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The Resource Decoding China : a handbook for traveling, studying, and working in today's China, Matthew B. Christensen

Decoding China : a handbook for traveling, studying, and working in today's China, Matthew B. Christensen

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Decoding China : a handbook for traveling, studying, and working in today's China
Title
Decoding China
Title remainder
a handbook for traveling, studying, and working in today's China
Statement of responsibility
Matthew B. Christensen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
OCoLC
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Christensen, Matthew B
Dewey number
915.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • National characteristics, Chinese
  • Chinese language
  • Etiquette
  • Intercultural communication
  • Chinese language
  • China
  • China
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Decoding China : a handbook for traveling, studying, and working in today's China, Matthew B. Christensen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Introduction : China's cultural codes -- Traveling and transportation : Getting to and from China ; Domestic transfers ; Air travel within China ; Taxis ; Train travel in China ; The train class numbering system ; Types of seating/sleeping on Chinese trains ; Bus travel in China ; Traveling by subway ; Traveling bicycle ; Driving in China ; Walking ; Names of airlines -- Living : Staying in a hotel ; Characteristics of hotels in China ; Staying in a university student dormitory or foreign student housing ; Renting an apartment -- Eating : Eating at restaurants ; Eating like a native ; The Chinese banquet ; Eating Chinese hotpot ; Going out for dimsum ; Eating on the street ; Shopping and cooking ; Where are all the buffets? -- Communicating : Telephones ; Making sense of cell phone plans ; Computers and the internet ; Blogging like a native ; Using the post office ; Company, brand and site names -- Banking : Exchanging money ; How to open a bank account ; ATM cards ; Kinds of bank accounts ; Credit cards ; Money transfers ; Paying utility bills at the bank -- Shopping : Where to shop ; Shopping like a native: hit the flea markets ; Shopping for living necessities ; The art of bartering ; Cash is king ; How to get things home ; Online shopping ; What to buy in China ; Avoiding misspending ; Names of stores -- Studying : When to go to China ; Chinese attitudes towards education ; Selecting a study program in China ; Direct enrollment in a Chinese University ; Self-study learning strategies ; Using a tutor ; Making the most of your tutor ; Still need help?: self-study learning resources -- Working : Hierarchy ; The importance of developing and maintaining relationships ; Chinese group mentality ; The concept of face ; The concept of guanxi ; Business meetings ; Working in an office ; Internships ; Negotiating like a native ; The importance of cultural knowledge -- Visiting and hosting ; Building and maintaining relationships ; Giving and receiving compliments ; A word about "thank you" and "please" ; Gift giving ; What kinds of gifts should you give? Accepting and declining invitations ; Visiting someone at their home ; The concept of privacy in China ; The Chinese banquet -- Surviving : Culture shock ; Vaccinations ; Jet lag ; Dealing with food and drink ; Easing culture shock ; Dealing with injury or illness ; Health insurance ; Visiting a hospital ; Chinese attitudes towards healthcare ; Tips for staying healthy in China ; Women's health -- Conclusion : Safely avoiding the ugly American syndrome ; Blending in -- Appendix 1. Useful websites before you go : General information ; Travel ; Weather ; Living ; City-specific resources ; News and information ; Communicating ; Shopping ; Studying ; Health ; Other -- Appendix 2. Tickets, forms, etc. that you may encounter : Train tickets ; A typical Chinese restaurant menu ; Long distance IP phone cards ; Signs ; Train station signs
Control code
000050860056
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780804842679
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)826659092
Label
Decoding China : a handbook for traveling, studying, and working in today's China, Matthew B. Christensen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Introduction : China's cultural codes -- Traveling and transportation : Getting to and from China ; Domestic transfers ; Air travel within China ; Taxis ; Train travel in China ; The train class numbering system ; Types of seating/sleeping on Chinese trains ; Bus travel in China ; Traveling by subway ; Traveling bicycle ; Driving in China ; Walking ; Names of airlines -- Living : Staying in a hotel ; Characteristics of hotels in China ; Staying in a university student dormitory or foreign student housing ; Renting an apartment -- Eating : Eating at restaurants ; Eating like a native ; The Chinese banquet ; Eating Chinese hotpot ; Going out for dimsum ; Eating on the street ; Shopping and cooking ; Where are all the buffets? -- Communicating : Telephones ; Making sense of cell phone plans ; Computers and the internet ; Blogging like a native ; Using the post office ; Company, brand and site names -- Banking : Exchanging money ; How to open a bank account ; ATM cards ; Kinds of bank accounts ; Credit cards ; Money transfers ; Paying utility bills at the bank -- Shopping : Where to shop ; Shopping like a native: hit the flea markets ; Shopping for living necessities ; The art of bartering ; Cash is king ; How to get things home ; Online shopping ; What to buy in China ; Avoiding misspending ; Names of stores -- Studying : When to go to China ; Chinese attitudes towards education ; Selecting a study program in China ; Direct enrollment in a Chinese University ; Self-study learning strategies ; Using a tutor ; Making the most of your tutor ; Still need help?: self-study learning resources -- Working : Hierarchy ; The importance of developing and maintaining relationships ; Chinese group mentality ; The concept of face ; The concept of guanxi ; Business meetings ; Working in an office ; Internships ; Negotiating like a native ; The importance of cultural knowledge -- Visiting and hosting ; Building and maintaining relationships ; Giving and receiving compliments ; A word about "thank you" and "please" ; Gift giving ; What kinds of gifts should you give? Accepting and declining invitations ; Visiting someone at their home ; The concept of privacy in China ; The Chinese banquet -- Surviving : Culture shock ; Vaccinations ; Jet lag ; Dealing with food and drink ; Easing culture shock ; Dealing with injury or illness ; Health insurance ; Visiting a hospital ; Chinese attitudes towards healthcare ; Tips for staying healthy in China ; Women's health -- Conclusion : Safely avoiding the ugly American syndrome ; Blending in -- Appendix 1. Useful websites before you go : General information ; Travel ; Weather ; Living ; City-specific resources ; News and information ; Communicating ; Shopping ; Studying ; Health ; Other -- Appendix 2. Tickets, forms, etc. that you may encounter : Train tickets ; A typical Chinese restaurant menu ; Long distance IP phone cards ; Signs ; Train station signs
Control code
000050860056
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780804842679
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)826659092

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