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Etiquette Guide to China: Know the Rules that Make the Difference!
     

Etiquette Guide to China: Know the Rules that Make the Difference!

by Boye Lafayette De Mente
 

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Say farewell to faux pas!

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, or whether your stay will be long or short, your visit to China will be more pleasurable and productive if you understand your host culture and how to work within it. Etiquette Guide to China is a vital guide for businessmen, tourists, or students travelling to china.

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Say farewell to faux pas!

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, or whether your stay will be long or short, your visit to China will be more pleasurable and productive if you understand your host culture and how to work within it. Etiquette Guide to China is a vital guide for businessmen, tourists, or students travelling to china.

Learn the essentials of interacting, such as manners and etiquette such as how to address people you meet, body language such as if you should bow or shake hands, and how to behave out on the town, in the boardroom or when attending a wedding. Filled with practical advice on minding your manners in China, Etiquette Guide to China is an indispensible book to read before you travel to china or conduct business and trade with China.

The author, Boye Lafayette De Mente worked in Asia for over thirty years as a journalist and business consultant and has long been considered an authority on East Asian business and the culture of China. In this book, he reveals the historical factors, collective traits and individual qualities that determine how the Chinese interact and do business.

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"If you're headed to China either for business or pleasure, it's a good idea to read up on the customs." —JohnnyJet.com

"Mind your manners when traveling with this essential guide to the social customs of China. Etiquette Guide to China: Know the Rules That Make the Difference! is geared more to business travelers and offers tips for banquet customs, talking politics, drinking and avoiding humor in business situations among many other guidelines to help you avoid putting your foot in it." —Travel Channel

"Before the incoming administration's trade reps sit down with their counterparts in Beijing—or Washington—they might want to glance at this breezy, 191-page, CliffsNotes-type take on understanding contemporary Chinese culture, mores and manners." —Virginian Pilot

"Though the book obviously calls itself an etiquette guide, I view it as more a cultural guide and because so much of it dealt with China business culture, I found it very helpful. This is a great book (indeed, an almost necessary book) for anyone new or relatively new to doing business in China. It also makes for an excellent refresher for China veterans." —China Law Blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462900459
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Boye Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, and Korea since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, trade journalist, editor, and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (now Thunderbird: The School of Global Management). He is the author of more than 30 books on Asia, including Instant Chinese: How to Express 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key Words & Phrases and Survival Chinese: How to Communicate without Fuss or Fear-Instantly.

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