Good news! I discovered for you a newly formed chapter of the
Toastmasters located in Shanghai. :) This would be the definitive
organization with which to be associated for your debate/speech needs.
Xujiahui Toastmasters - Shanghai
"Xujiahui Toastmasters (XJH-TM), the newest public speaking club in
Shanghai, and a chapter of Toastmasters International, is dedicated to
improving communication skills and fostering self-confidence. We are a
friendly group of young professionals, Chinese and expatriate, who
like to have fun after our hard working days: we share ideas, make
jokes, give advice , and blend our talents to provide leaning
experiences. While we are not an 'English Corner' as such, XJH-TM can
help your language skills..."
1. English Oral Test - Easy & simple
a one-minute conversationa with one of our native speakers
2. Fill out the New Member Application Form
[download from http://www.cntoastmasters.org/xjh/file/Application%20Form.rar ]
3. 500rmb of membership fees for the first 6 months, 200rmb every 6
4. one-munute talk up on the stage to tell us why you want to join the
Toastmasters & what you can offer us and then all the members will
vote on your membership
EMAIL CONTACT - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Regarding stand-alone public debate clubs, I found none during my
research. As far as educational institutions, Shanghai Jiao Tong
University (SJTU) website at
http://www.sjtuce.net/english/01_GI/01_default.htm mentions debating,
but I couldn't locate an actual debate team site. Also, Shanghai
University is mentioned as participating in debate competitions at
but I could not locate a phone number for that university.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University CONTACT INFO
Main telephone number and department extensions
Other telephone numbers
I also located the public CV of a Chinese lady who started a debate
club in the states. By contacting her, you may be able to ascertain
the names of persons she knows in China debate clubs if she is willing
to share that information.
Should you have any problem with the URLs loading, please use the
refresh feature of your browser. A couple of times while I was
visiting different pages on the Toastmaster site, I would receive a
"Page Not Found," but when I refreshed the page, the text would then
Happy debating! :)
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