Living In China
How to Feel at Home, Make Friends, and Enjoy Everyday Life:
A Brief Introduction to the Culture for Visitors, Students, and
by Lin Wang and Xiaohua Wei
ISBN 10: 0-86647-267-3;
Living In China
How to Feel at Home, Make Friends, and Enjoy Everyday Life: A Brief
Introduction to the Culture for Visitors, Students, and Business Travelers
Is the twenty-first century "The Chinese Century?" At the
very least, this fascinating country is already a major force in our
global village, and as such, this short, informative book not only prepares
the visitor to China, but offers factual, historical, and cultural information
that will be of interest to any global citizen.
The text, amplified by many pictures collected by the authors, follows
the same format as the other titles in Pro Lingua's "Living In"
series. Unlike typical travel guides, this series does not tell you
where to eat and stay and how to get from say, Beijing to Shanghai.
Instead it helps prepare you for getting the most out of your visit,
physically when you go there or virtually if you only read about it.
Living in China focuses on practical information needed for everyday
life - money, food, hotels and travel (First Steps); on Chinese Culture
and how it interfaces with those of "the West; on facts about the
country, the land, people, government, economy, and history; on doing
business in China: on getting a job in China; and it gives a brief introduction
to the Chinese language and many useful phrases.
"To the busy traveler, this series of very
readable and entertaining guides provides a brief introduction, vital
statistics, a little history, and a lot of practical advice that instill
a sense of security from the time you arrive at the port of entry. Everything
you really need to know - from money and banking practices to health
tips to local customs and a brief historical overview - is at your fingertips,
in a book that neatly fits in your jacket pocket. If you don't know
the territory - or the people - this guide is good company to any stranger
in a strange land."
Patrick J. Leahy, U.S. Senator from Vermont
Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee
Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Relations