Etiquette Guide to China: Know the Rules That Make the Difference! (Etiquette Guides)

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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. His is a true insider's view--whether the topic is the legal framework for business development, or the importance of social relationships in China. This book is broken in to several parts: Part I "The Middle Kingdom" including--The Origins of Chinese Etiquette, The New China, and Cultural Influences on Chinese EtiquettePart II "Minding Your Manners in China" including--Personal Etiquette in China and Chinese Meals and CelebrationsPart III "Business in China" including--Foreigners and the Chinese Way of Doing Business and Cultural Influences Vital in Chinese BusinessPart IV "Negotiating in China" including--The Chinese Way of Negotiating, Preparing to Negotiate in China, What to Expect While Negotiating, Business Entertainment, When You Are a Host in Your Own CountryAlso included is an extensive Appendix which includes personal, family, corporate and

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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

-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

"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

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This essential guide to etiquette in China will make embarrassing social blunders a thing of the past! Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, whether your stay will be long or short, your visit to China will be more pleasurable and effective if you understand your host culture and how to work within it. "Etiquette Guide to China" will be your very own personal tour guide to the wonders - and potential pratfalls - of your time in the Middle Kingdom. How should you address people you met on your travels? Should you bow or shake hands? How should you behave if you're out on the town, in the boardroom, or attending a wedding?Answers to these questions and many more will make this book the most indispensable item you'll carry on your trip. This inside look at Chinese social graces explains everything you need to know to be a successful, courteous traveller: hand gestures and body language; how to address the Chinese; dining and restaurant manners; gift giving and celebration in China; entering into and understanding business relationships; how to behave in professional situations; dealing with China's political culture; and the Chinese way of negotiating.

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