Decoding China: A Handbook for Traveling, Studying, and Working in Today's China

Decoding China: A Handbook for Traveling, Studying, and Working in Today's China

Paperback Language: English / Chinese

By (author) Matthew B. Christensen

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  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Language: English / Chinese
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 202mm x 22mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 13 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0804842671
  • ISBN 13: 9780804842679
  • Edition statement: Original.
  • Illustrations note: Photographs Throughout
  • Sales rank: 229,180

Product description

Do you want to know the unspoken conversations around you when visiting other countries? Are you someone who likes to travel on your own terms - from finding that special restaurant to negotiating a better price for a prized antique in a local flea market? If so, 'Decoding China' is the hands-on communication guide for you!

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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

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"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..."&#8212Stephen Matchett, "The Australian"