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Culture Smart provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include:

* customs, values, and traditions

* historical, religious, and political background

* life at home

* leisure, social, and cultural life

* eating and drinking

* do's, don'ts, and taboos

* business practices

* communication, spoken and unspoken

Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers. Sunday Times Travel

... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries. Global Travel

...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas. Observer

...as useful as they are entertaining. Easyjet Magazine

...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world. New York Times

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This concise Culture Smart! handbook provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs, and behavior in China, ensuring that travelers arrive at their destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues.

About the Author

KATHY FLOWER is a radio and television producer, scriptwriter, and trainer who has specialized in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language. After training teachers for the British Council in Paris, she worked in Beijing from 1981 to 1983 and presented China's first major English-language teaching series, "Follow Me", on Chinese TV. She is still known to millions of viewers as laoshi, or "teacher". She has returned to China many times and now works for the BBC World Service.

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ISBN:
9781857335026
Author:
Flower, Kathy
Publisher:
Kuperard
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Travel -- China.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
THROUGHOUT
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
6.67 x 4.38 x .52 in .4 lb

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