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The American Ball - The 8th Kingdom

In the mythical splendor of the 8th Kingdom, an epic battle between good and evil rages within the medieval castle walls. Join the knights of the noble houses for a fantastical evening of pageantry, dance and feasts of roast meats and dark ale in the Imperial Great Hall.

AmCham China's famous Silent and Live Auction returns with an incredible array of luxury, home, travel, fashion and dining bargains for one night only! Proceeds from the Ball will support local charitable causes.

Since 2003, through the American Balls and your generous support, AmCham China has donated over RMB 12 million towards improving the lives of thousands of families in China.
Charity recipients this year include Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC), whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty by supporting high school and university education for young women. Additional charity recipients will be announced by April 30th, 2017.

WATCH the trailer 1 for The 8th Kingdom

WATCH the Trailer 2 for The 8th Kingdom

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: Cocktails 5:30 pm
Dinner. 7:00 pm
Venue: China World Hotel Conference Hall, 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing, 100004, China
Dress: Black Tie or Medieval Costume

Phone: 5869-3771, 5869-3772
Fax: 5869-3770

May 13, 2017

5:30 PM - 11:59 PM (GMT+8)

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China World Hotel, Beijing
No. 1 Jianguomen Outer Street
Beijing, China

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  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PMMedieval Merriment - Cocktails & Silent Auction
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PMThe Grand Feast
    8:30 PM - 9:30 PMThe 8th Kingdom
    9:30 PM - 10:00 PMCharity presentation & Live Auction
    10:00 PM - 11:00 PMDance
    11:00 PM - 11:30 PMSilent Auction Close
    11:30 PM - 12:00 AMKnightly Nibbles and Dance


Individual Ticket
RMB 1,350
(T1) Esquire - Table of 10
RMB 16,500
(T2) Gentle Folk - Table of 10 (Early Bird Promotion) (Sold Out)

Payment must be received before April 14, 2017
*Limited number of tables available under this promotion and may sell out before deadline.

RMB 16,500


Cash Donation
(M1)       Protector of the Realm     RMB 105,000
(M2)       Duke                                RMB   53,500
(M3)       Earl                                  RMB   27,000
(M4)       House of Lords                RMB   27,000 + goods/services equal to RMB 40,000+ (total RMB 67,000+)

Goods and Services Supporters
(G1)       Oracle                       Goods/Services equal or greater than (RMB 80,000)
(G2)       Baron                        Good/Services equal or greater than (RMB 40,000)
(G3)       Knight                       Goods/Services less than (RMB 40,000)

Charity Page

Through the American Balls, AmCham China has donated over RMB 12 million to help improve the lives of thousands of families in China. This year, AmCham China has partnered with Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC) to bring education opportunities to some of the most disadvantage communities in China. Thanks to the generosity of our major sponsors - NBA, ConocoPhillips and United Family Healthcare; The Yao Foundation, United Foundation for China's Health and The Love and Hope Project will be recipients of proceeds from The American Ball 2017.
Please be generous in your support of The American Ball, a place where wishes and dreams come true for everyone!
Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC)
Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC) is bringing unparalleled opportunity to the women in one of the poorest parts of China – Gansu Province. Research conducted in 2013 found that poor, rural women were the least likely of any group to go to college.
EGRC focuses on alleviating the financial burden of education by providing young women with up to 100 percent of the cost for attending high school; graduation allows the women to attend university and to have access to government funding, while EGRC also covers about 40 percent of costs for university students.
United Family Healthcare – United Foundation for China’s Health

United Family Healthcare has selected the United Foundation for China’s Health (UFCH) as their charity recipient, in order to support the charity’s mission of providing access to innovative, multidisciplinary healthcare to vulnerable populations in China. By partnering with local agencies, UFCH offers free or heavily subsidized medical care to orphans, disabled, the abused, migrant workers, and the elderly.
NBA – Yao Foundation
The NBA has partnered with the Yao Foundation to improve the educational experience of children all across China. Founded by a former NBA superstar from China, Yao Ming, the mission of the foundation is to promote the all-around development of Chinese youth by providing opportunities to improve themselves in the aspect of education, sports skills, health and self-esteem.
Their work encompasses an enormous range of activities, and has directly benefitted more than 500,000 students across 25 provinces of China. From rebuilding schools to improving exercise facilities, the Yao Foundation also partners with more than 20 companies operating in China to improve the facilities of existing schools by providing libraries, computers, kitchens, and exercise facilities.
The Love & Hope Project
The Love & Hope Project was developed by the China Association of Social Workers (CASW) and the TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital (TICH) of Tianjin to fund heart surgery for two-to-14-year-old children born with heart conditions or who suffer from heart disease. The project is specifically aimed at orphans and children from severely deprived families.
Between 2008 and 2015, ConocoPhillips donated RMB 5.75 million (approx. US $1 million) to fund heart surgery for about 400 severely underprivileged children born with congenital heart disease.  In addition to donations, the company’s Employee Volunteer Committee frequently calls on employees to visit children receiving treatment at the hospital.


Are you a power player like Cersei Lannister, a diplomat like Tyrion or a heroic warrior like Jon Snow?
Let your imagination take flight with sweeping gowns of velvet and jeweled tiaras befitting a princess bride or lady-in-waiting.

Or shall you stalk the Great Hall in fur cape and leather scabbard, a steely sword sheathed by your side, ever ready to defend the honor of your house?

Fantasy dress and gowns by AudreyAnne Couture 
Best Costume will be awarded at the event, with a fantastic prize for the Winner!
Black tie or medieval costume