We have a change of speaker for August and now welcome Patrick Cranley to the club for the first time. The final subject of his talk will be advised shortly but it will on the subject of historic Shanghai.
Those of you who have already reserved your place you do not need to change anything, your booking will remain confirmed.
Patrick Cranley is president of Historic Shanghai, which he co-founded in 1998. A native of Baltimore, USA, he has been a student of Chinese affairs for more than thirty years, and has lived in China for two decades.
A frequent speaker on Shanghai history, architecture, society and business, Patrick has also written for dozens of newspapers and magazines worldwide, and has authored chapters in Insight Guide Shanghai, Still More Shanghai Walks, Final Five Walks, and Step by Step Shanghai. His collection of Shanghai Art Deco furniture was featured in Shanghai Style by celebrated author Lynn Pan. His historic and architectural tours of Shanghai are recommended by Condé Nast Traveller; Luxe Guide to Shanghai; Nota Bene; Departures magazine; and by a number of top-tier travel companies.
Patrick holds degrees from Brown University, the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan, and the Ross School of Business and certificates from the University of Dijon and the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. He is the managing director of PR agency AsiaMedia