Regional Community

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

In June of 2014 my dream of seeing a regional satellite burn take place here in China came true – on an island in ancient Lake Tai 300 Chinese and foreign participants came to DragonBurn for three days and two nights of music,art, and performance.  This year, 2015 DragonBurn will take place again with a tentative date set for early June.  Please support us by visiting the DragonBurn site, our Facebook page, and the Kickstarter drive links here and below. Xiexie/3Q!


03.21.15 14:35 UTC


Get involved and find out about local happenings by signing up on our Announcement list, chat with other Burners on our Discussion lists, or follow us via your social media of choice - but definitely come out and get involved!

Announcement List:

The Shanghai Announce list is a moderated announcements-only list for events of interest to local Burners. Recipients get regular updates, event listings, and Burning Man news from this list.

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Regional Contact Email:

Social Media:

In China Facebook and Twitter are blocked by the great Firewall. Many of us gain access through what is known as a VPN, or Virtual Private Network.  However China does have a Twitter competitor, Weibo, where Chinese speakers and readers and link up for all things Burner.

Regional Contacts:

ShanghaiShin aka SvenAarne
burning since:
personal quote:
I was present at the beginning. Toured L.A. with the Zone Tour #2 of the Cacaphonists then witnessed a Baker Beach Burn in 1987, then left for Asia in 1989, where I still reside. Came back for the 1996 and 2001 Burns and now I assist in promoting the 10 Principles , the Nevada Burn and Dragon Burn here in Shanghai.