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[CANCELED] Club Lunch: Book Talk – ‘Superpower Interrupted: The Chinese History of the World’

Date: 8 Dec 2020 12:30 PM — 02:00 PM | Venue:

Book Talk – ‘Superpower Interrupted: The Chinese History of the World’

Michael Schuman
Journalist and Author
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:10pm – Address
First Floor
While some Western governments may look at China’s rise with anxiety and some with awe, many Chinese see their country’s growing prominence on the global stage as a return to a natural state of affairs. In an insightful historical survey, journalist and author Michael Schuman examines how the Chinese view their past and their place in the world—and how that affects their present policices and ambitions. He shows how there is no such thing as “world history,” since everyone’s view of the past depends on where they come from. Moderated by FCC correspondent member governor Keith Richburg..
Michael Schuman is a journalist and author who has lived and worked in Asia since 1996. His new book, Superpower Interrupted: The Chinese History of the World, was released in June 2020 by publisher PublicAffairs. His earlier works are Confucius and the World He Created (Basic Books, 2015) and The Miracle: The Epic Story of Asia’s Quest for Wealth (HarperBusiness, 2009). Mr. Schuman is currently a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion and a contributor to The Atlantic, among other publications. Previously, he was a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and Time.
$180 (MEMBERS)     $250 (GUESTS)
This event is only for club members, their guests and the media
Tickets are limited to one guest per member.
  • Confirmation will be sent to you once your booking is accepted. If you do not receive a confirmation within two working days, please contact our concierge.
  • Due to the government’s COVID-19 restrictions, tables will be spaced 1.5 metres apart and seat a maximum of 4. We can accommodate fewer guests than before, so please book promptly.
  • Please indicate your preference of dishes (chicken, fish, vegetarian) when placing the booking.
  • Guests who arrive after 1:00pm will be served lunch only after the event ends.
  • No cancellations will be accepted after Noon on Friday, December 4, 2020.


The total bill we charged to the member’s account.


Club Lunch
Speaker: Michael Schuman
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Dining Room and Verandah
Waldorf Salad with Orange
Fish Chowder
Roasted Indian Chicken Kebab with Mint Sauce
Salad, lemon wedges, coriander and chili rings
Pan-fried Salmon Fillet and Crab Mashed Potatoes with Lobster Sauce
Sautéed kenyan beans, cherry tomatoes
Earl Grey Crème Brûlée
Coffee or Tea
Vegetarian Menu
Waldorf Salad with Orange
Carrot Soup
B.B.Q Bean Curd with Spiced Carrots and Butter Sauce
Sautéed kenyan beans and cherry tomatoes with garlic and olive oil
Earl Grey Crème Brûlée
Coffee or Tea
*Please inform us if you have any food allergies or intolerances



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