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andlt;bandgt;Embrace the culture and get the most out of your time in China.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Going to China for the first time can be an intimidating experience, even for those who have studied the language. In fact, traveling to China for the second, third, or fourth time can also be a challenging experience, especially if you intend to be fully immersed in daily life, get off the beaten path, and experience the "real" China.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This China etiquette and culture guide is about how to get things done in China. andlt;iandgt;Decoding Chinaandlt;/iandgt; gives you down-to-earth information on how to deal with everyday situationsand#8212;like eating at a restaurant or shopping at an outdoor marketand#8212;that present unique and unexpected challenges for foreign visitors. andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Why being polite when you board a bus is a big mistakeandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Finding a toilet (and what to bring along!)andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; How to bargain for anything in a Chinese marketandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Which train ticket to buyand#8212;hard seat? Soft seat?andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; How the Chinese view privacy, and why it may make you seem suspiciousandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Working in a Chinese office, and the politics of lunchandlt;/liandgt; andlt;/ulandgt;As the Academic Director at the Chinese Flagship Center of Brigham Young University, Dr. Matthew B. Christensen has seen countless foreigners arrive in Chinaandhellip;and fail to accomplish simple tasks like ordering food, boarding a bus, or making friends with a Chinese colleague. Why? Because they didn't understand China's basic cultural codes. This travel book will help you crack these codes. And with it, you'll soon be able to navigate your way in any situation.

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Do you want to know the unspoken conversations around you when visiting other countries? Are you someone who likes to travel on your own terms—from finding that special restaurant to negotiating a better price for a prized antique in a local flea market? If so, Decoding China is the hands-on communication guide for you!

Decoding China will teach you the basic "rules of the road" on how to operate in Chinese culture. Like every country, China has its own unique set of cultural "codes," ways of behaving on a daily basis that all Chinese automatically know. These codes frame every personal interaction in China. By learning to recognize these key words and phrases—and use them correctly—everything you do in China will go a lot more smoothly.

In practical chapters organized by topic, Dr. Christensen shows you how to get things done in China, even with very minimal knowledge of the language. Make your China experience work for, rather than against you with Decoding China.

Synopsis:

Do you want to know the unspoken conversations around you when visiting other countries? Are you someone who likes to travel on your own termsand#8212;from finding that special restaurant to negotiating a better price for a prized antique in a local flea market? If so, andlt;Iandgt;Decoding Chinaandlt;/iandgt; is the hands-on communication guide for you!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Decoding Chinaandlt;/iandgt; will teach you the basic "rules of the road" on how to operate in Chinese culture. Like every country, China has its own unique set of cultural "codes," ways of behaving on a daily basis that all Chinese automatically know. These codes frame every personal interaction in China. By learning to recognize these key words and phrasesand#8212;and use them correctlyand#8212;everything you do in China will go a lot more smoothly.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In practical chapters organized by topic, Dr. Christensen shows you how to get things done in China, even with very minimal knowledge of the language. Make your China experience work for, rather than against you with andlt;iandgt;Decoding Chinaandlt;/iandgt;.

About the Author

Dr. andlt;bandgt;Matthew B. Christensenandlt;/bandgt; is the Academic Director of the Chinese Flagship Center at Brigham Young University, where he is also a Professor of Chinese in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. The Flagship program is a partnership among the federal government, education, and business which helps graduates take their place among the next generation of global professionals. His focus on the usefulness of cultural codes results from his frequent observations in China of students' difficulties when they tryand#8212;and fail!and#8212;to use U.S. cultural codes there.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804842679
Author:
Christensen, Matthew B
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Christensen, Matthew B.
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Travel -- China.
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
China; China travel guide; studying in China; working in China; traveling to China
Subject:
china travel guide; chinese etiquette; china etiquette; studying in China; working in China; travel to china; china travel books; china guide books; chinese culture; chinese history;
Subject:
china travel guide ; chinese etiquette ; china etiquette
Subject:
travel to china ; china travel books ; china guide books ;
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w photos throughout
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in

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Product details 288 pages Tuttle Publishing - English 9780804842679 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Do you want to know the unspoken conversations around you when visiting other countries? Are you someone who likes to travel on your own terms—from finding that special restaurant to negotiating a better price for a prized antique in a local flea market? If so, Decoding China is the hands-on communication guide for you!

Decoding China will teach you the basic "rules of the road" on how to operate in Chinese culture. Like every country, China has its own unique set of cultural "codes," ways of behaving on a daily basis that all Chinese automatically know. These codes frame every personal interaction in China. By learning to recognize these key words and phrases—and use them correctly—everything you do in China will go a lot more smoothly.

In practical chapters organized by topic, Dr. Christensen shows you how to get things done in China, even with very minimal knowledge of the language. Make your China experience work for, rather than against you with Decoding China.

"Synopsis" by , Do you want to know the unspoken conversations around you when visiting other countries? Are you someone who likes to travel on your own termsand#8212;from finding that special restaurant to negotiating a better price for a prized antique in a local flea market? If so, andlt;Iandgt;Decoding Chinaandlt;/iandgt; is the hands-on communication guide for you!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Decoding Chinaandlt;/iandgt; will teach you the basic "rules of the road" on how to operate in Chinese culture. Like every country, China has its own unique set of cultural "codes," ways of behaving on a daily basis that all Chinese automatically know. These codes frame every personal interaction in China. By learning to recognize these key words and phrasesand#8212;and use them correctlyand#8212;everything you do in China will go a lot more smoothly.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In practical chapters organized by topic, Dr. Christensen shows you how to get things done in China, even with very minimal knowledge of the language. Make your China experience work for, rather than against you with andlt;iandgt;Decoding Chinaandlt;/iandgt;.
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