China A to Z: Everything You Need to Know to Understand Chinese Customs and Culture

China A to Z: Everything You Need to Know to Understand Chinese Customs and Culture

by May-Lee Chai, Winberg Chai
     
 

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A practical and accessible guide to an ancient but rapidly changing culture

Perfect for business and armchair travelers alike, China A to Z explains the customs, culture, and etiquette essential for any trip or for anyone wanting to understand this complex country. In one hundred brief, reader-friendly chapters, alphabetized by subject, China A to

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A practical and accessible guide to an ancient but rapidly changing culture

Perfect for business and armchair travelers alike, China A to Z explains the customs, culture, and etiquette essential for any trip or for anyone wanting to understand this complex country. In one hundred brief, reader-friendly chapters, alphabetized by subject, China A to Z introduces a general audience to contemporary Chinese society, as well as its venerable history. Discover:
• Why Chinese names are written in reverse order
• What to bring when visiting a Chinese household
• What the current relationship is between Japan and China
• Why you should wrap gifts in red or pink paper, and never send white flowers

With the 2008 Summer Olympics being held in Beijing, thousands of Chinese adoptions occurring each year, and China becoming the fourth most popular international destination, the need for information about this complex country is greater than ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698141070
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/25/2014
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,108,232
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


May-lee Chai is the author of six books, including Hapa Girl. She lives in San Francisco.



Winberg Chai is the author and editor of more than twenty books on China, and the executive editor of Asian Affairs: An American Review. He lives in Wyoming.

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