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China: An A-Z (Armchair Traveller)

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A unique and humorous study of life in China

Synopsis:

All Chinese look the same, some say and the same goes for Americans. How much do we really know about China? Did you know that they don't eat soup they drink it? And not before, but after a meal? That their surname comes before their first name? That their good sense is to be found not in their heads, but their hearts? Or that white is the color of mourning? Kai Strittmatter has lived in China for almost ten years and in this fascinating book he lets us in on a few secrets. Introducing us to some telling Chinese symbols-but not all 57,000 of them! -he explains in a wealth of charming, amusing anecdotes what they reveal of China and its people. On the way we meet pensioners who practice the art of street calligraphy, read the Beijing police's hilarious English phrasebook and have the dubious pleasure of sampling trendy 'Western' food, as well as a hundred other surprises.

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A user's guide to the next global superpower

About the Author

Kai Strittmatter was the correspondent of the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Beijing for ten years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904950806
Author:
Strittmatter, Kai
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Translator:
Tobler, Stefan
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Armchair Traveller
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
6.6 x 5 x 1.4 in 16 oz

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History and Social Science » Asia » China » General
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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"Synopsis" by , All Chinese look the same, some say and the same goes for Americans. How much do we really know about China? Did you know that they don't eat soup they drink it? And not before, but after a meal? That their surname comes before their first name? That their good sense is to be found not in their heads, but their hearts? Or that white is the color of mourning? Kai Strittmatter has lived in China for almost ten years and in this fascinating book he lets us in on a few secrets. Introducing us to some telling Chinese symbols-but not all 57,000 of them! -he explains in a wealth of charming, amusing anecdotes what they reveal of China and its people. On the way we meet pensioners who practice the art of street calligraphy, read the Beijing police's hilarious English phrasebook and have the dubious pleasure of sampling trendy 'Western' food, as well as a hundred other surprises.
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