Win a FREE Copy of “South China Morning Blues” (Ends By Midnight!)

Earlier on the blog, it was my pleasure to introduce you to South China Morning Blues by Ray Hecht:

People have called China endlessly fascinating. But you could say the same about the expat scene here. In the seven-plus years that I’ve lived in this country, I’ve come across some real characters here – people I could have sworn were straight out of a novel.

I’m reminded of many of them after reading Ray Hecht’s new book South China Morning Blues, which features a motley cast of young expats and Chinese locals living across Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong….

Through 12 distinct viewpoints, South China Morning Blues takes readers on a tour of the dark underside of the expat scene in China, culminating in a dramatic life-and-death situation that brings everyone together. It’s a fresh take on life in 21st century China and definitely worth a read.

Intrigued? Ray Hecht will be in Shanghai tomorrow, Friday March 24, to do a special reading of South China Morning Blues at 7pm at Garden Books, 325 Changle Lu (静安区长乐路325号), which is conveniently located near the South Shaanxi Road Metro Station. For more information you can contact Garden Books at 021-5404-8728.

To celebrate Ray’s special appearance tomorrow in Shanghai, I’m giving away one copy of South China Morning Blues on WeChat to someone with a mailing address in mainland China! Why not you?

(For those of you not based in mainland China, but with friends or family over in China who could receive it for you, you can enter too!)

Here’s how to enter:

1. To be eligible to win, you must use WeChat on your mobile phone and have a mailing address in mainland China. (Note – if you haven’t installed WeChat, it’s easy to download. You can find it in most major app stores by searching for WeChat or微信, or get it directly from their website here).

2. Follow my official WeChat account. If you’re not already a follower, just scan the QR Code below using your WeChat app (here are directions on how to scan QR codes in WeChat):Or, you can search for my official WeChat account under the words “speakingchina”.

3. Finally, just send a message to my official WeChat account with the word “scmb” and you’re entered.

It’s THAT simple.

Remember, entries must be received by 11:59pm tonight (March 23) Beijing time. Only one entry per person. Tomorrow, on March 24, I will randomly choose a winner from all the entries and notify them via my WeChat official account.

Good luck to everyone!

A huge thanks to Ray Hecht for making this giveaway possible. You can learn more about Ray Hecht and South China Morning Blues at his website and buy a copy at, where your purchase helps support this blog.

And if you’re in Shanghai tomorrow evening, don’t miss Ray Hecht’s reading at Garden Books.

3 Replies to “Win a FREE Copy of “South China Morning Blues” (Ends By Midnight!)”

  1. Always fun to take part in these pot luck giveaways 😀 Good luck to everyone that enters (especially me ;-))! Sounds like an interesting read & the cover art is great.

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