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Going Dutch in Beijing How to Behave Properly When Far Away from Home

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ISBN-10: 0805086765

ISBN-13: 9780805086768

Edition: 2007

Authors: Mark McCrum

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What to do and what "not "to do when traveling almost anywhere--an entertainment for the armchair or the intrepid traveler Why shouldn't you offer to pay for your share of the meal in China? Or use the thumbs-up sign to mean "that's excellent" in Sardinia? Because, of course, despite the ease with which we can now communicate with and visit one another, they still do things differently over there. In China your host will "lose face" if you don't let him pick up the tab. In Sardinia a raised thumb means, literally, "Sit on this!" "Going Dutch in Beijing "offers a lighthearted and informative guide to everything from first meeting to last rites. Subjects covered include the opening contact…    
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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

A Note on Spelling
Ha Na?: Greetings
Sit on This!: Gestures
Mr. Man: Names
Conversation Stoppers: What Not to Say
White Socks and Chrysanthemums: Clothes and Gifts
Oogy Wawal: Toasts and Drinks
Sea Cucumber and Reindeer Tongue: The Meal
Holding Hands in the Temple: Out and About
Jeitinho and Nyekulturny: Customs and Attitudes
TGI Wednesday: The Business Trip
No Kompromiss: The Meeting and Its Aftermath
When with Romeo: Relating to the Opposite Sex
And the Bride Wore: The Big Day and Its Consequences
Sangomas to Samsara: Illness, Death, and Beyond
Good-bye, Meat: Festivals and Holidays
Kill the Saudades: When You Stay Too Long
Do Svidaniyo, Darling: Saying Good-bye
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