Page Turners: Dan Washburn's The Forbidden Game, Golf and the Chinese Dream

Perhaps no activity has encapsulated China’s rags-to-riches rise over the past three decades better than golf. Like many foreign ideas, goods, and services, it entered China after a 30-plus-year absence in the 1980s, and has been emblematic of a country growing wealthy, but has also embodied its struggles, including property rights, the divide between rich and poor, and lately, enduring the downside of the anti-corruption campaign.

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