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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Christensen, Matthew B
Dewey number
495.182421
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL1125.E6
LC item number
C49 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Chinese language
  • Chinese language
  • Intercultural communication
  • Etiquette
  • National characteristics, Chinese
  • Chinese language
  • Chinese language
  • Etiquette
  • Intercultural communication
  • Manners and customs
  • National characteristics, Chinese
  • China
  • China
Label
Decoding China : a handbook for traveling, studying, and working in today's China, Matthew B. Christensen
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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
1095503
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780804842679
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804842679
  • (OCoLC)826659092
Label
Decoding China : a handbook for traveling, studying, and working in today's China, Matthew B. Christensen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
1095503
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780804842679
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804842679
  • (OCoLC)826659092

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