Event Details

WHAT: "The Games Nations Play" RASBJ online conversation between Mark Dreyer and Jeremiah Jenne

WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 7.00-8:00 PM Beijing Time

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT: China's rise in international sport has matched its rise in international economics and politics. How do China's sporting achievements and ambitions fit into this overall rise? Will China's pandemic-enforced "decoupling" in sports be temporary or a sign of things to come? How is this national success reflected at local grass-roots? How does sport reflect other social and cultural structures, norms, and ideologies?

HOW MUCH: This online event is free for RASBJ members and members of partner RAS branches. RMB 100 for non-members.

HOW TO JOIN THE EVENT: Please click "Register" or "I Will Attend" and follow the instructions. After successful registration, you'll receive a confirmation email with a link to join the event. Please check your spam folder if you do not seem to have received it.


  • Mark Dreyer (SPEAKER)

    Mark Dreyer



    Mark Dreyer is the author of "Sporting Superpower: An Insider’s View on China’s Quest to Be the Best" (Jan 2022). He hosts the "China Sports Insider Podcast" and runs the China Sports Insider website. He has worked for Sky Sports, Fox Sports, AP Sports, and many others and has covered major sporting events on five continents, including three Olympic Games. He has been based in China since 2007.

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  • Jeremiah Jenne (Moderator)

    Jeremiah Jenne



    Jeremiah is a writer and historian based in Beijing since 2002. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, and taught Late Imperial and Modern Chinese History for over 15 years while also leading educational and research trips to every part of China. His essays and articles have appeared in "The Economist", "South China Morning Post", and numerous other publications. Jeremiah is the proprietor of Beijing by Foot, a division of The Hutong, which organizes historic walking tours of Beijing's most famous sites and less-traveled byways, and leads workshops on history, culture, and cultural adaptation for students, embassies, companies, and community groups. Along with David Moser, Jeremiah is also the co-host of the podcast "Barbarians at the Gate".

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