brands, including Gucci, Armani, YSL, Fendi, Ferragamo, Tory Burch, Coach, and Nike, are primed to create a new look just for you. With amazing discounts up to 80% off, fashion has never been so attractive. On top of a shopping spree, you will be treated with free transportation to the Outlets; a private pizza-making...

  •  Yang Shan Deep Water Port

    2017 Apr 25th, Tue, at 7:50:am

    In 2012, Shanghai became the world’s biggest deep water port. Lisa Zhu will take us to the East China Sea in Pudong to explore this busy port. We will drive on one of the longest bridges, the East China Sea Bridge (or “The East Dragon”) where we will see windmills across the sea. The tour includes easy hikes on three small islands. While hiking we will have fantastic views of the ships loading the containers and we...

  •  Beyond the Concessions

    2017 Apr 24th, Mon, at 10:15:am

    The area west of the former concessions used to be called “the Badlands” which was home to a broad spectrum of the Shanghai society. In the 1920s there lived wealthy Chinese trading families as well as newly rich foreigners. Famous schools and universities were situated in that area as well. In the 1940s the scene changed completely. Under the Japanese occupation countless casinos, bars, dance halls and brothels established there. Today, nothing of the latter...

  •  Smart Air Filters Talk (POSTPONED)

    2017 Apr 23rd, Sun, at 1:45:pm

    Smart Air Filters is a Beijing-based social enterprise that provides affordable, yet highly effective, air purifiers to people throughout China, India, and Mongolia. Founded by Dr. Thomas Talhelm (U’Chicago) in 2013, Smart Air’s mission is to raise general air pollution awareness, and give more people access to cleaner air. Noah Willingham, the South China head for Smart Air Filters, will be giving a free informative workshop. The presentation will dive into the science behind air...

  •  Nanhui Peach Blossom Bike Ride (NEW DATE)

    2017 Apr 23rd, Sun, at 7:45:am

    Peach blossoms are seen as a symbol of love and prosperity. The Annual Nanhui Peach Blossom Festival is the best place to surround ourselves with masses of pink blossoms. We will take a bus for 1.5 hours from the city to bike in the beautiful countryside of Nanhui. We will then find a farm to try some locally grown fresh vegetables and fully enjoy the gifts of nature. In the afternoon, we will take the bus...

  •  Chinese Craft Beer Tasting (FULL)

    2017 Apr 22nd, Sat, at 2:45:pm

    These days, Tsingtao and Snow aren’t the only beers China has to offer. Come try some of China’s best craft beers at DAGA Brewpub where they have 60 different beers on tap. DAGA focuses on Chinese craft beers, working with breweries from various Chinese provinces including Nanjing, Sichuan, Shandong, Wuhan, Anhui, and Shanghai. With selections ranging from a Hefeweizen from Sichuan to an IPA from Wuhan, you’re sure to find a brew (or two) that...

  •  Kung Fu Tour

    2017 Apr 22nd, Sat, at 10:15:am

    From the soft and graceful Taoist marital arts of Wudang Mountain, to the explosive Buddhist techniques of Shaolin Temple, China is famed for its rich martial arts heritage. This Kung Fu tour, led by Newman Tours, aims to give you a broad overview of that heritage, by not only taking you on a guided tour of Shanghai’s excellent Kung Fu Museum, but also giving you the chance to try your hand at Chinese martial arts....

  •  Sauvignon Blancs and Jazzy Reds (FULL)

    2017 Apr 21st, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    Step into spring with a night of refreshing Sauvignon Blancs and light jazzy reds at Pudao Shanghai. Apart from chilling out with some SEA perennial favorites such as classy Sancerre and New Zealand Sauvignons, we shall sample some cool jazzy reds from Veneto and new wave Aussie reds that have been under the radar with our regular in house wine expert Kwan Tsui. And oh, for those who need to restore some sugar after a...

  •  Spa Event with GLAMOURLAB

    2017 Apr 21st, Fri, at 1:45:pm

    All of Shanghai has been talking about the amazing events being put on by GLAMOURLAB.  We’re excited to announce that for the first time we are able to offer a chance for SEA members to experience one of these popular pampering sessions. Spend 3 hours with GLAMOURLAB in the beautiful venue and choose from a selection of beauty, styling and wellness workshops. There will be 10-12 workshops on offer, and each guest will be able...

  •  Master Class on Shanghai Luxury Shopping

    2017 Apr 21st, Fri, at 10:00:am

    Shanghai’s Nanjing Road is one of the most prestigious shopping stretches in the world and home to Shanghai’s top designer flagship stores. On this unique walking tour Mrs. Jet-Set, a luxury brand expert, will blend the history and back stories of some of the world’s most iconic brands with a discussion on the architecture of these spaces. We will learn what inspired the architects, such as Louis Vuitton’s Peter Marino, and see where designers like...

  •  Sauvignon Blancs and Jazzy Reds

    2017 Apr 20th, Thu, at 6:45:pm

    Step into spring with a night of refreshing Sauvignon Blancs and light jazzy reds at Pudao Shanghai. Apart from chilling out with some SEA perennial favorites such as classy Sancerre and New Zealand Sauvignons, we shall sample some cool jazzy reds from Veneto and new wave Aussie reds that have been under the radar with our regular in house wine expert Kwan Tsui. And oh, for those who need to restore some sugar after a...

  •  Understanding China’s Revolutionary Art

    2017 Apr 20th, Thu, at 2:00:pm

    We recognize the symbolic images of China’s revolutionary art through propaganda posters and iconic Socialist Realist portraits, but what truly defines China’s revolutionary art? When did it begin? Who were the early artists? How were the form and content conceived? Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will provide a systematic understanding of Maoist era art by discussing the history of woodcuts that paved the way for the emergence of two distinct phases of art that took...

  •  Small Businesses in the Shadow of Modernization

    2017 Apr 20th, Thu, at 9:15:am

    Get a glimpse into the local businesses in an off the beaten path neighborhood. China’s urbanization has almost wiped out these small traditional businesses, but a few have held on. We will begin our visit at a nut roastery that has been passed down from father to son, and taste their signature peanuts. After, we will stop at a store that has been in business selling traditional Jinhua ham for close to 80 years. Next,...

  •  Hongkou Walk with Spencer Dodington

    2017 Apr 19th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    Hongkou, just north of the Bund, is one of Shanghai’s more interesting neighbourhoods. Close to the city proper, it is an area largely unknown to the Chinese and expats alike. From the earliest Concession days, Japanese shop owners and other entrepreneurs came to the city in search of opportunities. By the 1920’s, there were more than 20,000 Japanese civilians living in Hongkou. In this walk, we will discuss their stories and explore the architectural remains...

  •  Spa Day at Hyatt on the Bund

    2017 Apr 19th, Wed, at 9:45:am

    Choose a 90-minute treatment and enjoy access to the fitness center or facilities including the swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room, and sauna. Please choose one: June Jacobs Hydrating Facial: Combining natural botanicals, vitamins, anti-oxidants, and plant driven proteins this facial will nourish and revitalize the skin. A hand and foot paraffin wax is also included. Or Venus Swan Extra-firming Facial: This exclusive patented technology MP2 can effectively promote the synthesis of dermal collagen. It instantly enhances...

  •  Historic Former French Concession (FULL)

    2017 Apr 18th, Tue, at 10:00:am

    Our Former French Concession walk, led by Spencer Dodington, always gets rave reviews so you won’t want to miss it – this is one of the last two walks Spencer is hosting before he repatriates! Spencer will share his knowledge of the history of Shanghai architecture as we walk down the residential streets and lanes of the former West French Concession. We’ll start from the interesting enclave of shops and bistros at Ferguson Lane. Comfortable walking...

  •  Tai Chi: Sword Style

    2017 Apr 18th, Tue, at 9:45:am

    Tai chi sword style incorporates the fundamentals of the sword into tai chi. It requires the body to be relaxed and the mind to be in a peaceful state while staying focused without abusing any power. The artistic quality of tai chi sword style has unique fitness benefits making it a popular style of exercise. Today, Master Chen will guide us step-by-step, demonstrating each technique of sword style while carefully explaining each movement. Date: Tuesday,...

  •  ZBounce!

    2017 Apr 17th, Mon, at 1:45:pm

    Join us as we bounce our way to fitness with a class at Z&B.  Each class participant will work with their own mini trampoline.  Working with the trampoline helps to keep the impact on joints low, and the energetic music will get your body moving!  Have fun bouncing to tunes with your friends, and afterwards enjoy a smoothie and small snack courtesy of Lizzy’s Smoothies! Date: Monday, April 17 Time: 1:45pm registration, 2:00pm to 3:00pm...

  •  Crossing the Tracks: From Laobaixing to Legends (CANCELLED)

    2017 Apr 17th, Mon, at 10:30:am

    Just beyond HuaiHai Lu’s sparkling retail mecca lies the home of Shanghai’s laobaixing, or common people. Our walk begins in a shikumen development that housed some famous personalities. From there our journey winds through upscale neighborhoods with breathtaking villas hidden among towering plane trees. Here Art Deco, Spanish Colonial, and English country style homes are restored to their former glory. We’ll zigzag through lilongs on obscure routes, and tour the former home of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the father of...

  •  Easter Brunch at the Waldorf Astoria (FULL)

    2017 Apr 15th, Sat, at 12:00:pm

    What better way to start off the Easter weekend than with family and friends at the Grand Brasserie, in the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. Please join us as we dine in chic and sophisticated style with live piano music in the background. The spectacular buffet will feature Easter favorites and a chocolate extravaganza. While the wine flows, a classic egg hunt for the little ones will complete the Easter joy for the entire family. Date: Saturday, April 15 Time:...

  •  Being a Local in Yangpu

    2017 Apr 14th, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    Yangpu used to be the industrial district in old Shanghai where all the working class lived. Tonight, in the new Yangpu district, Lisa Zhu will take us on a guided tour to explore the unique local neighborhood that has over 50 years of history. We will join the locals in ballroom dancing and be challenged to a mahjong game by the automatic mahjong table in the community game room. Afterwards, we will take a stroll...

  •  Macramé Crystal Necklace

    2017 Apr 14th, Fri, at 9:45:am

    LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELRY through this hands-on workshop. Our instructor Margaretha teaches classes to the expat community throughout China. Today, she will introduce a macramé knotted necklace. Macramé patterns and knots are an easy and affordable craft to learn. It requires very few tools and just some simple knowledge of basic knots. This class teaches you how to create a nice necklace, combining crystals in your design. Date: Friday, April 14 Time: 9:45am Registration, 10:00am-11:30am...

  •  Mianzi – Keeping Face in China

    2017 Apr 13th, Thu, at 9:45:am

    This month, as we continue our talks about Chinese culture and traditions, our topic is keeping face in China. We always hear Chinese people talk about “mianzi,” which is simply translated into “face,” but its meaning is far beyond the word. Mianzi is extremely important in Chinese people’s lives. Ben-laoshi will introduce us to the basics of mianzi-culture and give us lots of examples, not only about keeping face in daily life, but also in...

  •  Indian Cooking Class

    2017 Apr 12th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    Please join us in Kanika’s Kitchen as she demonstrates how to make four Indian dishes out of her home: Chicken Dahi Masala, a chicken curry made with yogurt and tomatoes; Aloo Gobhi which is potato and cauliflower cooked with Indian spices; Green Pea Pulao which is a North Indian rice dish; and Minted Yogurt. Afterwards, learn more about Chef Kanika as we sit together for lunch. Date: Wednesday, April 12 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm class,...

  •  Calligraphy Association

    2017 Apr 11th, Tue, at 1:15:pm

    Visit Si De Calligraphy and a painting association, both hidden in a peaceful Former French Concession shikumen house, to meet the members who love calligraphy and painting. Today, they will share their professional experience, display different types of calligraphy, and teach us about Chinese calligraphy culture. Mr. Zou, a professional calligraphy pen brush producer will explain the differences between pen brushes made from different materials. We will also learn how to write on or paint...

  •  Yixing Ceramics Capital

    2017 Apr 11th, Tue, at 12:00:am

    Join us on a two-day journey to Yixing, the Ancient Ceramics Capital of China and origin of dark-red enameled pottery. Yixing also has natural wonders such as limestone caves, 3500 hectares of tea plantations and over 800 miles of ancient bamboo forest, called the Bamboo Sea.  We will climb the No.1 peak in south of Jiangsu; enjoying the panoramic of Bamboo Sea.  At the base of the peak we will find the source of Taihu...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 Apr 10th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Date: Monday, April 10 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road, exit 2 or metro line 10 to Shanghai Library, exit 3 turn left on Gao’An Lu to Hengshang Lu and turn right) 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required...

  •  Nanhui Peach Blossom Bike Ride (RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 23)

    2017 Apr 9th, Sun, at 7:45:am

    Peach blossoms are seen as a symbol of love and prosperity. The Annual Nanhui Peach Blossom Festival is the best place to surround ourselves with masses of pink blossoms. We will take a bus for 1.5 hours from the city to bike in the beautiful countryside of Nanhui. We will then find a farm to try some locally grown fresh vegetables and fully enjoy the gifts of nature. In the afternoon, we will take the bus...

  •  Xujiahui

    2017 Apr 8th, Sat, at 2:00:pm

    Today, Xujiahui may seem nothing more than a transportation nexus. Most Shanghai residents only go there to work or purchase questionably reliable electronic toys. A mere 20 years ago it was the deserted end of town, and 50 years before that, it was the centre of Jesuit power in eastern China. We will explore the remnants of this sacred history with a focus on the influence of Catholic missionaries at this, the far end of the...

  •  Street Corner Shopping

    2017 Apr 6th, Thu, at 12:00:pm

    Ever wonder where locals buy their clothing? If you ask them, quite often the answer is, “A small shop on the corner of the street.” But where are those corners? Today, let’s forget the western chain stores or the faux bags and shoes; no more endless bargaining. Let’s explore a local downtown neighborhood with Lisa Zhu to discover what the local shops sell: non-branded but good quality clothes in interesting styles socks, jewelry, tea pots, and...

  •  Chinese Funeral Museum

    2017 Apr 5th, Wed, at 9:45:am

    The Qingming Festival (Pure Brightness Festival or Tomb-sweeping Day) is the most important day for people to offer sacrifices to their ancestors. To understand the Chinese funeral customs, our guide Janny Chyn will show us China’s only Funeral Industry Museum. The modern, clean and brightly-lit museum offers an overview of the funeral business in China. During this guided tour, you’ll begin to understand Chinese funeral culture, hear amazing stories, and learn funeral history. This is...

  •  Guang Ming Cun: Shanghainese Cuisine (CANCELLED)

    2017 Apr 3rd, Mon, at 11:00:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Every day at Guang Ming Cun, local Shanghainese people line up for takeout food from 10am to 6pm. A scalper might charge over 300 RMB for a front spot in line to buy mooncakes at this restaurant during Mid-Autumn Festival. Today, our guide Lisa Zhu will explain why this restaurant is so important to locals as we join her for a meal at this fascinating place. We will learn...

  •  Pingyao and Datong

    2017 Apr 1st, Sat, at 12:00:am

    The province of Shanxi is a treasure house of Buddhist arts, medieval cities and hidden temples.  Beginning in Pingyao Old Town we will walk along the ancient city wall, enjoy a lunch at a local courtyard, and spend the afternoon on a walking tour of the city. Pingyao is a fascinating step back in time. The next morning, we will drive to the Heng Mountain area to view the Hanging Monastery built high on a...

  •  Discover the Flavors of Indonesia (CANCELLED)

    2017 Mar 29th, Wed, at 10:45:am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Indonesian cuisine has a unique blend of Dutch colonial influence along with traders from India, China, and the Middle East due to its geographical location and history. Being rich in natural resources and famed for its spices, Indonesian cuisine demonstrates extremely complex flavors layered with texture. Come indulge in Tumpeng, officially the national dish of Indonesia, a turmeric infused rice dish originating from Java that is presented in an...

  •  Hangzhou Tea Harvest Trip (NEW MEETING TIME)

    2017 Mar 28th, Tue, at 8:00:am

    Our journey begins on an hour long high-speed train to Hangzhou, with guides from Shanghai and Beyond. We’ll leave the city and cruise to the National Tea Museum to learn the history and development of tea. Next, visit the YangMeiLing tea village where the Ying family welcomes us as honored guests. We’ll hike up the trail to enjoy the once-a-year tea harvest.  Among the tea terraces, we’ll be introduced to Long Jing’s famous culture, history...

  •  Yangpu Walk Part 2

    2017 Mar 27th, Mon, at 10:15:am

    Is there anything still left of China in Shanghai? Being a globalized metropolis with Western influences, the city gets cleaned up everywhere and it is quite difficult to still get the feeling of being in China. To find it, we need to search off-the-beaten-track with Carolin Billetter and we will discover that true Chinese life still exists. Yangpu Part 2 will discover hidden places from the past and show where China still can be found...

  •  Swing Dancing (CANCELLED)

    2017 Mar 25th, Sat, at 8:00:pm

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Have you ever wanted to try swing dancing but didn’t know where to start? Come out with SEA for a fun night on the town! Learn some basic moves and enjoy a new experience in a beautiful 1920s café. The evening includes two drinks (wine or soda), one hour of swing instruction, and two hours of swing music with a DJ. Vintage dress is optional, but encouraged! Let’s swing...

  •  Jewels of Myanmar

    2017 Mar 25th, Sat, at 12:00:am

    Travel with SEA friends to the Jewels of Myanmar.  Begin in Yangon, the gateway to the county and view the Shwedagon Pagoda covered in 60 tons of pure gold.  Fly to Bagan to visit a spectacular religious archaeological site and visit thousands of stupas, temples and monasteries along the Ayeyarwady River. Spend two days touring amazing remains with a choice of bike, cruise or horse-cart ride. Continue to Inle Lake to experience the famous leg-rowing...

  •  Chinese Characters

    2017 Mar 24th, Fri, at 9:45:am

    We continue our talks about Chinese culture and traditions. This month, our topic will be on Chinese characters, their origin, structure, and meaning. Ben-laoshi will introduce a lot of interesting information about the history and development of characters. He will tell fascinating legends behind some characters and give useful tips that will help us understand basic reading and writing rules. Bring a piece of paper and a pencil with you so you can practice a...

  •  Aerial Yoga

    2017 Mar 23rd, Thu, at 1:45:pm

    Back by popular demand, another session of aerial yoga at Z&B Fitness.  One of the newest fitness trends in the US and around the world is aerial fitness- a combination of yoga, strength training, and aerial arts.  Z&B Fitness is offering a chance to try an introduction to the ZFly Aerial class especially for SEA members.  The class will be suitable for all fitness and experience levels- a great chance for you and your friends...

  •  Book Talk: Ruth’s Record

    2017 Mar 23rd, Thu, at 9:45:am

    The year 1941 was a turning point for the world, but long-time Shanghai resident Ruth Hill Barr had no way of knowing that when she started her five-year diary on January 1. Before the year was over, the Japanese Army had occupied Shanghai’s International Settlement, and she and her family were stranded as enemy aliens, soon to be placed in a Japanese internment camp. Join us today as Betty Barr talks about this book, which...

  •  The Adventures of Marco Polo: Life and Legend

    2017 Mar 22nd, Wed, at 1:45:pm

    Marco Polo is known as one of the first Europeans to visit China and the author of The Marvels of the World; a book describing the miracles he saw. But the things he described were so strange that it was believed he had invented the stories. When asked by a priest on his deathbed to reveal that his stories were untrue, Marco Polo responded, “I did not tell half of what I saw, for I...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2017 Mar 22nd, Wed, at 10:00:am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 200 (membership valid through August 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org, and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, March 22 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: Regal International...

  •  Spa Day at Four Seasons Pudong

    2017 Mar 22nd, Wed, at 9:45:am

    The elegant Flare Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai at Pudong caters to beauty, inside and out. Start with a deep hydration foot ritual then choose your massage. Enjoy access to the spa facilities including the infinity edge swimming pool overlooking the Shanghai skyline and the high-tech fitness center. Please choose one: A Touch of Flare: This signature massage is delightful, delicious, and deluxe. Heated poultices on sore muscles are the icing on the spa...

  •  Make Your Own Espadrilles (CANCELLED)

    2017 Mar 21st, Tue, at 1:00:pm

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Espadrilles are shoes with a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of jute rope. In this three hour workshop, you will learn how to make your very own espadrilles for the spring season. There will be lots of different materials available or if you prefer, you may bring your own cotton fabric (approximate one meter). Date: Tuesday, March 21 Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm Venue: Craft’d...

  •  Forgotten World

    2017 Mar 21st, Tue, at 10:30:am

    Shanghai has so much hidden history with many astonishing buildings behind the stories. You may have seen the old shi ku men house, and you may have visited the phenomenal buildings on the Bund or Former French Concession area, but the one our guide Lisa Zhu will introduce us to today is nothing like anything else you have seen. It was first built as a dorm for the police officers who worked in the British police station. It was then converted into one of...

  •  Chinese Cooking Class

    2017 Mar 20th, Mon, at 9:45:am

    Spring rolls have been popular throughout Asia for centuries and are believed to have originated in China. Pan-fried dumplings known as shengjian bao are a specialty of Shanghai and are one of the most common breakfast items since the early 1900s. Today, join us for a hands-on cooking class where Head Chef Mike will teach us how to make these two signature Chinese dishes. Date: Monday, March 20 Time: 9:45am registration, 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue:...

  •  Shanghai’s Extraordinary Jewish Legacy

    2017 Mar 19th, Sun, at 9:15:am

    Join us for this fascinating historical tour of Jewish Shanghai. From the 1840s to 1950, waves of Jewish immigrants from Baghdad, India, Russia and Central Europe left their mark on Shanghai. We will start at the Bund exploring the Baghdadi Jewish heritage of our city. Then we will visit various places in Hongkou district, including the Ohel Moshe synagogue (now the Shanghai’s Refugees Museum), a monument in HouShan Park, and a Chinese (formerly Jewish refugee) home....

  •  Shanghai Race Club Tour

    2017 Mar 18th, Sat, at 1:45:pm

    The Shanghai Race Club tour led by Newman Tours is the most exciting way to discover the best of Shanghai’s most elegant heritage and captivating stories in the space of just four hours. During the tour we will view seven of the most iconic colonial buildings in Shanghai and share with you their secrets. The tour will finish at the former Shanghai Race Club building, where you will experience the thrill of the 1934 Shanghai...

  •  Travel Talk: Himalayas & the Indian Sub-Continent

    2017 Mar 17th, Fri, at 9:00:am

    The Himalayas and the Indian Sub-Continent offers some of the world’s most stunning and majestic landscapes, from a tear-shaped island cast adrift in the Indian Ocean to the world’s highest mountain range.  Hidden among its valleys are ethnic villages and cities with untouched pristine cultures. These are the ultimate destinations for adventure seekers. Theng Hwee, from Country Holidays, has travelled the entire length of the Himalayas and Indian Sub-continent and will share how to plan the...

  •  A Bite of China

    2017 Mar 16th, Thu, at 1:00:pm

    In 2012, China Central Television Station launched a documentary, A Bite of China. It tells the history and stories behind Chinese cuisine: its symbolism; the relation between nature and the people; and the creation of unique foods and traditional recipes. The documentary has been greatly received and screened in Singapore, Australia, and soon France. Our guide Lisa Zhu has selected some episodes and would like to invite those that love food and traveling to watch this...

  •  Jewelry Making Workshop

    2017 Mar 16th, Thu, at 10:00:am

    Learn how to make your own jewelry through this hands-on workshop. Our instructor, Margaretha teaches jewelry classes throughout China to the expat community. Today, she will introduce the essential skills of jewelry making, then demonstrate and provide instruction as you design and create your own lariat necklace. Discover how jewelry making can be fun and surprisingly easy! Date: Thursday, March 16 Time: 10am to 11:30am Venue: Jasmine Garden House 21 2239 Hongqiao Lu 虹桥路2239号,置信花园21号 Cost:...

  •  Cracking the Confucius Code-from Imperial Exam to the GaoKao

    2017 Mar 15th, Wed, at 10:30:am

    In Shanghai’s Old City, the only former Confucius school provides an entertaining study explaining how Confucius single-handedly changed China’s ruling class system which led to today’s national entrance exam. First, we’ll explore some alleys and markets surrounding the school, where the lifestyle of locals is on full display, with woks sizzling, vendors clanging their bells, and the rattling of majiang tiles. Back at the school we’ll share stories and photos of the rigorous prep required...

  •  Tai Chi: Pushing Hands

    2017 Mar 14th, Tue, at 9:45:am

    Tai chi pushing hands style was named after an internal Chinese martial arts routine with two people training together. Pushing hands style works to undo a person’s natural instinct to resist force with force, teaching the body to yield force and redirect it. This style of tai chi trains in the defensive and offensive movement principals of martial arts by learning to generate, coordinate, and deliver power to another while effectively neutralizing incoming forces in...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 Mar 13th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Date: Monday, March 13 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road, exit 2 or metro line 10 to Shanghai Library, exit 3 turn left on Gao’An Lu to Hengshang Lu and turn right) 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required...

  •  Historic Suzhou Creek

    2017 Mar 12th, Sun, at 2:00:pm

    Please join us for this fascinating tour, led by Spencer Dodington, to historic Suzhou Creek – one of Shanghai’s Twelve Conservation Areas. From the 1930s, Suzhou Creek was an important trade route and has witnessed the dramatic changes throughout Shanghai’s history. Bustling sailboats and busy water transports, a multitude of warehouses, mills and factories along its banks – these were all once a part of the Suzhou Creek neighborhood. Originally, most of these old buildings...

  •  Railway Museum & LuXun Memorial By City Bus (NEW MEETING LOCATION)

    2017 Mar 11th, Sat, at 9:00:am

    Ever thought about getting on the local bus and exploring the city? Please follow Lisa Zhu for a fun bus ride. During the ride, we will stop at the Shanghai Railway Museum to learn how the railway system in China has developed significantly and changed the way of travel even living in the country. Discover what the old trains were like and the location of the first Shanghai train station. We will end in HongKou...

  •  Two to Tango-Chile and Argentina

    2017 Mar 10th, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    Chile and Argentina. Two wine countries on each side of the Andes mountain range, both with grandiose scenery and some of the very best wines in the New World. Yet their styles are fascinatingly different. Join Kwan Tsui, a wine educator, for a lighthearted but informative South American wine tasting tour at Pudao Wines Shanghai. From floral Torrontes to moreish Cabernets, regardless of whether you are a die-hard Argentinean Malbec fan or a Chilean Carménère...

  •  Two to Tango-Chile and Argentina

    2017 Mar 9th, Thu, at 6:45:pm

    Chile and Argentina. Two wine countries on each side of the Andes mountain range, both with grandiose scenery and some of the very best wines in the New World. Yet their styles are fascinatingly different. Join Kwan Tsui, a wine educator, for a lighthearted but informative South American wine tasting tour at Pudao Wines Shanghai. From floral Torrontes to moreish Cabernets, regardless of whether you are a die-hard Argentinean Malbec fan or a Chilean Carménère...

  •  Wuzhen Water Town and Foot Binding Museum

    2017 Mar 9th, Thu, at 9:15:am

    Wuzhen lies within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Shanghai and is known for tranquil willow-lined canals and ancient architecture dating back over 2,000 years. The majority of the houses, workshops, and stores on the banks of the rivers have remained unchanged for centuries, lending an atmosphere of antiquity. Bridges, canals, water chambers, and almost everything there hold stories about the past. Inside the water town, we will visit the famous Foot Binding Museum....

  •  International Women’s Day Luncheon

    2017 Mar 8th, Wed, at 11:30:am

    Please join SEA as we unite with Deutscher Club Shanghai for International Women’s Day; a day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women. The House of Roosevelt at Bund 27 is a neo-classical building originally built in 1920. The Roosevelt family renovated the building in 2008 with a commitment to preserving the history and restoring the past glory of the architecture. The family has a long-standing and unique connection with China...

  •  Understanding Chinese Abstract Oil Painting

    2017 Mar 7th, Tue, at 2:00:pm

    Western abstract art is acknowledged as having transformed the painted canvas as a modernist signifier. Yet, what about abstract art in China? Is it valid to claim that abstract oil painting in Asia is but a mere “derivative” of a western construct? How are we, as viewers, to understand Chinese abstract art? What do Chinese artists have to say about abstract art? To explore these issues, Art Historian Julie Chun will provide a concise lecture...

  •  Embroidery Tour (NEW MEETING LOCATION)

    2017 Mar 7th, Tue, at 9:45:am

    Chinese embroidery is one of the most well known ancient Chinese art crafts, as well as the most delicate. Ke Si is the highest level of Chinese embroidery, exclusive to royal families. Today, Lisa Zhu will take us to meet Miss Chen Cheng, an expert in Chinese embroidery, who will talk about the mystical Ke Si world and show us some of the finest Chinese embroidery art and authentic ancient fabric. She will share her passion and...

  •  Qipao Tour

    2017 Mar 6th, Mon, at 9:45:am

    Explore China’s changing perceptions of its most famous dress in relation to its modern history. Newman Tours will begin at the Shanghai Museum examining the origins of the qipao and how it was originally used as a tool of oppression by the Manchurians. Next, we will head to the Former French Concession and explore how the film industry encouraged people to look down on this style of dress. Finally, we will go and see some of...

  •  Historic Nanjing

    2017 Mar 4th, Sat, at 12:00:am

    Join us on a weekend trip to Nanjing.  During our ride to Nanjing we will be introduced to the history of Nanjing by our tour guide Lisa Zhu.  After arriving at the Purple Mountains, we will begin with a visit to Sun Yat Sen mausoleum and proceed from there to the Ming Tomb.  Afterward enjoy a hike on Forsythia Mountain and enjoy a wonderful view of the city. Later we will visit the Fuzi Temple...

  •  Hair Treatment

    2017 Mar 3rd, Fri, at 10:00:am

    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 a haircut on this day. Let the experts pamper you at a special discounted price just for SEA Date: Friday, March 3 Time:...

  •  Noodle Tour

    2017 Mar 3rd, Fri, at 9:30:am

    In the heart of Shanghai remains an old noodle production where they still make noodles with a machine that’s over half a century old.  All the workers in this small production have been working there for their entire lives, and most of the customers have been eating noodles from this place ever since they grew up.  Lisa Zhu will take us to this small but reputable old noodle production before it disappears into history.  We...

  •  Towards Modernism

    2017 Mar 2nd, Thu, at 2:00:pm

    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 that examines the social and political context following the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864), Art Historian Julie Chun will take you 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 the...

  •  Noodle Tour

    2017 Mar 2nd, Thu, at 9:30:am

    In the heart of Shanghai, remains an old noodle production where they still make noodles with a machine that’s over half a century old. All the workers in this small production have been working there for their entire life, and most of the customers have been eating noodles from this place ever since they grew up. Lisa Zhu will take us to this small but reputable old noodle production before it disappears into history. We...

  •  Indian Textile Print

    2017 Mar 1st, Wed, at 5:00:pm

    Indian textile block printing has a long history in fabric design and is still in use today for clothing and furnishings. Traditional craftsman carve out wooden blocks which are pressed into dye then used to print on stretched fabric. In this workshop, we will learn how to make our own blocks by cutting out a design then create an Indian textile print pillow cover to take home. Light Indian food will be served. Date: Wednesday, March 1 Time: 5:00pm to...

  •  Noodle Tour

    2017 Mar 1st, Wed, at 9:30:am

    In the heart of Shanghai, remains an old noodle production where they still make noodles with a machine that’s over half a century old. All the workers in this small production have been working there for their entire life, and most of the customers have been eating noodles from this place ever since they grew up. Lisa Zhu will take us to this small but reputable old noodle production before it disappears into history. We...

  •  Tibetan Teas

    2017 Feb 28th, Tue, at 10:00:am

    In the high-altitude areas of Tibet, tea has been a daily necessity for centuries. Tibetan tea also served as a political weapon that replaced warhorses and was used as currency during economic recessions. Today, we will explore this concept at the Laoximen tea market. Laoximen translates to “old west gate” which refers to its former location at the Old City’s western gate. As we tour the market, we’ll learn about bainong culture which goes hand-in-hand with tea...

  •  Day Trip to Musical Instruments Factory & Shanghai Symphony Hall (CANCELLED)

    2017 Feb 27th, Mon, at 9:15:am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Traditional Chinese musical instruments provide a link to the past. Whether played alone or in an orchestra, these contemporary versions of ancient-styled instruments bring to life the music of the ancestors and embody the spirit of an entire nation. Today, we will have the opportunity to visit Shanghai No.1 National Musical Instruments Factory to learn about traditional Chinese musical instruments and see how they are made. Afterwards, we will...

  •  Tale of Two Grapes: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (FULL)

    2017 Feb 24th, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    Fancy a fabulous wine tasting with some world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir? Join Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert for a lighthearted but an informative evening world tour at Pudao Wines Shanghai. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are two of the most revered and celebrated grape varieties in the world and both can command astronomical prices at auctions. These two grapes may be poles apart in character, but curiously, they share the same home, Burgundy....

  •  Chinese Ink Painting: Plum Blossoms

    2017 Feb 24th, Fri, at 9:45:am

    Please join us at Yuan Chinese Ink Painting Workshop where the head teacher, Ruizhi Song, will teach us about Chinese art, Chinese philosophy, and the techniques of traditional Chinese painting. Mrs. Song has held worldwide exhibitions showcasing her paintings. Today, we will watch her paint plum blossoms as she explains the fundamental characteristics of Chinese ink painting. Under Ms. Song’s guidance, you will then create your own painting on rice paper. Date: Friday, February 24...

  •  Spa Day at The PuLi Hotel and Spa (FULL)

    2017 Feb 23rd, Thu, at 10:00:am

    The Anantara Spa presents the very best way of relaxation with a range of ancient therapies from China, Thailand, and India. Join us as we take a 90-minute journey with your choice of treatment. Please choose one: Anantara Signature Massage: Its purpose-designed wringing, kneading, stretching, and effleurage combined with their signature blend of oils stimulate the circulation and promote deep relaxation of the muscles. Reflexology is also incorporated to remove blockages of energy along the...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2017 Feb 22nd, Wed, at 10:00:am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning 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 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org, and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, February 22 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: The Press...

  •  Spa Day at The PuLi Hotel and Spa (FULL)

    2017 Feb 22nd, Wed, at 10:00:am

    The Anantara Spa presents the very best way of relaxation with a range of ancient therapies from China, Thailand, and India. Join us as we take a 90-minute journey with your choice of treatment. Please choose one: Anantara Signature Massage: Its purpose-designed wringing, kneading, stretching, and effleurage combined with their signature blend of oils stimulate the circulation and promote deep relaxation of the muscles. Reflexology is also incorporated to remove blockages of energy along the...

  •  Bao Tang Cantonese Soup

    2017 Feb 22nd, Wed, at 9:45:am

    Chinese believe in getting nutrients from natural foods rather than processed foods. Bao Tang is an old tradition that is still practiced in the Cantonese regions including Hong Kong. Mr. Xie, a Chinese dietitian, and our guide Lisa Zhu will talk about the magic secrets of Chinese soup and health maintenance. Let’s discover the secrets of staying healthy by eating healthy. In this session, we will focus on herb soups and dessert style soups in...

  •  Luncheon at CAPO

    2017 Feb 21st, Tue, at 11:30:am

    CAPO is a modern take on the Italian rustic “Cook-House,” a room bustling with activity, in a contemporary setting. The prime meat and fresh seafood-centric menu created by Chef-Patron Enzo Carbone features artisanal and organic cuts seasoned with the finest Italian ingredients. The twin wood and charcoal-fired pizza ovens are the heart of the restaurant. Both ovens were custom-designed, imported from Italy, and handcrafted on the premises by a master artisan from Naples. Join us...

  •  Upcycle – Eco Design (NEW DATE)

    2017 Feb 20th, Mon, at 1:45:pm

    Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will lead a private studio visit for SEA members to the studio and workshop of Jonas Merian, who creatively converts recovered objects into something uniquely appealing and surprisingly useful.  Even though many Chinese believe nothing should go to waste, there is a cultural reluctance to take on second-hand items. Taking many discarded goods, Jonas breathes new life into them. Based in Shanghai, Jonas is from Switzerland, and for seventeen years worked...

  •  Royal Asiatic Society Library (CANCELLED)

    2017 Feb 20th, Mon, at 1:45:pm

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. The RAS library was founded in 1868 with Alexander Wylie’s collection of books. By 1937, the library’s immense collection was housed on the third floor of the RAS building, which is now the current Rockbund Art Museum. The library survived the Japanese occupation but was forced to close its doors in 1951. Most of the original collection has now been dispersed, but the library was re-established in 2007 by...

  •  XTend Barre

    2017 Feb 20th, Mon, at 1:45:pm

    Join your friends for a fun workout this month at the newest Z&B Fitness studio location. Enjoy an Xtend Barre class exclusively for SEA members. The barre fitness craze began in the U.S. where exercises developed for the ballet were adapted for non-dancers, and a fantastic, low impact workout was born!  Barre focuses on small movements to improve posture and tighten muscles. After the class, enjoy a smoothie and snack courtesy of Lizzy’s Smoothies. Date:...

  •  Antique Maps: The Age of Exploration when West meets East

    2017 Feb 19th, Sun, at 2:15:pm

    Vince Ungvary will show how early European explorers came overland and across the seas to “discover” Asia. Starting with Marco Polo, these explorers returned to Europe with fabulous stories of the immense wealth and strange customs of the people in Asia. The lust for gold and spices first drew the Portuguese to the region, followed by the Dutch, the English, and the French. In their journeys, they mapped the Asian region in detail, creating beautiful...

  •  Tai Chi: Chen Style

    2017 Feb 17th, Fri, at 9:45:am

    Created by Chen Wangting, the Chen style is the oldest and parent form of traditional tai chi styles. Chen style steps are agile and steady with the inner force leading the whole body. Characterized by “silk reeling,” imagine the task of raveling a silk worm’s cocoon in a single thread; smooth circular motions; as well as an even and continuous pressure with bursts of power. Today, you will learn Chen style tai chi with step-by-step...

  •  Shifting Forces: Paintings by the Shanghai School

    2017 Feb 16th, Thu, at 1:45:pm

    We continue the fifth session in the series Survey of Art in China. Through a systematic study, we will explore the socio-economic context in which the content of traditional Chinese painting took a shift toward modernism. This pivotal transition occurred none other than in our very own city of Shanghai. Through this museum talk, Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will highlight the critical features that came to define “modern art” in China and discuss the prominent...

  •  Chinese Provinces (FULL)

    2017 Feb 16th, Thu, at 9:45:am

    SEA will begin a series of talks about Chinese culture and traditions. Our topic this month is Chinese geography. Ben-laoshi will introduce us to the six main Chinese provinces, their history, and main characteristics, showing them on the map and mentioning their customs. You will learn how to recognize different minorities according to their traditions, languages, food, crafts, and clothes. He will emphasize the most fascinating places and sights located in different parts of the...

  •  Urban Planning Museum

    2017 Feb 15th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    As residents of Shanghai, we know the city has bold plans for the future. What better place to see the old versus the new than at this museum in People’s Square. Shanghai has every reason to be proud of its architectural heritage. Not only does the city hold some of the best early-20th century architecture in Asia, but urban development since 1992 has been nothing short of spectacular. Befittingly, Shanghai’s leaders have built one of...

  •  Valentine’s Day Baking Class

    2017 Feb 14th, Tue, at 2:00:pm

    Online grocer FIELDS and Kim Melvin, Head Pastry Chef of The Commune Social, have teamed up to offer a special Valentine’s Day baking class for SEA members. Kim will teach us how to prepare a special dessert that can be taken home to share with your Valentine! Because this is a hands-on class, spaces are extremely limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Date: Tuesday February 14 Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm Venue: The Commune Social...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 Feb 13th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Date: Monday, February 13 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road, exit 2) 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required for vendors only

  •  Ocean Grounds Coffee Tasting

    2017 Feb 11th, Sat, at 9:00:am

    Owner Jimmy Lee has brought his Southern California vibes to Shanghai with this Café/Bar.  Ocean Grounds has upped the city’s coffee game with creative handmade coffee drinks that combine specialty coffee game with creative handmade coffee drinks that combine specialty coffee with elements of mixology.  We will taste four different coffees including The New Orleans – a frozen ball of chicory and coffee steeped in Ocean Grounds’ secret blend of spiced milk. Date: Saturday, February...

  •  Lantern Festival

    2017 Feb 10th, Fri, at 6:15:pm

    The Chinese will be rocking out in spectacular fashion for the New Year! Lunar New Year is the most popular Chinese family celebration all year as it marks the end of the winter season and is the one time during the year when most Chinese families gather together from near and far. SEA invites you on a night tour of the beautiful Yu Gardens Lantern Festival, or Yuanxiao, with our guide Lisa Zhu. She will enlighten...

  •  Western Cooking Demo (CANCELLED)

    2017 Feb 10th, Fri, at 10:00:am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.  Chef Kanika Khanna worked in the European kitchen of a Luxury Collection hotel in India before relocating to Australia, where she worked at a modern Mediterranean restaurant. Here in Shanghai, she caters and teaches cooking classes out of her home. Join us in Kanika’s Kitchen as she demonstrates how to make three western dishes: chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and ricotta, baked vegetables, and apple crumble. Afterwards, learn more...

  •  Lantern Festival

    2017 Feb 9th, Thu, at 6:15:pm

    The Chinese will be rocking out in spectacular fashion for the New Year! Lunar New Year is the most popular Chinese family celebration all year as it marks the end of the winter season and is the one time during the year when most Chinese families gather together from near and far. SEA invites you on a night tour of the beautiful Yu Gardens Lantern Festival, or Yuanxiao, with our guide Lisa Zhu. She will enlighten...

  •  Lantern Festival

    2017 Feb 8th, Wed, at 6:15:pm

    The Chinese will be rocking out in spectacular fashion for the New Year! Lunar New Year is the most popular Chinese family celebration all year as it marks the end of the winter season and is the one time during the year when most Chinese families gather together from near and far. SEA invites you on a night tour of the beautiful Yu Gardens Lantern Festival, or Yuanxiao, with our guide Lisa Zhu. She will enlighten...

  •  Best of Shanghai

    2017 Feb 8th, Wed, at 10:15:am

    Shanghai a world metropolis is currently our home. But do we really know where we are? Do we have a broad overview of the city geographically and what do we know about its historical background to understand how the city works? This talk with Carolin Billetter will help us to get to that point. Together with her, we will experience Shanghai intensively, from the broad perspective down to little details. We will start with Shanghai beginnings as a fishing village then hear about...

  •  Chinese Massage and Manicure (FULL)

    2017 Feb 7th, Tue, at 10:00:am

    What better way to start off the new lunar year than with a Chinese massage and manicure. Relax with some refreshing tea while your hands are treated to a manicure and rejuvenate with a Chinese massage. The soothing oriental touch eases migraines, stress, and tension related problems. Date: Tuesday, February 7 Time: 10:00am registration, 10:15am to 12:00pm Venue: Subconscious Day Spa 458 Dagu Lu 大沽路458号, 近四季酒店 Cost: RMB 200 Please email events@seashanghai.org by February 2,...

  •  Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur

    2017 Jan 26th, Thu, at 12:00:am

    Exotic and colorful, the Land of the Kings is multi-faceted and intriguing! Celebrate the key highlights Rajasthan has to offer and meet specialist guides and unique characters who bring the history of the region to life. We will take a rickshaw ride into Old Delhi to visit historic monuments, palaces, shrines, and colorful bazaars. Experience the Taj Mahal at sunset and explore Old Agra’s culture. Another day will be spent exploring Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted...

  •  Brush Painting with Wine (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jan 25th, Wed, at 6:45:pm

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Shoubai Art Gallery and LaoWines have teamed up together to bring SEA a very special Chinese brush painting experience you will not forget. Famous Chinese painter, Li ShouBai will explain and demonstrate all the basics you need to get started. Under his guidance, you will learn new techniques and practice on some traditional brush painting subject matter such as bamboo, flowers, animals, birds, or insects. To make the workshop...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2017 Jan 25th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning 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 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org, and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, January 25 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: The Press...

  •  Day Trip to Jiaxing Ancient Town & Qingchi Hot Spring (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jan 24th, Tue, at 7:45:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.  A hot spring experience plus delicious cuisine is the perfect day trip this winter. Jiaxing, a city around 100 kilometers from Shanghai, is a wonderful place for us to enjoy the hot springs and local food. In Jiaxing Ancient Town, there are many restaurants that specialize in mutton, and it is one of the most popular dishes in the winter. After lunch, we will go to Qingchi Hot Spring...

  •  Spa Day at The Peninsula (FULL)

    2017 Jan 23rd, Mon, at 9:45:am

    The 1930s Shanghai-inspired Peninsula Spa is dedicated to restoring energy and balance through world-class traditional and modern treatments. Today, choose an 80-minute treatment and try lyengar yoga with a certified teacher, challenge your body at the fully equipped fitness centre, and enjoy the stunning Art Deco-inspired indoor heated pool. Please choose one: Immune Booster Winter Retreat: This unique and powerful Ayurvedic Indian therapy and TCM inspired massage focuses on warming the body, relieves seated tension and...

  •  DIY: Bath Fizzers

    2017 Jan 20th, Fri, at 1:45:pm

    Bath fizzers smell amazing and are simple and fun to make! Today, you will be able to customize your bath fizzers by adding your own choice of essential oils and colors. They make a great gift for others or as a relaxing treat for yourself. This class includes all the resources and equipment you will need to create six lovely bath fizzers. Date: Friday, January 20 Time: 1:45pm registration, 2:00pm to 4:00pm Venue: Craft’d Shanghai...

  •  Jewelry Making Workshop

    2017 Jan 20th, Fri, at 10:00:am

    Learn how to make your own jewelry through this hands-on workshop. Our instructor, Margaretha teaches jewelry classes throughout China to the expat community. Today, she will introduce the essential skills of jewelry making, then demonstrate and provide instruction as you design and create two bracelets of your own. Discover how jewelry making can be fun and surprisingly easy! Date: Friday, January 20 Time: 10:00am to 11:30am Venue: Jasmine Garden House 21 2239 Hongqiao Lu 虹桥路2239号,置信花园21号...

  •  Historic Former French Concession (CANCELLED)

    2017 Jan 19th, Thu, at 10:00:am

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.  Our Former French Concession walk, led by Spencer Dodington, always gets rave reviews so you won’t want to miss it! Spencer will share his knowledge of the history of Shanghai architecture as we walk down the residential streets and lanes of the former West French Concession. We’ll start from the interesting enclave of shops and bistros at Ferguson Lane. Comfortable walking shoes and a camera are a must. Date: Thursday,...

  •  Luncheon at Daimon Bistro

    2017 Jan 18th, Wed, at 11:30:am

    Chef Alvin Leung holds three Michelin stars at his flagship restaurant, Bo Innovation, in Hong Kong. His new restaurant in Shanghai, Daimon Bistro, has a casual setting with many retro elements derived from old Kowloon City. The menu has a focus on small plates designed for sharing and features a mix of Chinese, Western and Southeast Asian cuisines. Join us as we celebrate Chinese New Year at this new restaurant on the Bund! MENU Dim...

  •  Dou Di Zhu

    2017 Jan 17th, Tue, at 12:45:pm

    Dou Di Zhu means “fight the landlord” and is one of the most popular card games in China. Lisa Zhu and local card game master Xiu Lan will teach us how to play this national card game which is described as easy to learn but hard to master because it requires mathematical and strategic thinking as well as carefully planned execution. The game starts with players bidding for the landlord position and those who lose...

  •  Canton: The birthplace of colonialism in China

    2017 Jan 17th, Tue, at 10:15:am

    Guangzhou, formerly called Canton, used to be the most important trading port between the western nations and China in colonial times, and it is still one of the major trading hubs today. It was also the place where China’s modern history began. Here, Sun Yatsen started his campaign against the imperial powers in Beijing and the era of a new and modern China. The western nations left their traces here as well, with colonial style...

  •  ZCycle!

    2017 Jan 16th, Mon, at 1:45:pm

    Please join us for another installment of SEA’s popular group fitness classes at Z&B Fitness. This month, we’ll be giving indoor cycling (spinning) a try! No experience is necessary and all levels of fitness can participate. The amount of resistance on the bike is completely customizable and up to you. Please make sure to wear appropriate clothing, but bike shorts and bike shoes are not required. After the class, enjoy a smoothie and snack courtesy...

  •  Chinese New Year Cooking Class (FULL)

    2017 Jan 16th, Mon, at 9:45:am

    Chinese New Year, also referred to as the Spring Festival, is a very important holiday and the longest lasting 15 days. Chinese New Year begins with a reunion dinner that is held on New Year’s Eve when family members gather for a celebration and a traditional meal. One of the traditional dishes eaten during the holiday are long noodles because they represent long life. In this hands-on cooking class, we will learn how to make...

  •  Chinese Wine Tasting (FULL)

    2017 Jan 13th, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    Celebrate Chinese New Year with some great Chinese wines! Get to know some fabulous Chinese wines for an informal tasting evening with Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert from Pudao Shanghai. Ever since Helan Mountains had been awarded with the best Cabernet trophy by the renowned Decanter Wine Challenge in 2011, Chinese wines have confidently shaken off its jug wine image and have undergone a renaissance for boutique wines in recent years. Explore Ningxia, one...

  •  Tai Chi: Fan Style

    2017 Jan 13th, Fri, at 9:45:am

    The fan style is a unique style of tai chi that includes martial arts and dance movements. The fan is used as a special martial arts weapon that can attack and defend. Today, Master Chen will guide us step-by-step, demonstrating each technique of fan style while carefully explaining each movement. Tai chi fan style is an ornamental and artistic fitness exercise that is full of beauty and elegant style. Date: Friday, January 13 Time: 9:45am registration,...

  •  Harbin: Ice Wonderland

    2017 Jan 13th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    Renowned as the home of the ice and snow, Harbin holds its annual Lantern Festival from January to early February. Colorful, glittering ice sculptures decorate this northern snow city, nick-named “China’s Moscow” due to its historic Russian influence. During this SEA trip, we will visit the St. Sophia Church, Zhao Lin Park, Sun Island, Siberian Tiger Enclosure, and Ice & Snow World. Hotel accommodation at the Shangri-La Harbin, airfare and all meals are included. Depart:...

  •  Day Trip to Suzhou Pearl Market

    2017 Jan 12th, Thu, at 8:30:am

    This sprawling market in the outskirts of the city is widely acknowledged as the largest market in China for freshwater pearls. Suzhou is quite the destination when it comes to shopping for pearls. In China, it doesn’t take too long before you realize that pearl vendors are ubiquitous, particularly around famous city attractions. There are several buildings spread out over the market, and together they house hundreds of small booths that represent different companies who...

  •  Introduction to Calligraphy and Ink Painting

    2017 Jan 11th, Wed, at 1:45:pm

    We continue the fourth session in the series Survey of Art in China where through a systematic study, we will explore the social context in which calligraphy and ink painting arose in China. Why is calligraphy one of the highest and most esteemed arts in China? Was it always a critically elevated form of art? As we attempt to remove some of the layers of mystique, the findings will astound and bemuse you. As to ink...

  •  Asian Cooking Class

    2017 Jan 11th, Wed, at 10:45:am

    Mr. Meat focuses on food safety, great taste, and healthy choices. They work with only well-known and respectable plants from around the world and offer hormone-free, free-range imported poultry, free-range Iberian pork, and imported grass-fed beef. Please join us for this hands-on cooking class as we integrate some traditionally western meat cuts into Asian cuisine. Today, we will learn how to make Beef Stew Noodles and a Thai Chicken Salad. After we have cooked our...

  •  A Painter and A Chef (POSTPONED)

    2017 Jan 10th, Tue, at 9:45:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been postponed. Xie Cheng Cheng is a self-taught local painter whose work has been collected by many corporations and private collectors. Today, he will share with us the story of his life from being a fireman, to one of the very first professional models in Shanghai back in the 1980’s, to a hotel manager. During those jobs, he never gave up on his painting. Now, he is a successful painter and...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2017 Jan 9th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Date: Monday, January 9 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road, exit 2) 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required for vendors only

  •  Coffee Morning

    2016 Dec 12th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Date: Monday, December 12 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road, exit 2) 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required for vendors only

  •  Can China’s Heritage Survive its Economic Success?

    2016 Dec 10th, Sat, at 4:00:pm

    Please join Brian Linden from the Linden Centre for this interesting talk. He will focus on the challenges China faces in trying to balance cultural and heritage preservation and excessive development, especially in tourism destinations like Lijiang and Dali.  He will retrace how and why he and his wife, Jeanee, has established projects like the Linden Centre and discuss their continued attempts to create a new and more sustainable tourism model for China that combines...

  •  Sparkling Celebration Wine Tasting

    2016 Dec 9th, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    Celebrate Christmas and the New Year in style with plenty of bubbles and champagnes at Pudao Shanghai! Join Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert for an informal and exciting exploration on some iconic sparkling wine regions in the world. From delightful Proseccos, sensual Burgundian Brut roses, to majestic vintage Champagnes, this is a great opportunity to get under the skin of some of the World’s great wines, and see why champagne has become arguably the most...

  •  Sculpture Gallery

    2016 Dec 9th, Fri, at 2:00:pm

    For our third session of the course Survey of Art in China led by Julie Chun (MA, Art History), we will explore the ancient sculptures of China. We will study how sculpture served as funerary objects and then later as religious markers for reliquaries, steles, and stone monuments. This will help you to better understand how foreign and indigenous doctrines became contextualized as institutional religions in ancient China. By the end of this museum lecture,...

  •  Sparkling Celebration Wine Tasting

    2016 Dec 8th, Thu, at 6:45:pm

    Celebrate Christmas and the New Year in style with plenty of bubbles and champagnes at Pudao Shanghai! Join Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert for an informal and exciting exploration on some iconic sparkling wine regions in the world. From delightful Proseccos, sensual Burgundian Brut roses, to majestic vintage Champagnes, this is a great opportunity to get under the skin of some of the World’s great wines, and see why champagne has become arguably the...

  •  Nanxun Cultural Immersion

    2016 Dec 8th, Thu, at 8:45:am

    There are many water towns to visit in the surrounding areas of Shanghai, but the ancient town of Nanxun is unique due to its stunning blend of eastern and western architecture. Nanxun was built from the profits of wealthy silk merchants who traveled overseas and eventually retired here, bringing with them a western influence. The team from Shanghai & Beyond will give you a deeper appreciation, and a local historian will share his knowledge of the...

  •  Holiday Wrapping Party (CANCELLED)

    2016 Dec 7th, Wed, at 11:00:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Please join us for a Holiday Wrapping Party! Bring your gifts that need to be wrapped and choose from the wrapping paper buffet including three different types of paper, three accouterment gift toppers, ribbon, and tape. While you are wrapping, food will be provided. Paper Tiger Shanghai will also provide instructions for new wrapping styles based on your gift size. MENU Finger Sandwiches Curry Puffs Salad Coffee or Tea...

  •  Zumba!

    2016 Dec 6th, Tue, at 1:45:pm

    Wildly popular Z&B Fitness has expanded again with a new studio in Jing’an. Take this opportunity to check out the new purpose built facility and try out one of their signature classes. When James and Siri started their boutique fitness studio, Zumba was one of the first classes offered and is still one of the most popular. A fun workout that can be tailored to your level of fitness; you will have a blast moving...

  •  Cooking Demo at Kanika’s Kitchen

    2016 Dec 6th, Tue, at 10:00:am

    Chef Kanika Khanna worked in the European kitchen of a Luxury Collection hotel in India before relocating to Australia, where she worked at a modern Mediterranean restaurant. Here in Shanghai, she teaches cooking classes out of her home. Join us in Kanika’s Kitchen as she demonstrates how to make three dishes perfect for the winter: Spiced Pumpkin Soup, Vegetable Pissaladiere, and Chicken Stroganoff. Afterwards, learn more about Chef Kanika as we sit together for lunch....

  •  Subconscious Day Spa

    2016 Dec 6th, Tue, at 9:45:am

    Please join us for an end-of-year day at Subconscious Day Spa. This special package, exclusive for SEA members, includes a 45-minute Silky Skin Body Exfoliation that will eliminate dirt and sebum from your skin while promoting lymph node detoxification leaving your skin smooth, soft, and supple; a 60-minute Signature Oil Massage with a choice of essential oils that will penetrate the skin leaving you relaxed and is perfect for stress relief; and a 60-minute Oriental...

  •  Taoism, Tea, and TCM

    2016 Dec 5th, Mon, at 10:30:am

    Tea, like wine and coffee, has long been the medium for conversation and sharing. In China, tea is also associated with spiritual practices and a holistic approach to health. The team from Shanghai & Beyond will lead us on a tour to explore this complex relationship at a Traditional Chinese Medicine pharmacy and Taosim temple, to learn how their practices have influenced tea culture. We’ll enjoy lunch and a tea ceremony, surrounded with dramatic antique carvings and...

  •  Subconscious Day Spa (FULL)

    2016 Dec 5th, Mon, at 9:45:am

    Unfortunately, this event is fully booked.  We are repeating this event on Tuesday, December 6. Please join us for an end-of-year day at Subconscious Day Spa. This special package, exclusive for SEA members, includes a 45-minute Silky Skin Body Exfoliation that will eliminate dirt and sebum from your skin while promoting lymph node detoxification leaving your skin smooth, soft, and supple; a 60-minute Signature Oil Massage with a choice of essential oils that will penetrate...

  •  Holiday Brunch at Wanda Reign on the Bund

    2016 Dec 3rd, Sat, at 11:00:am

    Please join us for a special holiday brunch at a five-star hotel located in the exciting Shanghai city center with the picturesque banks of the Huangpu River and Pudong skyline in the backdrop. This festive buffet feast will include a variety of appetizers, charcuterie, seafood, soup, noodles, hot dishes, a carving station including roasted turkey, an assortment of desserts, and free-flow sparkling wine, red wine, and white wine. To guarantee your seat at this brunch,...

  •  Subconscious Day Spa (FULL)

    2016 Dec 2nd, Fri, at 9:45:am

    Unfortunately, this event is fully booked.  We are repeating this event on Tuesday, December 6. Please join us for an end-of-year day at Subconscious Day Spa. This special package, exclusive for SEA members, includes a 45-minute Silky Skin Body Exfoliation that will eliminate dirt and sebum from your skin while promoting lymph node detoxification leaving your skin smooth, soft, and supple; a 60-minute Signature Oil Massage with a choice of essential oils that will penetrate...

  •  11th Shanghai Biennale (FULL)

    2016 Dec 1st, Thu, at 11:30:am

    Unfortunately, this event is fully booked. The Power Station of Art is the first state-instituted contemporary museum in Shanghai. It opened on October 1, 2012 as the main venue for the Shanghai Biennale, a global event that takes place every two years showcasing works by international and Chinese artists. This year’s guest curator is the contemporary artist group Raqs Media Collective from New Delhi, India. With the theme “Why Not Ask Again?” this year’s biennale seeks...

  •  Hidden Alleyways of the FFC

    2016 Dec 1st, Thu, at 10:00:am

    The “Shanghailander“ and founder of China Culture Consulting Co., Carolin Billetter, has created a walk through the hidden alleyways of the Former French Concession. You will have a peak behind the curtains of the famous Tianzifang and get to know even smaller paths behind the lanes. You will hear many historical stories and facts about the typical “haipai” lifestyle of colonial times and today while enjoying the wonderful relaxed atmosphere in that area – vive...

  •  Bird Nest Afternoon Tea (CANCELLED)

    2016 Nov 30th, Wed, at 1:00:pm

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Yan Bo (Bird Nest) – Do you know why the Chinese, especially women are so obsessed about it and consider it the best delicacy? Where do they find it? How do they make it look like the ones in the box at the TCM pharmacy? How are they prepared? Our guide Lisa Zhu, and the owner of the teahouse that specializes in bird nest, will unravel the puzzles and invite us...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2016 Nov 30th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning 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 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org, and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, November 30 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: The Press...

  •  Subconscious Day Spa (FULL)

    2016 Nov 30th, Wed, at 9:45:am

    Unfortunately, this event is fully booked. We are repeating this event on Tuesday, December 6. Please join us for an end-of-year day at Subconscious Day Spa. This special package, exclusive for SEA members, includes a 45-minute Silky Skin Body Exfoliation that will eliminate dirt and sebum from your skin while promoting lymph node detoxification leaving your skin smooth, soft, and supple; a 60-minute Signature Oil Massage with a choice of essential oils that will penetrate...

  •  Songjiang Museum and Meiji Chocolate Factory (CANCELLED)

    2016 Nov 29th, Tue, at 8:45:am

    Unfortunately, this Day Trip has been cancelled. Songjiang Museum displays archeological artifacts and relics unearthed in Songjiang, as well as items of modern history. After guiding us through the museum, Janny Chun will show us the Square Pagoda, erected in the Northern Song Dynasty (949AD). Made of wood and bricks, the nine-story pagoda stands 42.5 meters high and is acknowledged as the most beautiful ancient pagoda in the region south of the Yangtze River. The...

  •  Chai Yiming Artist Studio Visit

    2016 Nov 28th, Mon, at 10:30:am

    Art Historian Julie Chun will lead a rare opportunity for SEA members to visit the studio of contemporary ink artist Chai Yiming. Chai Yiming, born in Harbin in 1965, currently lives and works in Shanghai. His meticulous brushwork in the freehand style depicts dynamic interpretations of natural and manmade landscape while combining a blend of Chinese traditional styles with contemporary experimentations. His paintings have the appearance of a literati work of art, yet is also...

  •  Spin Ceramics

    2016 Nov 25th, Fri, at 9:45:am

    Please join Dr. Jeremy Guo as he introduces Spin. He will talk about how Spin started and its history. He will also introduce the design concepts that Spin uses. The ceramics are made in the famous “Porcelain Capital” Jingdezhen with traditional techniques dated from the Ming dynasty. Jingdezhen porcelain is described as being “white as jade, thin as paper, and as sweet sounding as a chime.”  A team of eleven designers and craftsmen develop new...

  •  Bauble Wreath Workshop

    2016 Nov 24th, Thu, at 10:00:am

    Decorate your home for the Christmas holiday with your very own bauble wreath. Please join us in today’s workshop where you will make your own wreath. There are lots of baubles to play with including ornament balls, pinecones, and ribbons. You will leave with a very festive accessory for your home! Date: Thursday, November 24 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Craft’d Shanghai 382 Shanxi Nan Lu 2/F, near Fuxing Lu (metro lines 1, 10, or...

  •  POP Goes Warhol

    2016 Nov 23rd, Wed, at 2:00:pm

    Yuz Museum features two exciting exhibitions. First is OVERPOP, an exhibition based on the curatorial concept by Jeffrey Deitch, former director of MOCA LA in which American and European art from the Yuz Foundation will be shown in conjunction with selected art by Chinese contemporary artists. The museum talk will be led and moderated by Julie Chun (MA, Art History and Contributing writer for Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art) to examine the artistic legacy...

  •  Glass Beads Workshop

    2016 Nov 23rd, Wed, at 9:30:am

    Glass is a beautiful material that comes in bright colors and many different shapes. There is so much we can do with glass when we know how! Lisa Zhu will lead us to a glass workshop where we will have a fun experience of making our own glass beads using a special flaming technique. This workshop was established by the very first Chinese person to receive a Doctorate Degree in the field of Glass at...

  •  Luncheon at Jade on 36

    2016 Nov 22nd, Tue, at 11:30:am

    Jade on 36 is a chic destination offering modern European Asian fusion cuisine alongside stunning views of the Bund and Shanghai’s cityscape. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Jeremy Biasiol, who brings with him over 20 years of experience in French gastronomy that includes working in several Michelin-starred establishments around the world, the restaurant offers a menu that features classic dishes with a playful Asian twist. Starter (please choose one): Egg cooked in a jar, shrimp,...

  •  Spa Day at Shangri-La Pudong

    2016 Nov 21st, Mon, at 10:00:am

    CHI embraces a holistic approach to physical and spiritual well-being. Inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies, CHI spa treatments are based upon the principles of restoring balance and harmony to mind and body. You are invited to enjoy an indulgent surrender to the intuitive touch of qualified CHI therapists and the restorative powers of fragrant oils, aromatic herbs, and spices. Following the luxurious treatment, a two-course healthy lunch will be served at Jade on 36....

  •  Glass Beads Workshop

    2016 Nov 21st, Mon, at 9:30:am

    Glass is a beautiful material that comes in bright colors and many different shapes. There is so much we can do with glass when we know how! Lisa Zhu will lead us to a glass workshop where we will have a fun experience of making our own glass beads using a special flaming technique. This workshop was established by the very first Chinese person to receive a Doctorate Degree in the field of Glass at...

  •  Capture it Before it’s Gone…

    2016 Nov 20th, Sun, at 9:45:am

    Guided by photojournalist and Shanghai’s Jewish history expert Dvir Bar-Gal, this three-hour walk will offer a new look at old things. Bring your video or still camera to capture Shanghai’s treasured, yet disappearing scenes. The fascinating street sights of this tour will suit anyone, with or without a camera. We will walk off the beaten paths of the Old City. Starting at the Old City’s east gate area, we will stroll westward through the disappearing lanes and markets, going through an...

  •  Shanghai Antiques Tour

    2016 Nov 19th, Sat, at 1:15:pm

    Whether you’re a professional Chinese antiques collector, an enthusiastic hobbyist, or a complete newcomer who just wants to decorate your home with a few unique works of art, this Newman Tours experience will be right up your alley. During this four-hour exploration of Shanghai’s best antique stores you will see Ancient Chinese Furniture Specialists, make a visit to Shanghai’s Professional Collectors Antiques Market, and get an introduction to the little known world of Shanghai Art...

  •  Italian Cocktail Class

    2016 Nov 18th, Fri, at 2:30:pm

    Spend your Friday afternoon at an intimate cocktail class in the gorgeous light filled space of Va Bene in Xintiandi. What better place to learn and enjoy the afternoon, Italian style? We will learn how to make three Italian cocktails while enjoying some canapés. In order to allow as much hands-on learning as possible, the group will be kept to a small size. Reserve your space early so you don’t miss out! Date: Friday, November...

  •  Chinese Knots Workshop

    2016 Nov 18th, Fri, at 10:00:am

    One of the traditional Chinese knotting that is used very widely is called Pipa knot. The knot takes on the shape of the traditional Chinese musical instrument, and consists of a Yin part and the Yang part to tie as one pair. This knot can be made into a bracelet, earrings, a decorative button, or as the finishing touch for holiday gift wrapping. Pipa is the Chinese Lute that dates back more than 2000 years...

  •  Italian Cocktail Class

    2016 Nov 17th, Thu, at 2:30:pm

    Spend your afternoon at an intimate cocktail class in the gorgeous light filled space of Va Bene in Xintiandi. What better place to learn and enjoy the afternoon, Italian style? We will learn how to make three Italian cocktails while enjoying some canapés. In order to allow as much hands-on learning as possible, the group will be kept to a small size. Reserve your space early so you don’t miss out! Date: Thursday, November 17...

  •  Ink Factory Tour

    2016 Nov 17th, Thu, at 8:35:am

    Chinese invented ink not long after they started to write. We’ve all been impressed watching the art of calligraphy but do you know how the ink is made and why some is so expensive? Our guide, Lisa Zhu invites us to find the answers by visiting the ink factory, hidden in downtown Shanghai. We will work on a piece of ink art of your own and take it home as a memory of this special experience. Date: Thursday,...

  •  Royal Asiatic Society Library…a Hidden Gem in the FFC (CANCELLED)

    2016 Nov 16th, Wed, at 9:45:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. What is this RAS…is it a secret society… is it royal? Actually, it’s neither, and if a good ole Texas boy named Spencer Dodington and an Ohio hillbilly named Tracy Lesh can join, then so can you. It was formed 150 years ago by a group of Shanghai expats who enjoyed the pursuit of Chinese culture and wanted to publish their knowledge. Today, their views and discoveries are yours to explore at...

  •  Shanghai Story: The Wok Brothers

    2016 Nov 16th, Wed, at 9:30:am

    Most Chinese people cook with just one wok. They use it to stir fry, stew, and sometimes they even make soup in it; all in one magic wok! Brothers Ceng took over a hand-made wok business from their father, and, everyday for over 40-years, they have been pounding on iron sheets in a space that is no more than 12 square meters. Our guide, Lisa Zhu will take us to visit the legendary “Wok Brothers”...

  •  Shibori Workshop

    2016 Nov 15th, Tue, at 1:30:pm

    Learn about the various Japanese techniques of Shibori to create random designs using scrap pieces of cloth. We will try the Sekka method using fan folds and blocks, the Arashi method of using a pipe to twist and make folds, as well as the more well known method of Kanoko associated with tie dye using rubber bands and beads. We can also try the subtle method of Kumo that uses stitches to create gathers. The...

  •  Holiday Baking Class

    2016 Nov 15th, Tue, at 9:45:am

    Take festive gifting a notch up this year and learn how to make your own gingerbread from Chef Beat Loeffel at Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai’s affable Executive Pastry Chef who is armed with more than 30 years of experience working in over 10 countries. Have fun creating your own personalized gingerbread with colorful icing and Christmas ornaments, and be rewarded with a hearty lunch after. Date: Tuesday, November 15 Time: 9:45am registration, 10:00am to 12:00pm...

  •  Taipei Essential

    2016 Nov 15th, Tue, at 12:00:am

    Travel to Taipei to learn about the history and culture of the people and surrounding areas. We will witness the contrast of nostalgic street scenes and modern architecture. Experience Taiwan’s tallest skyscraper, visit Jiufen old street with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, encounter the golden waterfall, and view the harbor at Danshui Fisherman’s Wharf with floating piers and a boat shaped bridge spanning the harbor. Don’t miss this trip if you are a first...

  •  Festive Coffee Morning

    2016 Nov 14th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Dress in your best festive attire and join us for a special Coffee Morning where you will be able to celebrate the festive season with your Shanghai friends and visit with our vendors to purchase holiday gifts. On this day, we will have a special holiday menu which will include: Cold Station Cold cut selection including smoked duck, chicken, turkey Leg of ham with mustards, pickles, and mini rye rolls Smoked salmon, pickled onion, roast...

  •  The Forgotten World

    2016 Nov 13th, Sun, at 10:30:am

    Shanghai has so much hidden history with many astonishing buildings behind the stories. You may have seen the old shi ku men house, and you may have visited the phenomenal buildings on the Bund or Former French Concession area, but the one our guide Lisa Zhu will introduce us to today is nothing like anything else you have seen. It was first built as a dorm for the police officers who worked in the British police station. It was then converted into one of...

  •  Gangs of Shanghai (POSTPONED)

    2016 Nov 12th, Sat, at 10:00:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been postponed. During the heady days of 1920s and 1930s Shanghai, Chiang Kai-shek’s control of the city was in the hands of two main groups: the wealthy and the criminal. Wealthy merchants and foreign capitalists supported Chiang’s KMT with the understanding that there would be no reforms that threatened their interests. The Shanghai criminal organizations were dominated by two secret society groups called the Green Gang and the Red Gang. One...

  •  Rediscover Spain and Portugal Wine Tasting

    2016 Nov 11th, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    Spice up your autumn evening with some Spanish and Portuguese passions. Sample and explore some interesting Spanish and Portuguese wines with the guidance of Kwan Tsui, the in-house top wine expert from Pudao Shanghai.  Apart from revisiting some old classic regions such as Vinho Verde and Rioja, this tasting will showcase some emerging rising Spanish stars (e.g. Mas Martinet from Priorat) that are driving the current wine renaissance in the Iberian Peninsula. This cozy and...

  •  West Bund Art Fair

    2016 Nov 11th, Fri, at 1:00:pm

    This year marks the third year of West Bund Art Fair. Designated as Xuhui District’s “cultural corridor,” more and more creative centers are emerging in this area that was formerly an airport strip. The international contemporary art fair will take place again in the industrial complex of an old airplane hangar. Bigger and splashier, local and foreign galleries will be showcasing prominent (established) and promising (emerging) artists. Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will lead a private group...

  •  Bike Around Yangcheng Lake Day Trip (CANCELLED)

    2016 Nov 10th, Thu, at 7:30:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Yangcheng Lake is the most famous area of origin for one of the nature’s culinary treasures – Chinese hairy crabs. The fertile and clear water makes the hairy crabmeat clean and slightly sweet. Autumn is the time to enjoy this seasonal delicacy. In the morning, we will take a two hour bus journey to Yangcheng Lake. After selecting our bikes, we will make a 20 km easy and relaxing...

  •  The World of Colored Gemstones

    2016 Nov 9th, Wed, at 1:45:pm

    How much do you know about colored gems? What do you look for when buying a ruby, sapphire, and other colored gemstones? Winda Lee, a gifted designer and gemologist, will share her knowledge and will tell us the different types of colored gems commonly found in the market, how to differentiate them, their values, and characteristics. She will also show us her reinterpretation of outdated jewelry by injecting new elements to the old pieces. You...

  •  Historic Suzhou Creek (POSTPONED)

    2016 Nov 9th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been postponed.  We hope to reschedule this at a later date. Please join us for this fascinating tour, led by Spencer Dodington, to historic Suzhou Creek – one of Shanghai’s Twelve Conservation Areas. From the 1930s, Suzhou Creek was an important trade route and has witnessed the dramatic changes throughout Shanghai’s history. Bustling sailboats and busy water transports, a multitude of warehouses, mills and factories along its banks – these were...

  •  Leather Shopping

    2016 Nov 8th, Tue, at 8:15:am

    China always has a marketplace that focuses on one type of product, HaiNing in ZheJiang province specializes in leather and fur. Join us today as our guide, Lisa Zhu, take us to discover the biggest leather and fur mall in China. We will explore different parts of the mall where you fill find leather purses, wallets, shoes (largest size is 40), jackets, gloves, hats, fur coats, etc. There are also travel bags, suitcases, and cashmere...

  •  Back Alleys of Jing’an District

    2016 Nov 7th, Mon, at 10:15:am

    Jing’an district is one of the largest districts of Shanghai and its diversity of old and new, traditional and modern, is just amazing. Let´s explore this area with Carolin Billetter who is an expert of Shanghai history and hidden places. We will start our stroll at one of the six antique buildings of Shanghai, the Jade Buddha Temple. Then we will take an adventurous walk through hidden alleyways where Carolin will guide us through this...

  •  Floatation

    2016 Nov 7th, Mon, at 9:00:am

    What is floatation? Floatation involves lying in a tank filled with pharmaceutical-grade Epsom salt; this extreme dense solution is similar to the natural Dead Sea carrying the weight of your body effortlessly, which creates the feeling of floating in midair. At the perfect temperature, it is comfortable. Benefits include a feeling of relaxation, enhances creativity, boosts concentration, and it helps to relieve pain and stress. The combination of decreased stress levels and increased endorphin and...

  •  Tuina for Family Health

    2016 Nov 6th, Sun, at 10:15:am

    In TCM, the human body is viewed as a miniature version of the surrounding macrocosm. Good health comes from optimizing one’s energy (or Qi) and harmonizing two opposing yet complementary energetic forces, yin and yang, while disease results from imbalances between these forces. Tuina massage works to augment this flow of Qi throughout the body which is vital to maintaining health. In this activity, Rose Oliver MBE from Double Dragon Alliance and Master Wang Ming Bo will...

  •  Shanghai Story: The Wok Brothers

    2016 Nov 6th, Sun, at 9:30:am

    Most Chinese people cook with just one wok. They use it to stir fry, stew, and sometimes they even make soup in it; all in one magic wok! Brothers Ceng took over a hand-made wok business from their father, and, everyday for over 40-years, they have been pounding on iron sheets in a space that is no more than 12 square meters. Our guide, Lisa Zhu will take us to visit the legendary “Wok Brothers”...

  •  Parinama Shanghai Open

    2016 Nov 5th, Sat, at 6:30:pm

    Please join SEA for China’s first live ensemble of ballroom dancing. This event is one of the world’s biggest ballroom and Latin dance championship competitions featuring the best international dance talent competing to win the World Dance Council (WDC) trophy. This global event of glamour, excitement, movement, and artistry will feature hundreds of elite dancers from all over the world. As a SEA VIP, you are invited to attend the final round of judging for the...

  •  Jiading Car Museum and Library

    2016 Nov 5th, Sat, at 8:45:am

    Jiading, located in the northwest part of Shanghai, has a lot of historical sights and modern infrastructure. Today, Lisa Zhu will take us to explore the Jiading car museum which is one of the largest car museums in China. From Fabrizio Giugiaro to the first ‘made in China’ car for the country leader, there are lots of antique cars on exhibit. You will see a 1930’s Cadillac, to Ford automobiles from the 1950’s, even a...

  •  Ionize Your Water and Change Your Health

    2016 Nov 4th, Fri, at 12:45:pm

    Much of the water we drink today is of neutral alkalinity, which means that it is not very effective at balancing the body’s pH levels and can even contribute to having an over acidic bio system. Specialists agree that disease, joint pain, gout, aging, and high blood pressure, among many other conditions, thrive in acid environments. At this presentation, you will see a product that’s available for the first time in China. A product that transforms...

  •  Secrets of Old Shanghai: Around the Racecourse

    2016 Nov 4th, Fri, at 9:45:am

    Discover the secrets of old Shanghai still hidden around the contours of the city’s famous racecourse with Patrick Cranley and Tina Kanagaratnam, co-founders of Historic Shanghai and authors of the “Around the Racecourse” chapter in Final Five Shanghai Walks: The Who’s Who of the Where’s Where of Old Shanghai, the final book in Tess Johnston’s series of architectural walking guides. We’ll walk through quiet Art Deco lanes and on bustling city streets, hearing the forgotten stories of buildings...

  •  Indian Cooking Class

    2016 Nov 3rd, Thu, at 10:00:am

    Chef Kanika Khanna worked in the European kitchen of a Luxury Collection hotel in India before relocating to Australia, where she worked at a modern Mediterranean restaurant. Here in Shanghai, she teaches cooking classes out of her home. Join us in Kanika’s Kitchen as she demonstrates how to make four Indian dishes: Quinoa Biryani, Green Moong Bean Salad, Cucumber and Mint Raita, and Basil Chicken Tikka Masala. Afterwards, learn more about Chef Kanika as we...

  •  Shanghai Story: The Wok Brothers

    2016 Nov 3rd, Thu, at 9:30:am

    Most Chinese people cook with just one wok. They use it to stir fry, stew, and sometimes they even make soup in it; all in one magic wok! Brothers Ceng took over a hand-made wok business from their father, and, everyday for over 40-years, they have been pounding on iron sheets in a space that is no more than 12 square meters. Our guide, Lisa Zhu will take us to visit the legendary “Wok Brothers”...

  •  Manicure & Oil Massage

    2016 Nov 2nd, Wed, at 10:00:am

    At Subconscious Day Spa, their goal is to provide true balance of body, mind, and soul by creating an organic environment and offering relaxing and rejuvenating services. Today, relax with some refreshing tea while your hands are treated to a basic manicure, and rejuvenate with a signature oil massage. The aromatic massage begins with a choice of organic essential oils and is perfect for stress relief. Date: Wednesday, November 2 Time: 10:00am registration, 10:15am to...

  •  SanQiao Community Visit

    2016 Nov 2nd, Wed, at 9:00:am

    Almost a third of Shanghai’s population are migrant workers and many live nearby our gated communities in quickly disappearing urban ghettos. You may have biked past or wandered through and wondered about the folks living there. On this walk you’ll learn about China’s hukou-based social system and how it’s changing for the better. We’ll discuss the challenges migrant workers face while living away from home and learn how their lives are improving. As we observe...

  •  Natural History Museum

    2016 Nov 1st, Tue, at 1:15:pm

    Explore the Shanghai Natural History Museums with a tour designed by Newman Tours’ resident Zoologist. From the forests of Sichuan to the mountains of Inner Mongolia, experience four billion years of Chinese history through entertaining and illuminating tales of beasts past and present. Date: Tuesday, November 1 Time: 1:15pm registration, 1:30pm to 3:30pm Venue: Shanghai Natural History Museum (meet outside gate 1) 510 Beijing Xi Lu,
near Chengdu Bei Lu and Shimen Er Lu 北京西路510号, 近成都北路...

  •  Glass Beads Workshop (POSTPONED)

    2016 Oct 31st, Mon, at 9:30:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been postponed.  We are offering it again on Wednesday, November 23. Glass is a beautiful material that comes in bright colors and many different shapes. There is so much we can do with glass when we know how! Lisa Zhu will lead us to a glass workshop where we will have a fun experience of making our own glass beads using a special flaming technique. This workshop was established by the...

  •  Wukang Lu with Carolyn Robertson

    2016 Oct 30th, Sun, at 9:30:am

    Join co-author Carolyn Robertson for a walk in the former French Concession. She will lead a tour on Wukang Lu that is featured in her book, The Where’s Where of the Who’s Who of Old Shanghai: Final Five Shanghai Walks. Uncover the colorful characters of the 1920s to 1940s who lived on Wukang Lu (the former Route Ferguson) and on the adjacent streets of Wuyuan Lu (Rue Maresca) and Yongfu Lu (Rue du Père Huc)....

  •  Ghost Tour

    2016 Oct 28th, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    Dare you dine with hungry ghosts? Will you summon up the courage to enter a pitch-black grotto? How fast will you run when the dragon stirs? Tonight, Newman Tours will take you on an action packed Halloween Ghost Tour to find out just how brave you are as you visit Jing’an Temple’s Guardian Lions to ask them for protection against the evil spirits of the night, go in search of China’s terrifying Water Ghosts, and...

  •  Spa Day at Fairmont Peace Hotel

    2016 Oct 28th, Fri, at 9:30:am

    At Willow Stream Spa, ancient diagnostics and traditional Chinese healing methods are delivered with the tranquility and grace from which they have evolved and modernized to combine up-to-the-minute skin care and well-being advances from around the world. Treat yourself to an EVE LOM Classic Facial which combines the best botanicals that nature has to offer with sophisticated science. Enjoy access to the facilities including the gym, swimming pool, sauna, and steam room. Please choose one:...

  •  Zijin Nunnery & Wangshan Bamboo Forest Day Trip

    2016 Oct 27th, Thu, at 8:15:am

    Located close to Suzhou’s Taihu Lake, Zijin Nunnery was first built 1,400 years ago, then rebuilt in the Tang Dynasty. It is famous for the lively and remarkable sculptures of the 16 lohans which you will learn the history behind it during our first stop. Our second stop is the most beautiful village in Jiangsu: Wangshan. Ecological land, verdurous lake, and the quiet bamboo forest keep you away from the hustle and bustle of the...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2016 Oct 26th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning 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 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, October 26 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: The Press...

  •  Street Eats Breakfast Tour

    2016 Oct 26th, Wed, at 8:45:am

    Wake up with the city to taste the Chinese breakfast of champions with the UnTour street food tour. We’ll mingle with water calligraphers and tai chi masters, taste Chinese breakfast dishes made right in front of your eyes at local street stalls, and learn the true meaning of fresh at a wet market. On this tour you will sample freshly-pulled noodles, fried dumplings straight out of the wok, Shanghai’s famous xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), savory breakfast...

  •  Luncheon at Sabor

    2016 Oct 25th, Tue, at 11:00:am

    A new concept of creative cuisine has arrived in China. Sabor (“flavor”) as the name suggests, captures the essence of this restaurant where every dish is stimulating and memorable. Headed by Michelin-starred chef Diego Guerrero, everything presented at Sabor’s is eccentric, in the most playful and enjoyable way, delighting guests with unexpected twists on textures and taste, and presentations pleasing to all the senses at once. Sabor breaks all the rules to make beautifully prepared...

  •  Candle Making Workshop

    2016 Oct 24th, Mon, at 1:45:pm

    In this two hour session, you will have the opportunity to make three soy-based candles plus some beeswax candle sticks. There are a variety of tea cups, glasses, and votive designs available to select from so you can be creative. You will also be able to choose from a variety of colors and scents for your candles. Don’t miss this opportunity to walk away with some gorgeous new additions for your apartment! Date: Monday, October 24...

  •  Jing’an Temple and the Shanghai Exhibition Centre

    2016 Oct 24th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    These two well-known structures represent vastly different types of foreign influence upon Shanghai. Today’s Jing’an Temple structure is new; however, there has been Buddhist religious activity in the area for almost 1,000 years. Meanwhile, the Shanghai Exhibition Centre represents a fleeting honeymoon period, just after 1949, when China and the Soviet Union were close allies. In this SEA walk with Spencer Dodington, we will explore both sites (and the areas between them) and reflect upon the lifestyles and different uses...

  •  Wukang Lu (CANCELLED)

    2016 Oct 23rd, Sun, at 9:30:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. Join co-author Carolyn Robertson for a walk in the former French Concession. She will lead a tour on Wukang Lu that is featured in her book, The Where’s Where of the Who’s Who of Old Shanghai: Final Five Shanghai Walks. Uncover the colorful characters of the 1920s to 1940s who lived on Wukang Lu (the former Route Ferguson) and on the adjacent streets of Wuyuan...

  •  Scotch Whisky Tasting

    2016 Oct 22nd, Sat, at 2:45:pm

    Scotch whisky is a malt whisky made in Scotland. To be considered a single malt, the whisky must be made from a mash of malted barley grain, be distilled at a single distillery in Scotland, and matured in oak casks for at least three years, often longer. Please join us as Edrington educates us on scotch whisky. We will taste and compare 4 different whiskies from a 12-year old to a 22-year old, including the...

  •  Wukang Lu

    2016 Oct 22nd, Sat, at 9:30:am

    Join co-author Carolyn Robertson for a walk in the former French Concession. She will lead a tour on Wukang Lu that is featured in her book, The Where’s Where of the Who’s Who of Old Shanghai: Final Five Shanghai Walks. Uncover the colorful characters of the 1920s to 1940s who lived on Wukang Lu (the former Route Ferguson) and on the adjacent streets of Wuyuan Lu (Rue Maresca) and Yongfu Lu (Rue du Père Huc). You...

  •  Italian Wine Tasting

    2016 Oct 21st, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    The SEA series of small, intimate wine tastings continues this month. Join us for a splendid evening with some Italian classics as Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert from Pudao Wines Shanghai, focuses on the characteristics and history of Italian wines. Italy is one of the oldest wine making countries in the world and is also one of the biggest wine producers in the world. Italy is responsible for an array of styles from delicate...

  •  Tai Chi with Master Chen

    2016 Oct 21st, Fri, at 9:45:am

    Master Chen majored in Martial Arts and graduated from the department of physical education at Beijing University. He has been teaching tai chi in English for 26 years. Today, let’s learn from Master Chen as he guides us step-by-step, demonstrating each technique and carefully explaining each movement so we can acquire a full understanding of tai chi. Date: Friday, October 21 Time: 9:45am registration, 10:00am to 11:30am Venue: Jun Studio, room C 855 Changning Lu...

  •  Flavors of China

    2016 Oct 20th, Thu, at 11:00:am

    Come discover the flavors of China on a restaurant crawl to some of Shanghai’s hidden gems. There are eight great culinary regions in China, and different regions provide a treasure trove of flavors in Chinese cuisine. On this food tour, we will try many dishes to compare the differences and taste the contrast between southern and northern Chinese cuisine. Guangdong province, being a trading port in Southern China, has always been an important import-export point...

  •  Detox at Willow Stream Spa

    2016 Oct 20th, Thu, at 9:30:am

    Pamper yourself in a world of wellbeing at Willow Stream Spa in the Fairmont Peace Hotel. Relax your body and soothe your mind as the session melts away tension and revives your senses. Experience a 30-minute Detox Body Scrub followed by a 60-minute Chinese Remedy Massage. Inspired by traditional Chinese scraping therapy, this exquisite massage combines Chinese therapy with aromatherapy to balance the Chi within the body and release tension to help recharge body energy....

  •  Acupressure Talk & Foot Massage

    2016 Oct 19th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    Due to popular demand and great feedback, this event is being repeated for the original wait list. Acupressure is a form of alternative medicine that uses the fingers to gradually press key healing points in the body. The foundation behind acupressure is that when you trigger certain pressure points, it helps to release tension, increase circulation, and reduce pain. Acupressure uses the same meridians as acupuncture and it may be a beneficial and a natural...

  •  Understanding Ancient Bronzes

    2016 Oct 19th, Wed, at 9:45:am

    For our second session of the Art in China survey course, we will explore the ancient bronze cultures of China’s Shang and Zhou dynasties. Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will underscore and discuss the emergence and the decline of prominent bronze artifacts so that we can gain a better understanding of the historical conditions in which these objects were created and used. This insightful museum lecture will help explain why bronzes have been and still...

  •  Cooking Demo with Jeremy

    2016 Oct 19th, Wed, at 9:45:am

    Michelin Star Chef Jeremy Biasiol will demonstrate and prepare a starter and soup in the award winning Jade on 36 restaurant. This informative class will give you the opportunity to go behind the scenes in a restaurant kitchen! Afterwards, you will sit down and enjoy a delicious four-course meal with wine. MENU Starter Japanese scallop pannacotta with dashi jelly and seaweed Soup Cauliflower soup with king crab Main 36 hour slow cooked short rib marinated...

  •  Porcelain: The White Gold of China

    2016 Oct 18th, Tue, at 1:45:pm

    Pottery belongs to the whole world but porcelain is linked to China. China became the generic name of beautiful tableware in the English-speaking world because the manufacturing of porcelain has a very long history in China. The secrets of its production made it as precious as gold, hence the name “the white gold of China.” Chinese porcelain captured the imagination of the European world even after the invention of European porcelain in the 18th century....

  •  Traditions and Trends of the FFC

    2016 Oct 18th, Tue, at 9:45:am

    This walk with the team from Shanghai & Beyond begins in a part of the former French Concession that showcases both traditional Chinese culture and charming new venues that constitute the city’s haipai culture. It will culminate at a privately-owned shikumen residence that whispers stories of the 1930s through the 1950s.  During our visit, you’ll be introduced to shikumen architecture, learn of the lifestyle in the lane homes, and see some family’s personal artifacts collected over the years. Date:...

  •  Jewelry Making Workshop

    2016 Oct 17th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Learn how to make your own jewelry through this hands-on workshop. Our instructor, Margaretha teaches jewelry classes throughout China to the expat community. Today, she will introduce the essential skills of jewelry making, then demonstrate and provide instruction as you design and create your own necklace and earring set. Discover how jewelry making can be fun and surprisingly easy! Date: Monday, October 17 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Jasmine Garden House 21 2239 Hongqiao Lu...

  •  Cook with Chef Jeremy Biasiol

    2016 Oct 17th, Mon, at 9:45:am

    Michelin Star Chef Jeremy Biasiol will teach and prepare a four-course lunch in the award winning Jade on 36 restaurant. This informative class will combine a demonstration with interactive involvement and will give you the opportunity to work in a restaurant kitchen! Afterwards, you will sit down with the chef and the wine sommelier to taste the fruits of your labor. MENU Starter Japanese scallop pannacotta with dashi jelly and seaweed Soup Cauliflower soup with...

  •  Suzhou Cultural Ride Day Trip (FULL)

    2016 Oct 16th, Sun, at 7:45:am

    Unfortunately, this event is fully booked. We will begin our adventure with a bus ride to Suzhou. After we choose our bikes, we will cycle along the ancient canals and bike through some of the old neighborhoods which can be quite an experience as we see traces of a very old lifestyle. Our first stop is the Humble Administrator’s Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is the largest garden in Suzhou. Due to its...

  •  Cocktail Making Class

    2016 Oct 15th, Sat, at 3:00:pm

    Have you ever wanted to be a bartender? This is your chance. David, the head bartender and manager of Senator Saloon has teamed up with Husk, to provide SEA with a fun, interactive cocktail making class. This afternoon, we will learn how to make three different cocktails: National Cocktail, French 75, and a very special cocktail from David’s hometown. Date: Saturday, October 15 Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm Venue: Husk 218 Fengxian Lu,
near Nanhui Lu 奉贤路218号,...

  •  Italian Wine Tasting

    2016 Oct 14th, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    The SEA series of small, intimate wine tastings continues this month. Join us for a splendid evening with some Italian classics as Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert from Pudao Wines Shanghai, focuses on the characteristics and history of Italian wines. Italy is one of the oldest wine making countries in the world and is also one of the biggest wine producers in the world. Italy is responsible for an array of styles from delicate...

  •  Mr. Meat Cooking Class

    2016 Oct 14th, Fri, at 11:00:am

    Mr. Meat focuses on food safety, great taste, and healthy choices. They work with only well-known and respectable plants from around the world and offer hormone-free, free-range imported poulty, free-range Iberian pork, and grass fed imported beef. Please join us for this hands-on cooking class as we integrate some traditionally western meat cuts into Asian cuisine. Today, we will learn how to make Iberian Pork Ribs “Desert” Style topped with bread crumbs and Iberian Presa...

  •  Tailor-Made Experience (POSTPONED)

    2016 Oct 14th, Fri, at 9:45:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been postponed.  We hope to announce a new date soon. Visiting the fabric market can be overwhelming and sometimes an unsuccessful experience. Today, we will make it extremely easy for you as you receive an exclusive fabric market type experience with a tailor on site. Please arrive with an idea of some items you would like made then expert stylist, Rui Cheng from VISIONAIRE will advise the best silhouettes and which fabrications...

  •  Hot Yoga

    2016 Oct 13th, Thu, at 1:45:pm

    Hot yoga is a series of postures and breathing exercises performed under hot conditions. The room is usually maintained at a temperature of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius/95 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Often associated with the style devised by Bikram Choudhury, hot yoga is now used to describe any number of yoga styles that use heat to increase an individual’s flexibility in the poses. Benefits include: burning more calories due to the heated environment, increases...

  •  Bund Walk

    2016 Oct 13th, Thu, at 10:00:am

    Shanghai’s landmark, the Bund, has been the city’s iconic architectural symbol since the 1920s as it was once the financial center of the Far East. Spencer Dodington will continue his series of historic walks for the SEA with this journey down Shanghai’s most renowned boulevard. We will meet at the historic Astor House Hotel for a brief tour of the hotel before we start our walk. Comfortable walking shoes and a camera are a must....

  •  Xiehouyu: Chinese enigmatic folk similes (CANCELLED)

    2016 Oct 12th, Wed, at 1:30:pm

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Elke Spielmanns-Rome will give an introduction to xiēhòuyǔ and provide illustrated examples of Chinese enigmatic two-part allegorical folk sayings called similes that refer to Chinese traditions and customs. The first part of the xiēhòuyǔ provides an image, a simile, while the second part provides the meaning of the saying by giving an interpretation to this image. For instance: Gǒu yǎo hàozi duō guǎn xiánshì (狗咬耗子 – 多管闲事) means a...

  •  Yangpu District

    2016 Oct 12th, Wed, at 10:15:am

    Yangpu district is located at the very northeastern end of the city originally known for its many textile and paper factories. China´s leader, Chiang Kai Chek, had planned a model city in this area but it never came to fruition. Today, many migrants use the cheap spaces and eventually everything will get demolished. A last peek around this very localized area makes China become special again. Carolin Billetter will show us little treasures where architectural...

  •  Taobao Workshop

    2016 Oct 11th, Tue, at 11:00:am

    Online shopping is very popular in China because it is convenient and very cheap. You can purchase all different kinds of merchandise online, however, most websites do not offer an English version. Today, Ben-laoshi will conduct a hands-on workshop to teach you how to set up an Alipay account, search for merchandise on specific websites, how to complete a transaction and have your purchase delivered to the desired address, and how to evaluate and rate...

  •  Metro Tour

    2016 Oct 11th, Tue, at 9:00:am

    Shanghai has an extremely efficient subway system with over 9 million riders every day. Our guide, Lisa Zhu, will take us to explore the city’s underground and teach us about the infrastructures in and around the subway station, including the passport photo booth. We will stop at some of the unusual stations to explore the off beaten paths such as a beautiful and fun local park, a prestigious university, a delicious underground food court, a...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2016 Oct 10th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Date: Monday, October 10 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road, exit 2) 衡山路516号, 近吴兴路 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required for vendors only

  •  Travel to Silk Road: Kashgar to Dunhuang

    2016 Oct 1st, Sat, at 12:00:am

    The Silk Road evokes exotic images of long caravan lines stretching across vast sand dunes and dusty travelers relaxing in the shade of a desert oasis. Tradesmen and monks crossed mountains, deserts, and seas from Europe to Asia. On this trip,  we will retrace this ancient trade route. You will be mesmerized by the ethnic cultures of the Tibetans, Tajiks, and Uygurs that you will meet along the way and be awed by the impressive...

  •  SanQiao Community Visit (POSTPONED)

    2016 Sep 29th, Thu, at 9:00:am

    Due to the rainy weather forecast, this event has been postponed until Wednesday, November 2. Almost a third of Shanghai’s population are migrant workers and many live nearby our gated communities in quickly disappearing urban ghettos. You may have biked past or wandered through and wondered about the folks living there. On this walk you’ll learn about China’s hukou-based social system and how it’s changing for the better. We’ll discuss the challenges migrant workers face while...

  •  Luncheon at VUE

    2016 Sep 28th, Wed, at 11:00:am

    Created in the style of a bachelor’s penthouse, home-style dining takes place in an open space comprising of a kitchen, library, and living room. VUE resurrects the culinary art of table-side cooking where classic European dishes are prepared in front of diners. Please join us as we get together for the new membership year in an elegant living room dining experience where breathtaking views of the Huangpu River, Lujiazui skyline, and the Bund are the...

  •  Stone Pampering at Yuan Spa

    2016 Sep 27th, Tue, at 9:30:am

    Inspired by the simple flow and natural beauty of a river, Yuan Spa at Hyatt on the Bund is the ideal place to relax with natural therapy. Experience a Stone Pampering treatment package and enjoy access to the gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam, and Jacuzzi facilities. Please choose between the facial or massage package. Choose one: Facial Package: The 60-minute Clarins Extra-Firming Facial is perfect for mature skin. This rejuvenating treatment will smooth away lines...

  •  Yacult Factory & Nanxiang Old Town Day Trip (CANCELLED)

    2016 Sep 27th, Tue, at 9:00:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. On this tour our guide, Janny Chyn will take us to Yakult’s Shanghai factory, a well known Japanese milk drink that’s good for your health. The manufacturing equipment at Yakult is the most advanced of the company’s 38 factories around the world. We will see varieties of Yakult products, learn about intestinal health, and experience some milk tasting. For lunch, we will go to the most famous local restaurant...

  •  Stone Pampering at Yuan Spa

    2016 Sep 26th, Mon, at 9:30:am

    Inspired by the simple flow and natural beauty of a river, Yuan Spa at Hyatt on the Bund is the ideal place to relax with natural therapy. Experience a Stone Pampering treatment package and enjoy access to the gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam, and Jacuzzi facilities. Please choose between the facial or massage package. Choose one: Facial Package: The 60-minute Clarins Extra-Firming Facial is perfect for mature skin. This rejuvenating treatment will smooth away lines...

  •  Shanghai Story: Deng Zi

    2016 Sep 25th, Sun, at 11:30:am

    Tang Chang Gen owns a small shop on a local street in the Jing’an district. While his main business is refurnishing and fixing antique/old furniture, but his biggest passion in life is the Deng Zi, a stool, all handmade without a single nail! Our guide Lisa Zhu will take us to visit this local carpenter who is also an artist, and he will demonstrate part of the production process. Mr. Tang will share his life...

  •  Shanghai Story: Deng Zi

    2016 Sep 25th, Sun, at 9:30:am

    Tang Chang Gen owns a small shop on a local street in the Jing’an district. While his main business is refurnishing and fixing antique/old furniture, but his biggest passion in life is the Deng Zi, a stool, all handmade without a single nail! Our guide Lisa Zhu will take us to visit this local carpenter who is also an artist, and he will demonstrate part of the production process. Mr. Tang will share his life...

  •  Ancient Shanghai Tour

    2016 Sep 24th, Sat, at 9:45:am

    Long before the foreign concessions and the skyscrapers, Shanghai was a prosperous Chinese town surrounded with protective walls and bustling with trade and commerce. Newman Tours will take us back in time to see what remains of Shanghai’s ancient past, including the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644CE), Yu Yuan Gardens, and Taoist City God Temple. Date: Saturday, September 24 Time: 9:45am registration, 10:00am to 12:00pm Meet: In front of metro line 10 Yuyuan Garden station, exit 1...

  •  South of France Wine Tasting

    2016 Sep 23rd, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    Join Kwan Tsui, a top wine expert from Pudao Wines Shanghai, in this 90-minute class focused on the characteristics and history of Southern French wines, a region that has often been unfairly overshadowed by Bordeaux and Burgundy’s fame. This vast area with its rich tapestry of different soil and climates has been nursing many old vines and hidden French gems for centuries: from tantalising and refreshing Provence rose, to rich and herbaceous Cobieres, to powerful...

  •  Chinese Food: A True Cultural Heritage

    2016 Sep 23rd, Fri, at 10:00:am

    The East is a true world of food culture. Nearly each and every human emotion can be “eaten,” at least in the Chinese language. The obvious dominance of the stomach in Chinese culture challenged Marcus Hernig to write A Sky Travel – China in Six Courses, a journey through China and Taiwan that focuses on the Chinese stomach and mindset. Though Chinese food is an extremely popular topic in the Chinese language, it is not yet registered as World Cultural...

  •  Young and Beautiful in the Inside and Out

    2016 Sep 22nd, Thu, at 1:00:pm

    Learn how a healthy heart will keep you young and beautiful not just on the inside but how it can influence your physical appearance. If you experience pains such as a squeezing sensation, pressure, heaviness, or tightness in your chest you may have angina which is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. Dr. Anelka from the Shanghai Yodak Cardio-thoracic Hospital will provide useful knowledge about angina such as what to look for...

  •  Wonton and Red Bean Bun Cooking Class

    2016 Sep 22nd, Thu, at 9:45:am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop was established in 2003 as the first hands-on cooking school targeted to expats. On a recent trip to Shanghai, Marc Murphy, a judge on the television show Chopped, stopped by to learn how to make authentic Chinese food! Please join us today as Head Chef Mike teaches us how to make two signature dishes: wontons and red bean buns. Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have...

  •  Jingdezhen Ceramics Tour

    2016 Sep 22nd, Thu, at 12:00:am

    Jingdezhen is known as the “porcelain capital” because it has been producing pottery for 1700 years. Situated in a beautiful mountainous area, Jingdezhen has a very pretty landscape and is rich in natural resources. On this trip, we will visit the tile factory, big pot factory, and ceramic art street at the Sanbao International Ceramic Art Village; see the ancient kilns at the Yaoli Scenic Area and Village; visit the Saturday Creative Morning Market at...

  •  Acupressure Talk & Foot Massage

    2016 Sep 21st, Wed, at 1:15:pm

    Acupressure is a form of alternative medicine that uses the fingers to gradually press key healing points in the body. The foundation behind acupressure is that when you trigger certain pressure points, it helps to release tension, increase circulation, and reduce pain. Acupressure uses the same meridians as acupuncture and it may be a beneficial and a natural way to treat foot pain. Today, learn about the different pressure points on the foot and how...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2016 Sep 21st, Wed, at 10:00:am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning 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 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org, and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, September 21 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: The Press...

  •  People’s Square

    2016 Sep 20th, Tue, at 10:15:am

    The People’s Square has always been a place of culture, money, and commercial business. Originally a race horse track for about 90 years during Shanghai´s concession era in the 19th and 20th centuries, it was transformed into a prison camp by the Japanese during wartime. It changed again into a central square and park in the heart of Shanghai with its City Hall and several other cultural spaces such as the Grand Theatre, Urban Planning...

  •  Soap Making Workshop

    2016 Sep 19th, Mon, at 1:30:pm

    Make your own soap using vegetable-based melt and pour soap mixture. In this workshop, you will be able to choose from a wide range of essential oils, as well as fresh and dried ingredients, to create your own unique and beautiful soaps. Lemon and poppy seeds? Lavender and mint? There are so many options to choose from that you will have fun playing around and experimenting! After this course, you will walk away with six professional...

  •  Ink Factory Tour (POSTPONED)

    2016 Sep 19th, Mon, at 8:35:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been postponed.  We will reschedule this for a later date as soon as possible. Chinese invented ink not long after they started to write. We’ve all been impressed watching the art of calligraphy but do you know how the ink is made and why some is so expensive? Our guide, Lisa Zhu invites us to find the answers by visiting the ink factory, hidden in downtown Shanghai. We will work on...

  •  Travel Talk: Australia and New Zealand

    2016 Sep 14th, Wed, at 1:00:pm

    If you are thinking of traveling to Australia or New Zealand and want to know more, please join us. Australia Expat Travel is a travel agency set up by an Australian, Vicki Baensch (a former Shanghai expat) and has helped many SEA members with their travel planning and booking since 2004. Australia Expat Travel knows both countries well and offers local knowledge on where to go and what to do. There will be plenty of brochures...

  •  Shanghai Dining Street

    2016 Sep 14th, Wed, at 9:45:am

    Many things have changed dramatically in Shanghai over past decades, however, there is one street where most of the original restaurants still remain to serve the same style of food from more than half a century ago. On this one amazing street, you’ll find the city’s most famous vegetarian restaurant and the oldest Muslim restaurant, a restaurant that features Shanghai’s signature dish of bai zhan ji, the most DELICIOUS restaurant (the name of the restaurant...

  •  Historic Hengshan Lu

    2016 Sep 13th, Tue, at 10:00:am

    In April 1849, the French Consul to Shanghai, Charles de Montigny obtained a proclamation from the Governor of Shanghai which conceded certain territory for a French settlement. During the 1920s, this settlement, the French Concession was developed into the premiere residential area of Shanghai. Avenue Petain, now Hengshan Lu was a major boulevard linking Xujiahui with the center of the French Concession and represented the pinnacle of the settlement’s high-end residential district. This southwest corner of the...

  •  Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning

    2016 Sep 12th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    The Shanghai Expatriate Association (SEA) is a non-profit, multinational, member-based organization. The SEA was established in 1986 to provide a social and cultural network for expats and their families in Shanghai. Please join us for our Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning to learn more, sign up for membership (RMB 350, valid through August 2017), meet new friends, and connect with our vendors. Date: Monday, September 12 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia...

  •  Lujiazui at Night

    2016 Sep 11th, Sun, at 5:45:pm

    Everybody knows the glamorous skyline of Pudong with its many highrise buidlings, the famous Pearl Tower, and those three great towers dwarfing everything around them. It had been Deng Xiaoping´s goal to show Pudong as a new place every year, and he was right. Many might know this area during daytime, but have you ever tried it out when the lights go on and Lujiazui becomes illuminated? A stroll around this area of Lujiazui in...

  •  Shanghai Expat Show

    2016 Sep 11th, Sun, at 10:00:am

    Everything for expats is at the the Expat Show. To learn more about SEA, stop by our booth in the International Association Village section. For current members, to ensure your SEA membership is still active so you can register for September events, renew your membership now for the 2016/2017 membership year. Please bring your current red membership card and RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Date: Sunday, September 11 Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm Venue:...

  •  Cricket Fighting

    2016 Sep 10th, Sat, at 1:45:pm

    Shanghai & 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 with the treasures of his lifetime. On this special visit, you are invited to learn about the culture of cricket fighting, how to shop for a prize-winning cricket, the challenges and oversight in dealing with the modern hobby, and Mr. Wang’s spellbinding journey to national champion....

  •  Shanghai Expat Show

    2016 Sep 10th, Sat, at 10:00:am

    Everything for expats is at the the Expat Show. To learn more about SEA, stop by our booth in the International Association Village section. For current members, to ensure your SEA membership is still active so you can register for September events, renew your membership now for the 2016/2017 membership year. Please bring your current red membership card and RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Date: Saturday, September 10 Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm Venue:...

  •  Cricket Fighting

    2016 Sep 10th, Sat, at 9:45:am

    Unfortunately, the morning session has been cancelled.  We are offering this event in the afternoon on Saturday, September 10. Shanghai & 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 with the treasures of his lifetime. On this special visit, you are invited to learn about the culture of cricket fighting, how to shop for a prize-winning...

  •  Shanghai Expat Show

    2016 Sep 9th, Fri, at 10:00:am

    Everything for expats is at the the Expat Show.  To learn more about SEA, stop by our booth in the International Association Village section. For current members, to ensure your SEA membership is still active so you can register for September events, renew your membership now for the 2016/2017 membership year. Please bring your current red membership card and RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Date: Friday, September 9 Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm Venue: Shanghai...

  •  Foot Binding Shoes

    2016 Sep 8th, Thu, at 9:45:am

    Yang Shao Tang has a passion for binding shoes ever since he saw he is mother’s little feet. Join Lisa Zhu as she introduces us to Mr. Yang and his amazing collection of shoes at his apartment. We will learn about this fascinating fashion that is a part of Chinese history and see the legendary three-inch lotus shoes. Date: Thursday, September 8 Time: 9:45am registration, 10:00am to 11:30am Venue: Ao Sen Apartments in Hongqiao 786...

  •  Grandview Garden Day Trip (CANCELLED)

    2016 Sep 8th, Thu, at 8:15:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Grandview Garden is renowned because it unfolds the scenery from the famous novel, The Dream of the Red Chamber. As we meander the pathways dotted with bridges and pagodas, our guides from Shanghai & Beyond will share scenes from this iconic novel and help us understand how it affects modern Chinese attitudes and behavior. Understanding the environment during which the author lived also gives insight into the popularity of the book....

  •  Understanding the Role of Jade

    2016 Sep 7th, Wed, at 12:45:pm

    No serious understanding of the present can be achieved without gleaning knowledge from history because our past informs our present. With this in mind, Julie Chun (MA, Art History) is pleased to offer SEA members a concise eight session course entitled “Survey of Chinese Art” that highlights important aspects of Chinese history through a critical examination of artifacts that we have now labeled “art.” The session(s) can be taken comprehensively or on a “drop-in” basis depending upon...

  •  Indian Cooking Class

    2016 Sep 7th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    Chef Kanika Khanna worked in the European kitchen of a Luxury Collection hotel in India before relocating to Australia, where she worked at a modern Mediterranean restaurant. Here in Shanghai, she teaches cooking classes out of her home. Cook with Kanika as she demonstrates how to make three Indian dishes: Kerala Chicken Curry, Vegetable Pulao, and Jeera Aloo (a very popular potato preparation with cumin). Afterwards, learn more about Chef Kanika as we sit together for lunch and...

  •  Indochina: Mystery, History & Ancient Traditions

    2016 Sep 6th, Tue, at 9:45:am

    Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos – commonly referred to collectively as Indochina – share much medieval historical heritage and recent tumultuous history. Chinese and Indian influence left them with some of the most world’s most stunning archaeological monuments such as Angkor Wat and Pagan as well as cultures manifested in daily scenes. Landscape is also varied from flat fertile river delta to mountainous lakes and forest. Breathe in the sights and sounds of Indochina as...

  •  Membership Drive in Lujiazui

    2016 Sep 5th, Mon, at 10:30:am

    The new 2016/2017 membership year has started so renew your SEA membership now. Please bring your current red membership card and RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Date: Monday, September 5 Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm Venue: Costa Coffee at IFC Mall 8 Century Avenue (Shiji Da Dao), near Lujiazui Huan Lu (metro line 2 to Lujiazui, exit 6, take escalator outdoors, walk towards the Apple store, then take stairs down to LG1) 世纪大道8号, 国金中心IFC商场LG1楼,...

  •  Healthy Smoothies

    2016 Sep 5th, Mon, at 10:15:am

    Smoothies are an icon of health and part of many people’s daily routines. Now, you can create your own with new ingredients and nourishing liquid bases, and build your understanding of food therapy from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) kitchen based on your own individual constitution. Join us for a special nutrition smoothie-making talk and demonstration with wellness coach and author, Kimberly Ashton who will share her experience in writing a healthy smoothies book, and...

  •  Explore Hongkou with your camera!

    2016 Sep 4th, Sun, at 10:00:am

    Please join us for this opportunity to walk with Emmy Schoorl, author of photo book China an Inside View from the Outside (2014, 2nd edition September 2015). During this tour, we will explore one part of Hongkou which still remains quite authentic and where there are hardly any foreigners. We will see a mix of street life, small alleys, and markets; the contrasts; Chinese symbolism; and different kinds of architecture. This walk will also take us...

  •  Sangria Tasting with Spanish Dinner

    2016 Sep 3rd, Sat, at 6:15:pm

    Bocado, inspired by the details of a Spanish villa, exudes rustic chic by juxtaposing soft woods with copper accents. Tonight, taste and enjoy a selection of three Spanish sangrias: the classic red, a white wine sangria, and a sparkling wine sangria. Following the tasting, enjoy a three-course dinner featuring popular tapas and paella. Date: Saturday, September 3 Time: 6:15pm registration, 6:30pm to 9:30pm Venue: Bocado 47 Yongfu Lu 2/F, near Fuxing Xi Lu 永福路47号2楼, 近复兴西路...

  •  Welcome (Back) to Shanghai

    2016 Sep 3rd, Sat, at 10:00:am

    Come join us as we meet, mingle, and eat with people and families just like you at the Welcome (back) to Shanghai event sponsored by FIELDS and Shanghai Centre.  To learn more about SEA, stop by our booth in the LOVE section. For current members, to ensure your SEA membership is still active so you can register for September events, renew your membership now for the 2016/2017 membership year. Please bring your current red membership...

  •  Night Bike Tour

    2016 Sep 2nd, Fri, at 8:30:pm

    This night bike tour will start in the Former French Concession area then we will cycle to the Old Town and into some small, dark alleys. We will then bike to the Bund to enjoy the night view and breeze from both sides of the Huangpu River, then ride over to the very center of the city which is People’s Square, and finally make our way back to the Former French Concession. This is a great way...

  •  Chinese Watertown Ink Painting

    2016 Sep 2nd, Fri, at 1:15:pm

    Please join us at Yuan Chinese Ink Painting Workshop where the head teacher, Ruizhi Song, will teach us about Chinese art, Chinese philosophy, and the techniques of traditional Chinese painting. Mrs. Song has held worldwide exhibitions showcasing her paintings and we will watch her paint a watertown as she explains the fundamental characteristics of Chinese ink painting. Under Ms. Song’s guidance, you will then create your own painting on rice paper. Date: Friday, September 2...

  •  Membership Drive in Hongqiao

    2016 Sep 2nd, Fri, at 1:00:pm

    The new 2016/2017 membership year has started so renew your SEA membership now. Please bring your current red membership card and RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Date: Friday, September 2 Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm Venue: Starbucks at Hongqiao Marriott Hotel 2270 Hongqiao Lu, near Jianhe Lu (metro line 10 to Longxi Lu, exit 3, turn left and walk straight until you reach the hotel) 虹桥路2270号,近剑河路 Contact: Please email membership@seashanghai.org. SEA representative is Marlene Bednarik,...

  •  Chinese Watertown Ink Painting

    2016 Sep 2nd, Fri, at 9:45:am

    Please join us at Yuan Chinese Ink Painting Workshop where the head teacher, Ruizhi Song, will teach us about Chinese art, Chinese philosophy, and the techniques of traditional Chinese painting. Mrs. Song has held worldwide exhibitions showcasing her paintings and we will watch her paint a watertown as she explains the fundamental characteristics of Chinese ink painting. Under Ms. Song’s guidance, you will then create your own painting on rice paper. Date: Friday, September 2...

  •  Membership Drive in Pudong

    2016 Sep 1st, Thu, at 10:30:am

    The new 2016/2017 membership year has started so renew your SEA membership now. Please bring your current red membership card and RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Date: Thursday, September 1 Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm Venue: Baker & Spice at Kerry Parkside, Pudong 1378 Huamu Lu, near Fangdian Lu (metro line 7 to Huamu Lu) 花木路1378号, 近芳甸路 Contact: Please email membership@seashanghai.org. SEA representative is Marlene Bednarik, mobile: 138-1830-7424. Reservations not required

  •  Zhi Qing Museum & Temple by the Sea

    2016 Sep 1st, Thu, at 8:45:am

    The origin of Zhi Qing means well-educated young people but the word actually has a significant influence in Chinese contemporary history. Approximately 18 million Zhi Qing were ordered to leave their hometown, predominately Shanghai and Beijing, to support local developments in rural regions and farms. They experienced excitement, disappointment, and depression before falling in love with their new home. Then suddenly, they were allowed to return to the big cities. What happened after they returned...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2016 Aug 31st, Wed, at 10:00:am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or copy, along with RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, August 31 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: The Press Shun Pao Plaza...

  •  Jing’an: A Village in the Village

    2016 Aug 31st, Wed, at 9:45:am

    There have been the concessions and what else was there? The areas beyond the concession areas are worth a stroll. Here, many Shanghainese and Shanghailanders have left their traces and many stories can be told about them. The area around Jing’an Temple and Bubbling Well Cemetery have been the western part of the International Settlement. Many rich traders, doctors, and laywers had been living in mansions or fancy apartment buildings. Less fortunate people lived in...

  •  Luncheon at Kathleen’s Waitan

    2016 Aug 30th, Tue, at 12:00:pm

    Kathleen’s Waitan on the Bund is known for its sweeping views of the Huangpu River with the towering skyline of Pudong across. Please join us for an end-of-summer luncheon of Continental food with Pan-Asian inspiration. MENU Starter (choose one): Quinoa Salad Grilled Seasonal Vegetables, Greens, Mango, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Balsamic Or Dill Cured Salmon Lime Dressing, Fennel, and Apple Main (choose one): Roasted Sea Bass Provencal Vegetables and Citrus Butter Sauce Or Roasted...

  •  Membership Drive in Xintiandi

    2016 Aug 29th, Mon, at 2:00:pm

    To ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events, renew your SEA membership now for the 2016/2017 membership year. Please bring your current red membership card and RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Date: Monday, August 29 Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm Venue: Costa Coffee at Xintiandi Style Mall 245 Madang Lu, near Fuxing Lu 马当路245号, 近复兴路 (metro line 10 to Xintiandi, exit 1, take escalator to level 1) Contact:...

  •  Subconscious Day Spa

    2016 Aug 29th, Mon, at 9:45:am

    Unfortunately, this event is fully booked.  We are repeating this Spa Day on Thursday, August 25. Please join us for an end-of-summer spa day at Subconscious Day Spa. This special package, exclusive for SEA members, includes a 45-minute Silky Skin Body Exfoliation that will eliminate dirt and sebum from your skin while promoting lymph node detoxification leaving your skin smooth, soft, and supple; a 60-minute Signature Oil Massage with a choice of essential oils that...

  •  Bund at Night

    2016 Aug 27th, Sat, at 6:15:pm

    When Shanghai’s former “Wall Street of the East“ gets dressed into its gala dress, the finance world steps into the background. Where money rules the place during the daytime, it is spent for leisure during the night. The colonial buildings are illuminated in a glamorous way talking to the fancy LED sykyline of Lujiazui on the other side of Huangpu River; a fantastic setting for the sophisticated Shanghai nightlife. Stroll along this most prestigious place,...

  •  Membership Drive in Xujiahui

    2016 Aug 26th, Fri, at 10:00:am

    To ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events, renew your SEA membership now for the 2016/2017 membership year. Please bring your current red membership card and RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Date: Friday, August 26 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Element Fresh at Grand Gateway Shopping Plaza (located in back courtyard area on level 1) 1 Hongqiao Lu, near Huashan Lu (metro line 1 to Xujiahui, exit...

  •  Subconscious Day Spa

    2016 Aug 25th, Thu, at 9:45:am

    Please join us for an end-of-summer spa day at Subconscious Day Spa. This special package, exclusive for SEA members, includes a 45-minute Silky Skin Body Exfoliation that will eliminate dirt and sebum from your skin while promoting lymph node detoxification leaving your skin smooth, soft, and supple; a 60-minute Signature Oil Massage with a choice of essential oils that will penetrate the skin leaving you relaxed and is perfect for stress relief; and a 60-minute...

  •  Foot Binding Shoes

    2016 Aug 25th, Thu, at 9:45:am

    Yang Shao Tang has a passion for binding shoes ever since he saw he is mother’s little feet. Join Lisa Zhu as she introduces us to Mr. Yang and his amazing collection of shoes at his apartment. We will learn about this fascinating fashion that is a part of Chinese history and see the legendary three-inch lotus shoes. Date: Thursday, August 25 Time: 9:45am registration, 10:00am to 11:30am Venue: Ao Sen Apartments in Hongqiao 786...

  •  Dim Sum Cooking Class

    2016 Aug 24th, Wed, at 9:45:am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop is committed to developing an authentic cooking experience through a hands-on class that is both fun and enjoyable. Please join Chef Mike Huang in a Chinese cooking class where we will learn how to make two traditional dim sum dishes: shrimp dumplings and siu mai (pork dumplings). Afterwards, we will sit down together with the dim sum we have made or you can take them home to enjoy later with your...

  •  Membership Drive in Jing’an

    2016 Aug 23rd, Tue, at 1:00:pm

    To ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events, renew your SEA membership now for the 2016/2017 membership year. Please bring your current red membership card and RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Date: Tuesday, August 23 Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm Venue: Baker & Spice at Shanghai Center 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu (metro lines 2 or 7 to JingAn Temple, exit 6) 南京西路1376号 (上海商城) Contact: Please...

  •  Express Experience: Hair Treatment

    2016 Aug 23rd, Tue, at 10:00:am

    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 will offer a 20% discount for those attendees who would like to receive a haircut on this day. Let the experts pamper you at a special discounted price just for SEA Date: Tuesday, August 23 Time: Group 1:...

  •  Subconscious Day Spa

    2016 Aug 22nd, Mon, at 9:45:am

    Unfortunately, this event is fully booked.  We are repeating this Spa Day on Thursday, August 25. Please join us for an end-of-summer spa day at Subconscious Day Spa. This special package, exclusive for SEA members, includes a 45-minute Silky Skin Body Exfoliation that will eliminate dirt and sebum from your skin while promoting lymph node detoxification leaving your skin smooth, soft, and supple; a 60-minute Signature Oil Massage with a choice of essential oils that...

  •  Superfoods and Super Skin

    2016 Aug 22nd, Mon, at 9:45:am

    Please join Kimberly Ashton of Sprout Lifestyle for a Superfoods and Super Skin workshop where she will uncover superfood ingredients in optimal nutrition and natural beauty/personal care. Come and learn about how to eat and apply super foods such as sea buckthorn, goji berry, plums, honey, olive leaf extract, kelp, herbs, and ginger in your daily life. Date: Monday, August 22 Time: 9:45am registration, 10:00am to 11:30am Venue: Sprout Lifestyle 388 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near...

  •  Martini Tasting

    2016 Aug 20th, Sat, at 3:00:pm

    A brief history of martini in three glasses. James Bond made it famous and we’ve all had one, but few people know its history. Today, we will learn about the origins and the development of this well known cocktail while sampling three distinctly different martinis from three periods in history. Date: Saturday, August 20 Time: 2:45pm registration, 3:00pm to 5:00pm Venue: Husk 218 Fengxian Lu, near Nanhui Lu (metro line 2 or 12 to West...

  •  Food and Nutrition Health Talk with TCM (CANCELLED)

    2016 Aug 19th, Fri, at 10:00:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes the body builds, maintains, protects, and repairs healthy tissue throughout life. Pursuing the goal of life-long wellness requires us to adjust and match our nutritional intake according to our age group, body type, and seasons. Today’s presentation from Ming Yi Tang TCM Clinic will explore the approach to eating and gaining maximum benefits from food. Date: Friday, August 19 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue:...

  •  Shanghai Old Town Walk and Book

    2016 Aug 18th, Thu, at 10:00:am

    Don’t miss this last chance to experience Shanghai Old Town with Katya Knyazeva! The old town is the most historically rich and atmospheric area of Shanghai, but it remains an unexplored territory for locals and visitors alike. At last, journalist and tour guide Katya Knyazeva has produced the first in-depth resource on the old Chinese City. Shanghai Old Town. Vol. 1 (2015) is a historic and photographic atlas that explores the ancient lanes and historic...

  •  Italian Cooking Class

    2016 Aug 17th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    Chef Kanika Khanna worked in the European kitchen of a Luxury Collection hotel in India before relocating to Australia where she worked at a modern Mediterranean restaurant. Here in Shanghai, she teaches cooking classes out of her home. Cook with Kanika as she demonstrates how to make three Italian dishes: Eggplant Parmigiana, Lemon and Thyme Chicken, and Tiramisu. Afterwards, learn more about Chef Kanika as we sit together for lunch and enjoy the three different...

  •  Young and Beautiful on the Inside and Out (POSTPONED)

    2016 Aug 16th, Tue, at 10:00:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been postponed.  It has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 22. Learn how a healthy heart will keep you young and beautiful not just on the inside but how it can influence your physical appearance. If you experience pains such as a squeezing sensation, pressure, heaviness, or tightness in your chest you may have angina which is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. Dr. Anelka from the Shanghai Yodak...

  •  Russian Shanghai Walk

    2016 Aug 14th, Sun, at 10:00:am

    Don’t miss this last chance to experience Russian Shanghai with Katya Knyazeva! In the gilded age of colonial Shanghai, the 1920s to the 1940s, the French Quarter had become a Russian enclave. Eight out of ten Westerners strolling on Avenue Joffre (Huaihai Lu) spoke Russian, so the avenue was nicknamed “Boulevard Moscou.” An extraordinary community of celebrities, paupers, spies, and spiritualists made this district their refuge from the Communist revolution. Russian architectural heritage includes two Orthodox...

  •  Wines of New Zealand

    2016 Aug 12th, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    Pudao Wines Shanghai continues to lead monthly class that focus on the characteristics of a particular wine region, its grape varieties, and history. In August, the focus will be the wines of New Zealand, renowned for its excellent sauvignon blanc. The country is a thousand miles long from north to south, with a wide range of different climates and unique combinations of soil which makes it possible to produce wine not only of superior quality,...

  •  Personal Shopping Experience

    2016 Aug 11th, Thu, at 1:00:pm

    If you find yourself feeling weary of your wardrobe, this event is for you. Today, receive an exclusive personal shopping experience at Theory in Shanghai. Spice up your style with expert consultation from personal stylist Rui Cheng of VISIONAIRE on the best colors, silhouettes, and current trends that will take your wardrobe from drab to fab! (If you attend “Dressing Your Body Type,” this will be the perfect place to put what you learn into...

  •  Chinese Festivals Talk

    2016 Aug 10th, Wed, at 11:00:am

    In many countries, Christmas is the most important holiday when families get together for a special dinner. Do you know what the most important Chinese festival is and what families do to celebrate? Ben-laoshi will tell us some stories and explain the traditional customs of many Chinese festivals, including the ones that are soon approaching in the coming months – Qixi Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and National Day Golden Week. MENU Choose one: Chicken Bacon Salad...

  •  Mini Spa Day: Manicure & Pedicure

    2016 Aug 9th, Tue, at 10:00:am

    At Subconscious Day Spa they seek to bring balance to the body, mind, and soul by simply immersing you in the tranqulity of the spa. Sit back and relax with some refreshing lemongrass tea whilst being pampered. You will receive a high performance cream massage on your hands and feet and your nails will be professionally shaped including a cuticle treatment. Date: Tuesday, August 9 Time: 10:00am registration, 10:15am to 12:00pm Venue: Subconscious Day Spa...

  •  Summer Coffee Morning

    2016 Aug 8th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Date: Monday, August 8 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Lu, exit 2) 衡山路516号 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required for vendors only

  •  Dressing Your Body Type

    2016 Aug 5th, Fri, at 10:00:am

    Learn how to highlight your assets with this workshop. We all have areas we would like to show off and some we would like to hide away. In this class, you will discover the best silhouettes and styles for every shape and size. Please bring one or two items from your own closet that you like, but need help incorporating into your wardrobe. Personal style consultant Rui Cheng of VISIONAIRE will teach you all you need to...

  •  Herbal Dye Textile Print Workshop

    2016 Aug 4th, Thu, at 10:00:am

    Herbal dye has a long history in China. Ingredients used in this class will either be herbal medicine or food. Besides the colors, there are techniques used during the process which produce different patterns of lines, circles, ripples, waves and flowers. In this class, we will extract dye from several different herbs to achieve different colors and learn the techniques for producing simple patterns. Participants will be able to practice on two pieces of fabric and...

  •  Chinese Cooking Class

    2016 Aug 2nd, Tue, at 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 two dishes: Spicy Sliced Pork with Vegetables and Garlic Flavored Broccoli. Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have made Date: Tuesday, August 2 Time: 9:45am registration, 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Chinese Cooking Workshop 2 Dong...

  •  Paper Cutting Workshop

    2016 Aug 1st, Mon, at 2:00:pm

    Paper cutting is a very distinctive visual art in Chinese handicrafts. It originated in the sixth century when women pasted gold and silver foil cuttings onto their hair at the temples, and men used them in sacred rituals. Now, the traditional craft of paper cutting has been given a modern boost. Paper cut outs are now used to decorate doors and windows which are sometimes referred as chuang hua meaning window flower. When a couple...

  •  CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Pudong

    2016 Jul 28th, Thu, at 10:00:am

    CHI embraces a holistic approach to physical and spiritual well-being. Inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies, CHI spa treatments are based upon the principles of restoring balance and harmony to mind and body. You are invited to enjoy an indulgent surrender to the intuitive touch of qualified CHI therapists and the restorative powers of fragrant oils, aromatic herbs, and spices. Following the luxurious treatment, a two-course healthy lunch will be served at Jade on 36....

  •  Luncheon at the Fairmont Peace Hotel

    2016 Jul 27th, Wed, at 12:00:pm

    The Cathay Room in the Fairmont Peace Hotel has always been legendary in Shanghai. Situated on the famous Bund promenade, the Cathay Room offers a sociable dining experience with elegantly presented modern European home style cuisine with unrivaled views overlooking the Bund. Please join us for a summer luncheon while exploring the spectacular scenery with stunning views of the Huangpu River and Shanghai skyline. MENU Starter: Wild Mushroom Veloute Herb Crouton, Truffle Oil Main (choose...

  •  Chinese Cooking Class

    2016 Jul 25th, Mon, at 9:45:am

    The Chinese Cooking Workshop is committed to developing an authentic cooking experience through a hands-on class that is both fun and enjoyable. Please join Chef Mike Huang in this cooking class where we will learn how to make two Chinese dishes: Beer Chicken and Stir-Fried Corn with Medlar and Yam. Afterwards, we will sit down together for lunch or you can take the dishes home to enjoy later with your family. Date: Monday, July 25...

  •  Detox Yoga: Relax and Reboot

    2016 Jul 22nd, Fri, at 12:45:pm

    Running errands day-to-day amid Shanghai’s bustling metropolis is hard. No matter whether it’s the demands of family life or the pressures of the office, it’s all too easy to forget to take time out, sit back and just relax. Add to that the unique challenges of living in the world’s biggest city from airborne toxins that weaken your immune system to contaminated food and water and it all adds up to quite a challenge to...

  •  Peking Opera Workshop (CANCELLED)

    2016 Jul 21st, Thu, at 9:30:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule it for a later date. Have you wondered what the gestures, movements, and facial makeup mean in Kunqu and Peking Opera? Ever wanted to dress up and play the Monkey King, strut your stuff as a villain from the Water Marshes, or try your singing a love song from Kunqu Opera? Welcome to a fun, interactive workshop where you can try on costumes, have your...

  •  Express Experience: Chinese Massage and Light Lunch

    2016 Jul 20th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    Our Express Experience continues this summer. At Subconscious Day Spa they aspire to provide the most natural treatments to restore balance within your body, mind, and soul, and connect you to the self-healing power of nature. Today, experience a Chinese Massage during which the soothing oriental touch will ease migranes, stress and tension related problems. Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy a light lunch. Date: Wednesday, July 20 Time: 10:00am registration, 10:15am to...

  •  Bao Tang Cantonese Soup

    2016 Jul 18th, Mon, at 9:45:am

    Chinese believe in getting nutrients from natural foods rather than processed foods. Bao Tang is an old tradition that is still practiced in the Cantonese regions including Hong Kong. Mr. Xie, a Chinese dietitian and our guide Lisa Zhu will talk about the magic secrets of Chinese soup and health maintenance. Let’s discover the secrets of staying healthy by eating healthy. In this session, we will focus on herb soups and dessert style soups in...

  •  Wholesome Meal Cooking Class

    2016 Jul 14th, Thu, at 1:45:pm

    If you are looking to improve your healthy meal repertoire or learn nutrition expertise to shift to a more natural whole-foods style of eating, this is the class for you. Join Kimberly Ashton of Sprout Lifestyle as she teaches us to make a wholesome meal consisting of three dishes: Black Rice Salad, Chickpea and Millet Patties, and Cacao Energy Balls. Date: Thursday, July 14 Time: 1:45pm registration, 2:00pm to 4:00pm Venue: Sprout Lifestyle 388 Shaanxi...

  •  Dou Di Zhu

    2016 Jul 13th, Wed, at 12:45:pm

    Dou Di Zhu means “fight the landlord” and is one of the most popular card games in China. Lisa Zhu and local card game master Xiu Lan will teach us how to play this national card game which is described as easy to learn but hard to master requiring mathematical and strategic thinking as well as carefully planned execution. The game starts with players bidding for the landlord position and those that lose the bid...

  •  Local Shopping in the FFC

    2016 Jul 12th, Tue, at 12:45:pm

    Today, Lisa Zhu will show you a completely different area of the Former French Concession. You will visit fashion related stores where the locals like to shop. You will find shoes, clothing, designer jewelry, high quality porcelain, furniture, and even secret local snacks. Ready to find your own style among the local stores? If you wish to shop, cash is advised as most of the retailers are small businesses. Date: Tuesday, July 12 Time: 12:45pm...

  •  Summer Coffee Morning

    2016 Jul 11th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Date: Monday, July 11 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Lu, exit 2) 衡山路516号 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required for vendors only

  •  USA Wine Tasting

    2016 Jul 7th, Thu, at 6:45:pm

    The SEA series of small, intimate wine-tastings continues this summer. This month, we will focus on wines from the United States of America, one of the largest producers of wine in the world, ranking fourth behind France, Italy, and Spain. The first American wines were produced in the 1560s by French settlers; today, there are over 3,000 commercial vineyards all over the United States. Date: Thursday, July 7 Time: 6:45pm registration, 7:00pm to 8:30pm Venue:...

  •  Glass Beads Workshop

    2016 Jul 6th, Wed, at 9:30:am

    Glass is a beautiful material that comes in bright colors and many different shapes. There is so much we can do with glass when we know how! Our guide Lisa Zhu will lead us to a glass workshop where we will have a fun experience of making our own glass beads using a special flaming technique. This workshop was established by the very first Chinese to receive a Doctorate Degree in the field of Glass...

  •  Tofu and Vegetables Cooking Class

    2016 Jul 5th, Tue, at 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 three traditional dishes: Mapo Tofu; Stir-Fried Celery and Bean Curd; and Garlic Green Beans. Afterwards, we will sit down together to enjoy the dishes we have made. Date: Tuesday, July 5 Time: 9:45am registration, 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Chinese Cooking...

  •  Chinese Ink Painting

    2016 Jun 30th, Thu, at 9:45:am

    Please join us at Yuan Chinese Ink Painting Workshop where the head teacher, Ruizhi Song, will teach us about Chinese art, Chinese philosophy, and the techniques of traditional Chinese painting. Mrs. Song has held worldwide exhibitions showcasing her paintings and we will watch Mrs. Song paint bamboo as she explains the fundamental characteristics of Chinese ink painting. Under her guidance, you will then create your own painting on rice paper. Date: Thursday, June 30 Time:...

  •  Chef Jean-Philippe’s Cooking Class

    2016 Jun 29th, Wed, at 12:45:pm

    At the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai cooking class, you will learn the chef’s culinary secrets from the pro himself. Chef Jean-Philippe Dupas will teach a hands-on cooking class where together we will prepare a crab and mango cannelloni salad starter and a crepe suzette dessert. MENU Crab and Mango Cannelloni Sald with quinoa and passion fruit dressing Pan-Roasted Organic Chicken zucchini, parmesan cheese, and rosemary jus Crepe Suzette With vanilla ice cream Date: Wednesday, June 29...

  •  Aerial Yoga

    2016 Jun 28th, Tue, at 1:45:pm

    One of the newest fitness trends in the US and around the world is aerial fitness: a combination of yoga, strength training, and aerial arts. Z&B Fitness is offering a special introduction for SEA members to try the ZFly Aerial class. The class will be suitable for all fitness and experience levels and is a great chance for you and your friends to discover together how fun fly yoga can be! After the class, enjoy a smoothie and...

  •  Calligraphy Association

    2016 Jun 27th, Mon, at 1:15:pm

    Visit Si De Calligraphy and a painting association, both hidden in a peaceful Former French Concession shikumen house, to meet the members who love calligraphy and painting. Today, they will share their professional experience, display different types of calligraphy, and teach us about Chinese calligraphy culture. Mr. Zou, a professional calligraphy pen brush producer will explain the differences between pen brushes made from different materials. We will also learn how to write on or paint...

  •  Silk Road Travel Talk: Xinjiang through Central Asia

    2016 Jun 24th, Fri, at 9:45:am

    The ancient silk trade route is renowned. For centuries, it connected civilizations as intrepid travelers braved some of the most challenging terrain from hostile deserts to rugged snow-capped mountain ranges. Today, retracing sections of the route presents wonderful travel opportunities. Gain insights into unique, untouched cultures and be treated some of the most spectacular landscapes. This talk presents options to explore several areas along the Silk Road, from Xinjiang and Gansu in China to the...

  •  Seafood Cooking Class

    2016 Jun 23rd, Thu, at 9:45:am

    Please join Chef Mike Huang from the Chinese Cooking Workshop in a seafood cooking class. The Chinese Cooking Workshop is committed to developing an authentic cooking experience through a hands-on class that is fun and enjoyable. Today, we will learn how to make stir-fry prawns, garlic clams, and oyster sauce lettuce. Afterwards, we will sit down together for lunch or you can take the dishes home to enjoy later with your family. Date: Thursday, June...

  •  Buddhism at Longhua Temple

    2016 Jun 22nd, Wed, at 10:00:am

    Longhua Temple is the biggest and most beautiful temple in Shanghai and worth the trip out to this somewhat remote location. Join Carolin Billetter as she shows us the temple in detail. We will learn about the origin of Buddhism, its transformation, and the meaning of the religion in today’s China. We will discover many different figures and decipher their function and meaning. Longhua is a wonderful place to delve into the complex story of Buddhism in China....

  •  Tai Chi in Fuxing Park

    2016 Jun 21st, Tue, at 7:45:am

    Taiji/Tai Chi is an ancient way to promote health, longevity and relaxation, and it is practiced widely as a form of exercise because of its flowing, graceful movements. It is regularly seen being performed in China’s parks and recreational areas. Rose Oliver will translate for Master Wang Ming Bo, chief Taiji instructor for Double Dragon Alliance. They will lead participants through several qigong exercises, as well as the first section of the Yang style Taiji...

  •  Thousand Islands Lake

    2016 Jun 21st, Tue, at 12:00:am

    Thousand Islands Lake is a national 5A-level scenic spot. Located in ChunAn County of Zhejiang Province with the largest number of islands in the world, 1,078! Along the way, we will stop at Fuchun River Village with its endless green land. At Thousand Island Lakes we will take a boat cruise to visit several of the islands including Mei Feng Island boasting the best view of the lake and Moon Island with its several bridges....

  •  Tui Na and Medical Manual Therapy

    2016 Jun 20th, Mon, at 9:45:am

    Tui Na is a form of Chinese therapy: a hands-on treatment that uses Chinese Taoist principals in an effort to bring the eight principals of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance. Medical Manual Therapy (MMT) is a new kind of treatment for musculoskeletal disorders. The treatment is based on western medicine from a biomechanical viewpoint, which means that the muscles, joints, and bones work in a synergistic way. Dr. Diamantis Koukouvinos received his bachelor’s degree...

  •  Gin Tasting

    2016 Jun 18th, Sat, at 2:45:pm

    Gin is a grain-based spirit which derives its predominant flavor from juniper berries mixed with botanicals. From its earliest origins in the Middle Ages, gin has evolved from a herbal medicine to an object of commerce in the spirits industry. Gin is one of the broadest categories of spirits and a favorite of mixologists around the world. Today, learn about four different gins by tasting them straight then choose three different refreshing gin cocktails to...

  •  Art Deco Walk

    2016 Jun 18th, Sat, at 2:00:pm

    Paul Veysseyre and his team designed more buildings, well over 100, before WWII, more than any other architectural firm in Old Shanghai. Spencer Dodington published Shanghai’s Art Deco Master in 2015, in which he lists each building and what we know of its history. In this walk for SEA, Spencer will introduce many of these works to members with a focus on the original style markers, stories, and residents. This walk will cover many of...

  •  Shanghai Story: The Wok Brothers

    2016 Jun 17th, Fri, at 9:30:am

    Most Chinese people cook with just one wok. They use it to stir fry, stew, and sometimes they even make soup in it; all in one magic wok! Brothers Ceng took over a hand-made wok business from their father, and, everyday for over 40-years, they have been pounding on iron sheets in a space that is no more than 12 square meters. Today, Lisa Zhu will take us to visit the legendary “Wok Brothers” to...

  •  Cabernets of the World

    2016 Jun 16th, Thu, at 6:45:pm

    Nearly every major wine producing country grows the red grape varietal Cabernet. Since it is cultivated so widely and across many different climates, this full-bodied wine can be characterized by many different flavor notes from mint to cherry to blackcurrant and more, depending on where the grapes are grown. Join us as this intimate tasting venue and let the knowledgeable staff at Pudao Wines take you on a journey around the world in wine. It...

  •  Spa Day at Subconscious Day Spa

    2016 Jun 16th, Thu, at 9:45:am

    Begin your summer with a spa experience at Subconscious Day Spa. Designed as the first sustainable, eco-friendly spa in Shanghai they cater to those seeking balance, rejuvenation, and total wellness of the body, mind, and soul. Today, choose a one-hour facial treatment and a one-hour massage treatment. Choose one: Balance-Cleansing Facial: Most effective for combination to oily skin. Removes dead skin, deep cleans and unblocks pores, achieving balanced oil-to-moisture conditions. OR Re-Hydrator Facial for Normal...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2016 Jun 15th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or copy, along with RMB 200 (membership valid through August 2016) or RMB 350 (membership valid through August 2017). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday June 15 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation...

  •  Shanghai Story: The Wok Brothers

    2016 Jun 15th, Wed, at 9:30:am

    Most Chinese people cook with just one wok. They use it to stir fry, stew, and sometimes they even make soup in it; all in one magic wok! Brothers Ceng took over a hand-made wok business from their father, and, everyday for over 40-years, they have been pounding on iron sheets in a space that is no more than 12 square meters. Today, Lisa Zhu will take us to visit the legendary “Wok Brothers” to...

  •  Redefining Space, Curation, and Contemporary Sculpture

    2016 Jun 14th, Tue, at 2:00:pm

    There is no shortage of museums cropping up in Shanghai. With bigger exhibition spaces, there are more and more large-scale works of art being inserted into vast institutional spaces, some of which are fast becoming sites of entertainment and spectacle. Julie Chun (MA, Art History) is always on a lookout for unique places where art is thoughtfully presented for cultural contemplation. One such space is July where co-founder and curator Wan Jiayun is attempting to...

  •  Annual General Meeting Coffee Morning

    2016 Jun 13th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Date: Monday, June 13 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, AGM at 11:15am Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Lu, exit 2) 衡山路516号 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required for vendors only

  •  Finding Avatar: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

    2016 Jun 9th, Thu, at 12:00:am

    Avatar – a legend in the film making industry. While some are still talking about the breathtaking effects in the film, others are packing their suitcases to explore the real Pandora: the magnificent Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan scenic area. On this trip, we will visit the Golden Whip Stream famous for its pristine water, verdant mountains, steep cliffs, and serene valley; Tianzi Mountain Natural Reserve known as the “Monarch of the Peak Forest” for its stunning views...

  •  Spa Day at Subconscious Day Spa (FULL)

    2016 Jun 8th, Wed, at 9:45:am

    Unfortunately, this event is fully booked.  We are repeating this event on Thursday, June 16. Begin your summer with a spa experience at Subconscious Day Spa. Designed as the first sustainable, eco-friendly spa in Shanghai they cater to those seeking balance, rejuvenation, and total wellness of the body, mind, and soul. Today, choose a one-hour facial treatment and a one-hour massage treatment. Choose one: Balance-Cleansing Facial: Most effective for combination to oily skin. Removes dead...

  •  Membership Drive

    2016 Jun 7th, Tue, at 10:00:am

    Renew your SEA membership now for the 2016/2017 membership year in order to beat the Fall crowds! If you are going home over the summer break, renew your membership before you leave to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events before the Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning. Please bring your current red membership card and RMB 350 (membership valid from September 2016 through August 2017). Date: Tuesday, June 7...

  •  Island Biking and Peach Picking

    2016 Jun 7th, Tue, at 8:15:am

    Hengsha Island is a clean and quiet place that has no industry. With over 70% tree coverage and orchards everywhere, it is a tremendous joy to cycle on this charming island. We will take the bus to Changxing Island and then a short ferry ride to Hengsha. Here, we will choose our bikes and cycle to a nice restaurant where we will try some famous local dishes. In the afternoon, we’ll bike along the sea...

  •  Summer Salads

    2016 Jun 6th, Mon, at 2:00:pm

    New to the kitchen? Want to enlarge your healthy meal repertoire? Interested in shifting to a more natural whole foods style of eating? Then, please join us today at Sprout Lifestyle as we learn how to make three healthy summer salads: beetroot arugula salad with raspberry dressing; quick pickled pressed salad; and potato salad with vegan cashew cheese. Date: Monday, June 6 Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm Venue: Sprout Lifestyle 388 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing...

  •  Reform and Open to the Outside

    2016 Jun 6th, Mon, at 9:45:am

    Do you remember what you saw the first time you came to China? It must have been shocking especially since the view was completely different just a few decades ago. What has created such a big change? How do Chinese people change through the years? Ben-laoshi will explain the reform and open to outside policy in detail. After this lecture, you will understand how miracles do come true. Date: Monday, June 6 Time: 9:45am registration,...

  •  Jazzy Summer Night at Bund 22

    2016 Jun 4th, Sat, at 7:30:pm

    Located at the southern tip of the Bund, Bund 22 displays an abundance of architectural history. A well-preserved building with more than one hundred years of history, Bund 22 blends masterful western architecture with Chinese culture to create the perfect backdrop for the Shanghai Expatriate Association end-of-membership year event. Please join us tonight and immerse yourself in the extravagance by indulging yourself in the great food and drinks, being entertained with jazz music, and enjoying...

  •  Membership Drive

    2016 Jun 3rd, Fri, at 1:30:pm

    Renew your SEA membership now for the 2016/2017 membership year in order to beat the Fall crowds! If you are going home over the summer break, renew your membership before you leave to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events before the Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning. Please bring your current red membership card and RMB 350 (membership valid from September 2016 through August 2017). Date: Friday, June 3...

  •  Chinese Daily Herbs

    2016 Jun 3rd, Fri, at 9:45:am

    Most of us have walked past many Chinese herb shops and wondered what all those roots, dried fruits, and flowers do and how they are used. The herb experts at Ming Yi Tang TCM Clinic will introduce you to these herbs that are used everyday. To better understand more about these herbs that are readily available in countless stores in Shanghai, Ming Yi Tang TCM Clinic will highlight the uses and advantages of specific herbs...

  •  Brush Painting with Wine

    2016 Jun 2nd, Thu, at 6:45:pm

    Shoubai Art Gallery and LaoWines have teamed up together to bring SEA a very special Chinese brush painting experience you will not forget. Famous Chinese painter, Li ShouBai will explain and demonstrate all the basics you need to get started. Under his guidance, you will learn new techniques and practice on some traditional brush painting subject matter such as flowers, animals, birds, or insects. To make the workshop a little more interesting, we will incorporate...

  •  Membership Drive

    2016 Jun 2nd, Thu, at 10:00:am

    Renew your SEA membership now for the 2016/2017 membership year in order to beat the Fall crowds! If you are going home over the summer break, renew your membership before you leave to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events before the Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning. Please bring your current red membership card and RMB 350 (membership valid from September 2016 through August 2017). Date: Thursday, June 2...

  •  Membership Drive

    2016 Jun 1st, Wed, at 1:30:pm

    Renew your SEA membership now for the 2016/2017 membership year in order to beat the Fall crowds! If you are going home over the summer break, renew your membership before you leave to ensure your membership is still active so you can register for September events before the Annual Membership Day Coffee Morning. Please bring your current red membership card and RMB 350 (membership valid from September 2016 through August 2017). Date: Wednesday, June 1...

  •  Chinese Art Market and What It Takes to Transform It

    2016 Jun 1st, Wed, at 12:00:pm

    Twins Art has recently been launched by the co-founders Cara and Celine Zhuang who have extensive experiences in art management and in bringing international art projects to China. Hosting their first luncheon in the space of their newly opened project space and gallery, exclusively for SEA, the twins Cara and Celine will discuss the realities of the Chinese art market and their vision for developing contemporary art projects through comprehensive arts and cultural management strategies....

  •  Easy Western Dishes Cooking Class

    2016 Jun 1st, Wed, at 10:00:am

    Chef Kanika Khanna worked in the European kitchen of a Luxury Collection hotel in India before relocating to Australia, where she worked at a modern Mediterranean restaurant. Here in Shanghai, she teaches cooking classes out of her home. Cook with Kanika as she demonstrates how to make four easy Western dishes: mixed green salad with berries and avocado basil dressing; baked spinach, corn, and mushroom; grilled fish in lemon butter sauce; and roasted garlic potatoes....

  •  Street Corner Shopping

    2016 May 31st, Tue, at 12:00:pm

    Ever wonder where locals buy their clothing? If you ask them, quite often the answer is, “A small shop on the corner of the street.” But where are those corners? Today, let’s forget the western chain stores or the faux bags and shoes; no more endless bargaining. Let’s explore a local downtown neighborhood with Lisa Zhu to discover what the local shops sell: non-branded but good quality clothes in interesting styles socks, jewelry, tea pots, and...

  •  Street Corner Shopping

    2016 May 30th, Mon, at 1:00:pm

    Ever wonder where locals buy their clothing? If you ask them, quite often the answer is, “A small shop on the corner of the street.” But where are those corners? Today, let’s forget the western chain stores or the faux bags and shoes; no more endless bargaining. Let’s explore a local downtown neighborhood with Lisa Zhu to discover what the local shops sell: non-branded but good quality clothes in interesting styles socks, jewelry, tea pots,...

  •  Express Experience: Scalp Treatment

    2016 May 30th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    If your scalp tends to dry out due to chemical color processing, daily blow dryng or change in the season, this scalp treatment will do magic for you. Let the international stylists at Bijin Hair help you get instant relief from dryness and itching. For those who have an oily scalp, a clarifying scalp treatment will be offered. Date: Monday, May 30 Time: Group 1: 10:00am to 11:30am Group 2: 12:00pm to 1:30pm Group 3:...

  •  Explore Shanghai Heritage: Chinese Food, A True Cultural Heritage (CANCELLED)

    2016 May 28th, Sat, at 2:30:pm

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.  It is being rescheduled for a later date. The East is a world full of food culture. According to the Chinese language, nearly each and every feeling of man can be eaten. The dominance of how important food is in the Chinese culture challenged Marcus Hernig to write, A Sky Travel – China in Six Courses (2016), a journey through China and Taiwan, focusing on the Chinese stomach and...

  •  Lets try Shanghainese cuisine!

    2016 May 27th, Fri, at 11:00:am

    Everyday at Guang Ming Cun, local Shanghainese people line up for takeout food from 10am to 6pm. A scalper might charge over 300 RMB for a front spot in line to buy mooncakes at this restaurant during Mid-Autumn Festival. Today, our guide Lisa Zhu will explain why this restaurant is so important to locals as we join her for a meal at this fascinating place. We will learn how to understand the menu and how...

  •  Chengdu: Face to Face with Pandas

    2016 May 27th, Fri, at 12:00:am

    How best can you describe a panda: lively, gentle, naughty, and clumsy? They are simply the most adorable animal in China. This trip is specially arranged to be an up-close encounter with the lovely giant pandas, truly an experience of a lifetime! Depart: Friday, May 27 Return: Sunday, May 29 Please email travel@seashanghai.org by April 20, for more information, under subject type “Chengdu” and include your membership number and mobile phone number. Reservation closing date...

  •  Chardonnay vs. Sauvignon Blanc

    2016 May 26th, Thu, at 6:45:pm

    The SEA series of small, intimate wine tasting classes continues this month as we focus on a comparison of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The two green-skinned grape varieties traditionally produce two different styles of white wine. Chardonnay, being rich, round and buttery, originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France but is now grown wherever wine is produced from England to New Zealand. Sauvignon Blanc is planted in many of the world’s wine regions...

  •  Taikang Lu (Tianzifang)

    2016 May 26th, Thu, at 10:00:am

    Whereas Shanghai’s early renaissance as a wealthy city began with manufacturing, its future wealth will come largely from the creative industries. One focal point of this transformation is the neighborhood known as either Taikang Lu or Tianzifang. This “creative clustering” is a new urban model that has allowed small-scale designers and restauranteurs to try their hand with very limited capital. Judging from the crowds of young and old who visit these laneways, we shall be...

  •  Spa Day at Hyatt on the Bund

    2016 May 25th, Wed, at 9:30:am

    At Yuan Spa, they combine traditional Chinese elements, European cosmetic practices, and proactive wellness philosophies with the benefits and beauty of natural products. Experience a Spring Detoxing package that starts with a 30-minute Yuan Scrub. The Oriental Lingzhi and Shitake extracts promote cell regeneration, improve immunity, and increase circulation to the benefit of the full body in this signature scrub. Next, choose a 60-minute massage or facial treatment and enjoy access to the facilities including...

  •  Sericulture and Silk Bedding Day Trip

    2016 May 24th, Tue, at 8:15:am

    May is the month where the countryside comes alive with sericulture, or silkworm farming. The team from Shanghai & Beyond will lead us to MaYao village to learn this ancient skill and observe the traditional equipment used for sericulture. We’ll see silkworms being raised and discuss the process with the farmers. Afterwards, we’ll tour a silk bedding factory; the owners live on the factory complex and have a large organic garden for the workers. We...

  •  European Cooking Class (CANCELLED)

    2016 May 23rd, Mon, at 9:45:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule this for a later date. Cordon bleu is a dish of meat (traditionally, veal or chicken) wrapped around cheese or filled with cheese then breaded and pan-fried or deep-fried. In this hands-on cooking class we will learn how to make a cordon bleu and Italian ice cream. Afterwards, we will sit down together with a glass of sparkling wine to enjoy the delicious food that...

  •  Dinner at Mercato

    2016 May 21st, Sat, at 6:45:pm

    Mercato, a vibrant Italian restaurant from celebrated three Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Three on the Bund, is one of the most popular restaurants and food lovers’ favorite choice on the Shanghai dining scene. At Mercato, they combine the finest Italian products with the freshest local bounty to create a naturally vibrant culinary experience. Please join us for a very special evening. MENU (shared style) Sliced Kingfish, Crushed Olives, and Dill House Made Ricotta...

  •  Capture it Before it’s Gone…(POSTPONED)

    2016 May 21st, Sat, at 9:45:am

    Unfortunately, due to the weather, this event has been postponed.  We are working to reschedule this event as soon as possible. Guided by photojournalist and Shanghai’s Jewish history expert Dvir Bar-Gal, this three-hour walk will offer a new look at old things. Bring your video or still camera to capture Shanghai’s treasured, yet disappearing scenes. The fascinating street sights of this tour will suit anyone, with or without a camera. We will walk off the beaten paths of the Old...

  •  Seasonal Healthy Tips with TCM

    2016 May 20th, Fri, at 9:45:am

    Traditional Chinese medicine is focused mostly on harmony and balance of the body with the environment. In this session Ming Yi Tang TCM Clinic will highlight the importance of seasonal diets and how to cope with spring allergies and associated health problems. We will also discuss foods and spring TCM recipes. Be on your way to improving and maintaining your health. Date: Friday, May 20 Time: 9:45am registration, 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Maison Camus at...

  •  Luncheon at Va Bene with Andrew Field

    2016 May 19th, Thu, at 10:30:am

    Please join us for our May luncheon at Va Bene Shanghai where they take classic Italian Trattoria to an unexpected modern and vibrant concept. Executive Chef Natalino Ambra has prepared a special menu for SEA, planting his energetic passion and creative mindset into every single dish of pure Italian craftsmanship. At this luncheon, you will also enjoy an interesting talk by Andrew Field, historian, author, and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Duke Kunshan University....

  •  The Forgotten World

    2016 May 18th, Wed, at 10:30:am

    Shanghai has so much hidden history with many astonishing buildings behind the stories. You may have seen the old shi ku men house, and you may have visited the phenomenal buildings on the Bund or Former French Concession area, but the one our guide Lisa Zhu will introduce us to today is nothing like anything else you have seen. It was first built as a dorm for the police officers who worked in the British police station. It was then converted into one of...

  •  Newcomer’s Reception

    2016 May 18th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 200 (membership valid through August, 2016). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org and forms will be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, May 18 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, informal presentation at 10:30am Venue: Mr. Harry 819 Nanjing...

  •  International Settlement: The Bubbling Well Road

    2016 May 17th, Tue, at 10:00:am

    The International Settlement established in 1862 by combining the former American and British Settlements, became a melting pot of many different peoples and cultures. Please join Carolin Billetter as we walk to find quiet hidden corners just beside the glamorous Nanjing Lu where British, Americans, Jewish, and rich Chinese used to live and work. We will stroll through their former neighborhood and see historical buildings, lilongs, and once-luxurious apartments, and hear what these places were...

  •  Yum Cha Afternoon Tea

    2016 May 16th, Mon, at 1:00:pm

    Yum cha is a tradition from southern China, especially the Cantonese region. Many movies depicting old Hong Kong or Shanghai begin with a scene showing a man walking into the tea house with his bird cage or cricket box in one hand and smoke pipe in the other. He sits down on his regular seat, orders his regular tea and dim sum, and as he does you hear the sound of pouring water to the...

  •  Chinese Characters

    2016 May 16th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    We continue our talks about Chinese culture and traditions. This month, our topic will be on Chinese characters, their origin, structure, and meaning. Ben-laoshi will introduce a lot of interesting information about the history and development of characters. He will tell fascinating legends behind some characters and give useful tips that will help us understand basic reading and writing rules. Bring a piece of paper and a pencil with you so you can practice a...

  •  Shanghai Old Town Walk and Book

    2016 May 15th, Sun, at 10:00:am

    The old town is the most historically rich and atmospheric area of Shanghai, but it remains an unexplored territory for locals and visitors alike. At last, journalist and tour guide Katya Knyazeva has produced the first in-depth resource on the old Chinese City. Shanghai Old Town. Vol. 1 (2015) is a historic and photographic atlas that explores the ancient lanes and historic relics of Dongjiadu, the river port neighborhood outside the city wall. A three-hour...

  •  Scotch Whisky Tasting

    2016 May 14th, Sat, at 3:00:pm

    Scotch whisky is a malt whisky made in Scotland. To be considered a single malt, the whisky must be made from a mash of malted barley grain, be distilled at a single distillery in Scotland, and matured in oak casks for at least three years, often longer. Please join us as Edrington educates us on scotch whisky. We will taste and compare four different whiskies from a 12-year old to a 22-year old, including the...

  •  Portrait Day with Gangfeng Wang

    2016 May 14th, Sat, at 8:30:am

    Looking for that memorable photo of your family’s stay in Shanghai? Award-winning photographer Gangfeng Wang will be taking single or family portraits – unique and striking images in color. Come dressed in your favorite Eastern or Western attire (or both) and capture a special China moment on film (it is recommended that families wear similar colors). The portraits will be taken in the colorful old lanes of Shanghai. If you’ve seen one of his family...

  •  Indian Cooking Class

    2016 May 13th, Fri, at 10:00:am

    Chef Kanika Khanna worked in the European kitchen of a Luxury Collection hotel in India before relocating to Australia, where she worked at a modern Mediterranean restaurant. Here in Shanghai, she teaches cooking classes out of her home. Cook with Kanika as she demonstrates how to make three Indian dishes: Indian Spicy Chickpea Curry; Pea and Cumin Pulao, a basmati rice dish; and Chicken Keema Matar, a Mughal-style minced chicken with fragrant spices. Afterwards, learn...

  •  ZhouQiao Ancient Town Day Trip

    2016 May 12th, Thu, at 8:45:am

    In northwestern Shanghai lies ZhouQiao town which was founded during the Song dynasty and is known for its iconic FaHu pagoda. The team at Shanghai & Beyond will teach us about two local legends: Wellington Koo, a US-educated diplomat who refused to sign the Treaty of Versailles; and Hu Juewen, whose rags-to-riches story inspired workers to liberate the country. We will observe folks with special needs carving bamboo and weaving baskets, learn how the government...

  •  Contemporary Art after the Cultural Revolution, 1976 to 2000

    2016 May 11th, Wed, at 10:00:am

    We continue the eighth and final session in the series Survey of Art in China. This session will be a concise sit-down lecture, which explores the socio-political conditions that paved the way for the rise of contemporary art in China. Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will provide a systematic format for explaining the art and the artists who came into prominence after the Cultural Revolution. This lecture will also highlight some of the pivotal reasons why many...

  •  Wrapping and Bows Workshop

    2016 May 10th, Tue, at 10:00:am

    Since 2008, Paper Tiger Shanghai has made gift paper to reflect Chinese culture and design in a contemporary way to make gift giving meaningful for the giver and the receiver. Join us for this fun and interactive workshop to brush up on your basics and learn some new wrapping styles, including pleating and different bow tying methods to make your gifts dazzle. Date: Tuesday, May 10 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: (please note location change)...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2016 May 9th, Mon, at 10:00:am

    Date: Monday, May 9 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu (metro line 1 to Hengshan Lu, exit 2) 衡山路516号 Cost: RMB 60 for members (please bring your membership card) RMB 110 for non-members (foreign passport holders only) Contact: hospitality@seashanghai.org Reservations required only for vendors

  •  Craft Cocktail Seminar

    2016 May 7th, Sat, at 3:00:pm

    It’s often hard to get a seat at Candor Cocktails, one of Shanghai’s newest and hottest craft cocktail bars, so grab this chance to attend an exclusive SEA cocktail seminar where mixologist and co-owner Aaron Feder will lead us in an extensive look into the world of craft cocktails. We will explore three classic cocktails: the Manhattan, Old Fashioned, and Daquiri. We will learn the secrets to making not only the cocktails themselves but also...

  •  Russian Shanghai Walk

    2016 May 7th, Sat, at 10:00:am

    In the gilded age of colonial Shanghai, the 1920s to the 1940s, the French Quarter had become a Russian enclave. Eight out of ten Westerners strolling on Avenue Joffre (Huaihai Lu) spoke Russian, so the avenue was nicknamed “Boulevard Moscou.” An extraordinary community of celebrities, paupers, spies, and spiritualists made this district their refuge from the Communist revolution. Russian architectural heritage includes two Orthodox churches and several art deco buildings created by Russian architects. During...

  •  Mini Spa Day: Manicure and Foot Massage

    2016 May 6th, Fri, at 10:00:am

    Treat your hands to a manicure and soothe tired your feet with a 90-minute Oriental foot massage. The ancient Chinese art of healing uses pressure point massage techniques, mainly on the feet to remove blockages and restore the flow of energy. While you are being pampered, enjoy some refreshing lemongrass tea. Date: Friday, May 6 Time: 10:00am registration, 10:15am to 12:30pm Venue: Subconscious Day Spa The Place (Nanfeng Mall) in Hongqiao 150 Zunyi Lu, near...

  •  Australia and New Zealand Travel Talk

    2016 May 5th, Thu, at 1:30:pm

    If you are thinking of traveling to Australia or New Zealand and want to know about some fantastic places and experiences or ask any questions, please join us! Australia Expat Travel, a travel agency set up by an Australian, Vicki Baensch (and a former Shanghai expat), has helped many SEA Shanghai Expats with their travel planning and booking since 2004. Vicki knows both countries well and can offer local knowledge on where to go and what...

  •  Temple Tour

    2016 May 5th, Thu, at 10:00:am

    The religions of Taoism, Buddhism, and Islam all play important roles in the development of Chinese culture. Taoism has bequeathed to the world the popular practice of feng shui and Buddhism is responsible for tea drinking. Shanghai is home to these and other religions, each with vibrant temples and a worshipping public. In today’s tour with Spencer Dodington, we’ll visit Chinese temples of these religions and learn about the buildings’ design, architecture, feng shui, and...

  •  Dim Sum Cooking Class

    2016 May 4th, Wed, at 9:30:am

    Originally a Cantonese custom, dim sum is inextricably linked to the Chinese tradition of yum cha or drinking tea. Today, dim sum is served throughout China and each region has their own specialties. Dim sum consists of a variety of dumplings, steamed dishes, and other goodies. We will teach you about traditional Shanghainese and Cantonese dim sum such as the most famous Shanghainese dim sum xiaolongbao (soup dumpling), wontons, and those wonderful shrimp dumplings with...

  •  Volunteer Appreciation Day

    2016 May 3rd, Tue, at 12:00:pm

    The Shanghai Expatriate Association is comprised of over 100 volunteers who are committed to making the Shanghai experience better for other expats. Today, we would like to thank the many volunteers in our association for their dedication and endless work. Therefore, there will not be an event today as we honor the SEA volunteers with a special celebration. If you are interested in becoming a SEA volunteer, please contact Donna Keil at president@seashanghai.org. SEA events will...

  •  Being a local in YangPu

    2016 Apr 29th, Fri, at 6:45:pm

    YangPu used to be the industrial district in old Shanghai where all the working class lived. Tonight, in the new YangPu district, Lisa Zhu will take us on a guided tour to explore the unique local neighborhood that has over 50 years of history. We will join the locals in ballroom dancing and be challenged to a mahjong game by the automatic mahjong table in the community game room. Afterwards, we will take a stroll...

  •  Mexican Cooking Class

    2016 Apr 29th, Fri, at 10:00:am

    Chef Kanika Khanna worked in the European kitchen of a Luxury Collection hotel in India before relocating to Australia, where she worked at a modern Mediterranean restaurant. Here in Shanghai she is teaching cooking classes out of her home. Cook with Kanika as she demonstrates how to make three Mexican dishes: Spinach and Corn Quesadillas, Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa, and homemade Tortillas. Afterwards, learn more about Chef Kanika as we sit together for lunch...

  •  Pastry Class (CANCELLED)

    2016 Apr 29th, Fri, at 9:45:am

    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Chef Annie Lustig owns and operates her own catering company called Garden & Slate. She has been cooking and baking professionally for over 10 years, most recently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at one of Latin America’s Top 50 Best Restaurants. As a former graphic designer, Annie has always loved being creative and has a passion for making delicious food inspired by her travels and her current surroundings. Now...

  •  Alberto Giacometti Retrospective

    2016 Apr 28th, Thu, at 2:00:pm

    The first retrospective of Alberto Giacometti in China is available for study at the Yuz Museum. Many of us recognize his “walking man” and his elongated sculptures that embodied the spirit of modernism. Yet, what makes these statues so famous? Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will lead an insightful museum talk of the current Giacometti exhibition, highlighting the social history and the important pieces on view. She will discuss not only the artist and the reasons...

  •  La Mian Cooking Class

    2016 Apr 28th, Thu, at 9:45:am

    拉 (la) means to pull or stretch and 麵 (mian) means noodle; la mian is a type of Chinese noodle that is made by twisting, stretching, and folding dough into strands. This hand-made process involves taking a lump of dough and repeatedly stretching it to produce many strands of thin, long noodles. The dough is pulled to about arms-length then looped, joining the two ends into one while using fingers to keep the strands from...

  •  Luncheon at Paris Rouge

    2016 Apr 27th, Wed, at 11:15:am

    Discover the very best of French luxurious brassiere style food at Rouge Café & Restaurant. A few steps away from the bund in a historical building, Paris Rouge has a personality of its own with a team of young talents who has worked in the most prestigious restaurants in France. The chef has composed a special menu for SEA that celebrates traditional and authentic French cuisine with modern technique and seasonal ingredients. Snack Salmon Tarter...

 

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