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Steven Schwankert on “Poseidon: China’s Secret Salvage of Britain’s Lost Submarine”

In normal times, old shipwrecks aren’t hot news.  But these aren't normal times. Check out this week’s Wall Street Journal article: Chinese Territorial Strife Hits Archaeology: China Has Begun Asserting Ownership of Thousands of Shipwrecks in the South China Sea

Then at RASBJ’s event meet  one of Beijing's few expat experts on undersea wrecks and relics, veteran scuba diver and explorer Steven Schwankert, who has just published a new book about the little-known raising of a sunken British submarine off the Chinese coast.

More about the author:

Steven R. Schwankert is an editor and award-winning reporter with seventeen years of experience in Greater China. He is the Asia chapter chair of The Explorers Club, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and founder of SinoScuba, Beijing's first professional scuba-diving operator. In 2007, he led the first ever scientific expedition to dive Mongolia's Lake Khovsgol. He regularly guides divers to the Underwater Great Wall and a Ming-dynasty city that lies beneath a lake in China's Zhejiang Province. 

When: Wednesday 4 December 19:30-21:00

Where: Shijia Hutong Museum at #24 Shijia Hutong, Dongcheng district north of Jinbao Jie (see Map)

Cost: Members 30 RMB; Non-members 60 RMB

We hope to see you there!

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