Synopses & Reviews
This book will not appeal to everyone, but to the perfect reader it will be life changing. The perfect reader will already have a connection to China. It may be their home, their interest a holiday destination or even their future. In light of this the modern nation, which was once viewed as a magical and mysterious place steeped in history presents everyone (regardless of their connection or background) several challenges. By reading the content within you will be better equipped to overcome the typical linguistic, cultural and communicative differences; Moreover, by reading this book and quite literally travelling across China, (from the nation's pre-history to the changes taking place today) you will find yourself gaining a newfound appreciation for the magnificent past, exhilarating present and inspiring future. (Continued) As the years progress an understanding of China and it's very DNA becomes even more valuable and important. By showcasing the real China across eight interesting chapter focuses the important topics are covered, whilst being easy to read and adding value to this definitive page turner.
This book reads as if you are quite literally travelling across China. The journey begins by taking you through the nation's ancient dynasties and finishes in the modern nation we all know today. Along the way you will visit topics like the nation's dating habits, modern TCM, the regional cuisines, the cultural hubs and even understanding the Communist political system. It is the perfect book for students, tourists, travellers and expats, making for a good read in country or some fantastic escapism from your home outside of Zhōnggu . Whilst this journey might not appeal to everyone if you are intrigued and have a connection to China this book will change your life. Whatever your relationship to China the content will clarify some of the common misconceptions, defeat many normal obstacles (before they arise) and genuinely instil a newfound appreciation for China's magnificent past, exhilarating present and inspiring future. The eight chapters are in fact eight focuses that must be understood to travel, integrate, settle and get a grasp of China. By starting with the nation's History, the chapters flow to Chinese Thought, Politics, Industry, Society, Differences, Culture and the nations ongoing Change. Each chapter is divided into a series of Articles which highlight one core point. It is these small articles which showcase the real China and allow for an easy read and valuable experience. As the years progress an understanding of China becomes ever more valuable and important. 'Across China in 250 Pages' does not simply equip the reader to overcome typical linguistic, cultural and communicative differences but to travel across the nation and understand it's very DNA.