About Burning Man in China
With the world's largest population, a vigorous international community, and the factories that make all of your blinkies, China is an increasingly vital hub of burner activity.
On the playa, we keep our community coming together through the Annual Chinese Speakers' Tea Party, a Burning Man tradition since 200.
In China proper, burner culture broke through to the masses with the 2006 Beijing Burning Man Film Festival. Looking ahead, the Shanghai crew is set to bring Burning Man in China to the next level in 2013.
About the Shanghai Regional Group
In the famed Asian Mega-City with over 20 million inhabitants our events brings and meet-ups cover a network of Burners from Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Ningbo. Shanghai burners are members of various playa theme camps. We make plans to meet-up with other China-based Burners on the Playa each year. In 2012 three Shanghai Burners camped together, possibly the earliest formation of a Shanghai Theme Camp. Together they visited the Chinese Speaker's Tea Party to meet the hosts from other regions such as Beijing.
A Message from the Shanghai Regional Contact
It is my life goal now to hold a satellite burn here in the Middle Kingdom. We are building a community of local and foreign-born Chinese along with the many international expats. We are searching for Chinese and international artists that are interested in Burning Man experience and have the resources and know-how to create something for our first local Burning Man event in Summer 2013 (date to be confirmed soon). To make this all possible in China, we must go beyond the 10 Principles of Burning Man and make sure that our event and artists are safe and responsible, respectful to the local communities and laws.
So far we have a few artists and organizers at the core of our group, but we need a few more adventurous people to solidify the team who will make the 2013 event happen.
|main contact:||Ian Rowen and Sven Serrano|
|burning since:||2001 and 1996 respectively|
Main China contact: China
Shanghai contact: Shanghai Regional
Subscribers to the announce list will receive occasional updates about related events within their local community; announce lists are not open discussion lists, therefore, all posts are routed through the Regional Contact. To subscribe an the announce list for this region, send a blank email to one of the following addresses:
General China Announcements:
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Also please email the contacts directly with a short self-introduction and a description of how you'd like to participate.
|discussion lists:||Beijing Discussion List
Shanghai Discussion List
|related urls:||Bringing Burning Man to China|
|local event calendar:||Don't forget to check the Calendar for year around events in your area.|
September 2004 – 1st Annual Chinese Speakers Tea Party (on-playa)
November 2006 - Beijing Burning Man Film Festival
November 17, 2007 - Beijing Decompression Event at Club Obiwan
July 17, 2009 - Burners Without Borders Global Benefit “Desert Dance” for “Greening the Beige”
November 11, 2012 - Shanghai Decompression Event at Inferno
Summer 2013 - Shanghai regional event (details tba!)
Every September: Chinese Tea Speakers Tea Party at Burning Man
Please check back for even more information about the Burning Man community in your area. We're gathering more details — coming soon!