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—now revised and updated
 
Perfect for business, pleasure, or armchair travelers, 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 essays

Overview

A practical and accessible guide to an ancient but rapidly changing culture—now revised and updated
 
Perfect for business, pleasure, or armchair travelers, 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 essays alphabetized by subject, this  fully revised and updated edition provides a crash course in the etiquette and politics of contemporary China as well as the nation’s geography and venerable history. In it, readers will discover:
 
·        How the recently selected President and his advisors approach global relations
·        Why China is considered the fastest growing market for fashion and luxury goods
·        What you should bring when visiting a Chinese household
·        What’s hot in Chinese art
·        How recent scandals impact Chinese society
 
From architecture and body language to Confucianism and feng shui, China A to Z offers accessible and authoritative information about China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440619243
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,005,627
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

MAY-LEE CHAI is the author of five books, including The Girl from Purple Mountain (coauthored with her father, Winberg Chai). She has a master's degree from Yale University in East Asian studies and has studied and worked in China.
WINBERG CHAI was born in Shanghai. He received his Ph.D. from New York University and is the author of more than twenty books on China. When not teaching in the United States, he lectures frequently in China.

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