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    DescriptionDon't just go to China--connect with it! Going to China for the first time can be an intimidating experience, even for those who have studied the language. In fact, traveling to China for the second, third, or fourth time can also be a challenging experience, especially if you intend to be fully immersed in daily life, get off the beaten path, and experience the "real" China. This book is about how to get things done in China. "Decoding China" gives you down-to-earth information on how to deal with everyday situations--like eating at a restaurant or shopping at an outdoor market--that present unique and unexpected challenges for foreign visitors. Why being polite when you board a bus is a big mistakeFinding a toilet (and what to bring along!)How to bargain for anything in a Chinese marketWhich train ticket to buy--hard seat? Soft seat?How the Chinese view privacy, and why it may make you seem suspiciousWorking in a Chinese office, and the politics of lunch As the Academic Director at the Chinese Flagship Center of Brigham Young University, Dr. Matthew B. Christensen has seen countless foreigners arrive in China...and fail to accomplish simple tasks like ordering food, boarding a bus, or making friends with a Chinese colleague. Why? Because they didn't understand China's basic cultural codes. This book will help you crack these codes. And with it, you'll soon be able to navigate your way in any situation.

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    Decoding China
    A Handbook for Traveling, Studying, and Working in Today's China
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew B. Christensen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    ISBN 13: 9780804842679
    ISBN 10: 0804842671

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
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    BIC subject category V2: WT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BIC subject category V2: VSW
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24890
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
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    DC23: 915.104612
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    LC classification: DS779.43 .C47 2013
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Photographs Throughout
    Tuttle Publishing
    Imprint name
    Tuttle Publishing
    Publication date
    13 May 2013
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    Author Information
    Dr. Matthew B. Christensen holds degrees in Chinese, international relations, and Chinese linguistics. In addition to directing the Chinese Flagship Center, which is a partnership among the federal government, education, and business that works to help graduates attain superior-level Chinese language and cultural skills, he is also Professor of Chinese in the Department of Asian & Near Eastern Languages at Brigham Young University. He blogs about his adventures exploring the wide-flung corners of China at intothemiddlekingdom.com.
    Review quote
    "This makes a change from all the big-picture studies that allegedly empower people who want to do business in Beijing. Instead of once-over lightly explanations of China's eternal values, Christensen explains how to order dinner and get on with people you need to know. There is a mass of information on business etiquette and the routines of life..."—Stephen Matchett, "The Australian"