China Survival Guide

How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps

China Survival Guide

The first humorous travel guide to China that spells out tourist problems and solutions with candor.

Prepare Yourself for China

The Visitor's Survival Guide to China. Second Edition.

Prepare Yourself for China

China is a whole other planet (and you're the alien). Hit the ground running with this essential know-how and friendly advice based on a decade of personal experience plus the hard-earned wisdom of dozens of veteran expats. Indispensable knowledge from the school of hard knocks, punctuated with real life anecdotes, this essential survival guide gives you the confidence to take China in your stride and prepare for the extraordinary everyday situations that other advice books overlook. The casual writing style and easy reference sections make this China survival guide an indispensable and entertaining addition to your library, and will help you avoid making the same mistakes as the countless thousands who have gone before you. Included is a concise business section that describes Chinese business culture, business meeting survival tactics; plus a brief description of your choices of business entity, and an overview of the hoops you need to jump through to begin exporting your products to the world's most exciting economy.

CultureShock! China

A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

CultureShock! China


Managing in China

An Executive Survival Guide

Managing in China

Managing in China - An Executive Survival Guide is based on dozens of interviews with expats from all over the world who are living and working in China. It is mostly anecdotal in nature, but addresses many of the important issues that face expats in hardship posts. An Executive Survival Guide is divided into 3 main sections: 1. Surviving at work Recruiting & managing staff Managing customers Managing suppliers Managing your Chinese partner Dealing with infrastructure and the political system Managing your boss 2. Surviving at home Finding somewhere to live Getting settled quickly Domestic comfort Health Family concerns Using local services 3. Surviving socially Making friends Exploring your locality Understanding Chinese culture Basically a manual of advice, hints and tips for expatriates, based on other people's practical experience, An Executive Survival Guide will complement the technical information in the Business Guides series. Stephanie Jones is currently the General Manager of World Executive's Digest - Business Services in China. She is a well-known management speaker, and has published a wide variety of articles on management education, training and recruitment, and contributes to many newspapers and magazines in Europe, the USA and Asia. She is also the author of 15 business books. the author lives and works in China, and is a well-known author (The Head Hunting Business, Working for the Japanese, & One-man Band, among others) based on hundreds of interviews with expatriates living in China practical, with plenty of real-life examples

Studying in China

A Practical Handbook for Students

Studying in China

"China is changing faster than any other nation on earth today. Written by a Chinese language teacher and a travel professional who works with students in China all the time, Studying in China is an invaluable resource…" —Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) Newsletter A visit to China can change your life. Would you like to study in China, but are not sure what you will find there? A trip to China to live, work or study promises an amazing, life-changing experience in the most historically and culturally fascinating nation on earth. Find all the information you need for your educational experience abroad in Studying in China. China is changing faster than any other nation on earth today. Written by a travel professional who works with students in China all the time, Studying in China is an invaluable resource that tells you: What to pack that you won't find over there How to arrive at your destination and settle in safely How to make your Chinese instructors happy How your day-to-day experiences will unfold once you are there How to get the most from a limited stay Author Patrick McAloon is a co-founder of SinoConnect, a firm that connects students of all ages with educational opportunities in China and the United States. He has been helping students prepare to study in China for 15 years. Having conducted hundreds of study abroad seminars, McAloon is uniquely qualified to supply students going to China with the latest up-to-date information on how to study abroad. Readying yourself for this experience can be daunting, and Studying in China makes it easy from start to finish. Prepare to make new friends in your classes and while traveling around China, but first learn how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Being an international student in China can be a life-changing experience. Don't take our word for it. Read this book and go study in China!

Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar

A Student's Guide to Correct Structures and Common Errors

Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar

Here is a concise guide to supplement any course of study and help with homework, travel, and test preparation. Topics include word order, time, nouns, verbs, adjectives, word choices with verbs and adverbs, and letter writing. The simple format has one goal: quick mastery and growing confidence. Qin Xue Herzberg, a graduate of Beijing Normal University, has taught Chinese for decades and has been an upper-level Chinese professor at Calvin College for ten years. Larry Herzberg did his PhD work in Chinese and founded the Chinese language programs at Albion College and Calvin College. Qin and Larry live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and are co-authors of the popular China Survival Guide as well as Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings.

Speak and Read Chinese

Fun Mnemonic Devices for Remembering Chinese Words and Their Tones

Speak and Read Chinese

From one of the authors of Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar comes Speak and Read Chinese, a simple, fun guide that helps language learners remember essential Chinese characters. Students and teachers rate character pronunciation and tones the two most difficult aspects of learning Chinese. This book addresses this issue by organizing easy pronunciation and tone memorization tricks for the three hundred most basic characters in popular textbook series like Integrated Chinese and New Practical Chinese Reader. Larry Herzberg did his Master's and PhD work in Chinese Language and Literature at Indiana University. He founded Chinese-language programs at two colleges and has been teaching for thirty years.

CultureShock!.

A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette. China

CultureShock!.

"Culture Shock! China is an essential read for anyone intending to live or work in the world's fastest-rising economic powershouse, the People's Republic of China. This book guides you through settling in and socialising, from choosing your accommodation and employing an ayi, to finding good restaurants and enjoying China's varied and exquisite cuisine. Get first-hand knowledge about working in China and about the Chinese language. Learn about the country's 5000 years of history and visit its spectacular mountains and rivers which contrast with the towering skylines of metropolitan cities. Be enlightened on Chinese culture and discover how the people balance traditions and customs with modernity. Filled with practical information, Culture Shock! China is a must-have guide that will equip you with the confidence to try out everything in this exciting country"--Back cover.

Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge

A Journey to My Daughter's Birthplace in China

Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge

Even before Nancy McCabe and her daughter, Sophie, left for China, it was clear that, as the mother of an adopted child from China, McCabe would be seeing the country as a tourist while her daughter, who was seeing the place for the first time in her memory, was “going home.” Part travelogue, part memoir, Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge immerses readers in an absorbing and intimate exploration of place and its influence on the meaning of family. A sequel to Meeting Sophie, which tells McCabe’s story of adopting Sophie as a single woman, Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge picks up a decade later with a much different Sophie—a ten-year-old with braces who wears black nail polish, sneaks eyeliner, wears clothing decorated with skulls, and has mixed feelings about being one of the few non-white children in the little Pennsylvania town where they live. Since she was young, Sophie had felt a closeness to the country of her birth and held it in an idealized light. At ten, she began referring to herself as Asian instead of Asian-American. It was McCabe’s hope that visiting China would “help her become comfortable with both sides of the hyphen, figure out how to be both Chinese and American, together.” As an adoptive parent of a foreign-born child, McCabe knows that homeland visits are an important rite of passage to help children make sense of the multiple strands of their heritage, create their own hybrid traditions, and find their particular place in the world. Yet McCabe, still reeling from her mother’s recent death, wonders how she can give any part of Sophie back to her homeland. She hopes that Sophie will find affirmation and connection in China, even as she sees firsthand some of the realities of China—overpopulation, pollution, and an oppressive government—but also worries about what that will mean for their relationship. Throughout their journey on a tour for adopted children, mother and daughter experience China very differently. New tensions and challenges emerge, illuminating how closely intertwined place is with sense of self. As the pair learn to understand each other, they lay the groundwork for visiting Sophie’s orphanage and birth village, life-changing experiences for them both.

Welcome to Shanghai

Chinese Language Survival Guide

Welcome to Shanghai

Welcome to Shanghai is a helpful language phrase book for the most common words and phrases needed by newcomers to China. This simple guide will provide you with the basic knowledge to survive your first year in Shanghai