It's All Chinese to Me An Overview of Culture and Etiquette in China

ISBN-10: 0804840792
ISBN-13: 9780804840798
Edition: 2009
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Description: Ready to gain insight into China in a fascinating way?It's All Chinese to Meis a comprehensive overview of Chinese culture that allows you to peer into what makes the Chinese people tick. Firsthand tips, insights and fun cartoon-like illustrations  More...

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 10/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.02" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Ready to gain insight into China in a fascinating way?It's All Chinese to Meis a comprehensive overview of Chinese culture that allows you to peer into what makes the Chinese people tick. Firsthand tips, insights and fun cartoon-like illustrations give you graphic impressions of the real China, and allow you to get a feel not only for what it's like, but how to survive the cultural differences. Covering everything from major influences and historical events that guide Chinese behavior to social idiosyncrasies that surprise most Westerners,It's All Chinese to Mehelps demystify Chinese culture for Westerners.

Pierre Ostrowski studied Chinese at Providence University in Taichung, Taiwan, and has traveled to over twenty Asian countries.Gwen Penner, the recipient of numerous awards in painting, drawing and printmaking, has spent years living in Asia.

Pierre Ostrowskistudied Chinese at Providence University in Taichung, Taiwan, and has traveled to over twenty Asian countries. Gwen Penner, the recipient of numerous awards in painting, drawing and printmaking, has spent years living in Asia.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chinese History (Condensed Version)
Imperial China
Four Great Inventions of Ancient China
End of the Empire
Politics and Society
Booming China: A Highly Localized Phenomenon
Emerging Problems
Iron Fisted Rule
Major Influences in Chinese Thought: Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism
Taoism
Buddhism
Confucianism
The Confucian Hierarchy
The Importance of Scholarship
The Chinese Education System
University Life
Focus on the Family
Advantages
Disadvantages
Rituals and Superstitions
Guanxi and Mianzi: Two Concepts Crucial to Understanding Chinese People
Guanxi
Mianzi: Face
The Top 12 Ways of Giving or Gaining Face
The Top 12 Ways of Losing Face or Making Someone Else Lose Face
Culture Shock
The Honeymoon Phase
The Frustration Phase
The Acceptance and Resignation Phase
Overcoming Culture Shock
General Peculiarities
First Impressions
Issues of Personal Space
Some Common Interactions
Standards of Beauty: Male/Female Relationships
Attitudes on Race
Out and About: Encountering the Peculiar
Communication
Being a Celebrity
Visiting and Dining
Shopping
Health and Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine: TCM
Transportation Issues
China's Thirst for Oil
Pollution
Safety
Public Transportation
Do's and Don'ts
Doing Business in China
Business Negotiations
Chinese Negotitation Tactics
Post-Negotiations
Afterword: Beautiful China
Bibliography
Index

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