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by Iris Wong Po-Yee,Kevin Sinclair

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  • ISBN 1558680608
  • ISBN13 978-1558680609
  • Language English
  • Author Iris Wong Po-Yee,Kevin Sinclair
  • Publisher Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company; 1st Edition edition (March 1, 1991)
  • Pages 317
  • Formats txt doc txt lrf
  • Category Travels
  • Subcategory Asia
  • Size ePub 1617 kb
  • Size Fb2 1871 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 429

Whether you travel for business, pleasure, or a combination of the two, the ever-popular "Culture Shock!" series belongs in your backpack or briefcase. Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive wherever you go. "Culture Shock!" country guides are easy-to-read, accurate, and entertaining crash courses in local customs and etiquette. "Culture Shock!" practical guides offer the inside information you need whether you're a student, a parent, a globetrotter, or a working traveler.

Each "Culture Shock!" title is written by someone who's lived and worked in the country, and each is packed with practical, accurate, and enjoyable information to help you find your way and feel at home.


Kevin Sinclair (Author), Iris Wong Po-Yee (Contributor).

Kevin Sinclair (Author), Iris Wong Po-Yee (Contributor). There may be better tour guides, but none will be as compact or as interesting.

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Items related to Culture Shock! China ( A Survival Guide to Customs. Culture Shock!" practical guides offer the inside information you need whether you're a student, a parent, a globetrotter, or a working traveler. Each "Culture Shock!" title is written by someone who's lived and worked in the country, and each is packed with practical, accurate, and enjoyable information to help you find your way and feel at home. Sinclair has spent most of his life as a newspaperman in Asia. for three decades, his byline has been familiar in Hongkong, wwhere he is now a columnist on the South China Morning Post.

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Qiahmagha
What a waste of time! The book did not deliver as promised. Instead it reads like an account of an ethno-centric, priviledged British man talking about how it USED to be and very little about how it is. This book offers little insight and almost NO concrete tips for understanding customs and etiquette. His intended audience is obviously very limited, businessmen to be exact. He does not take into account that women also travel to China (the only time he refers to women traveling/living in China is when he refers to housewives who tag along with their husbands). I found it rather disturbing that he continually refers to prostitution in China, as well as sexual mores, even when it is not relevant. I can understand touching upon these subjects, but they appear over and over, again for no reason other than he finds it necessary to warn businessmen of "exotic" Chinese women and their ways. This book is nothing more than an excuse to reconfirm how "strange and exotic" China is, instead of providing real insight to Chinese culture for travelers and businesspeople alike. Reading this book was a complete waste of time and money!
Berkohi
Wonderful information
Thetalas
This help me build some cultural knowledge before I traveled there.
Mallador
The idea of this book is excellent; however, because it's 5 years old it is not as up-to-date as it could be. China is changing rapidly and some of the customs and other information presented is already out-dated. It should be up-dated more freaquently.
Raniconne
The brief modern history given in the front of the book is a most worthy contribution. The more detailed version in the back goes back to China's very beginning. However, the modern version was what interested me most. I wanted to see how the Chinese economic miracle actually occurred in less than a generation.

The story we get from this guide book for tourist goes somewhat as follows: In 1911, the Manchu dynasty (which had held sway over China since the early 15th Century) was overthrown and the internecine battles of the warlords ran the country into the ground for the next two decades, when in 1928, Generalissimo Chaing Kai-sheik, inspired by Dr. Sun Yet-sen, tried to unify the country.

He failed however, as his corrupt Kuomingtang Party was split into, with half going to him and the other half to the Communist Revolutionary, Mao Zedong. They fought a brutal civil war against each other until the Japanese invaded Manchuria in 1932, and then five years later took over all of China. When the dust settled in the aftermath of WW-II, where the Japanese were defeat and expelled from China, the civil war between Chaing Kai-sheik and Mao Zedong resumed where it had left off, but this time with Mao enjoying the support of the peasants in the countryside. With them he was able to systematically gain the upper hand. In 1949, Mao succeeded in expelling Chaing Kai-sheik off the mainland to a redoubt on the tiny offshore island of Formosa.

Mao and his Communist Party took over and the People's Republic of China was born. And without exception, all of the many Communist economic experiments they tried failed. Some, like the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, did so rather spectacularly. However, Mao's Communists were nothing if not resilient and relentless experimenters, constantly in search of any and all ideas that might turn China into a prosperous modern state. In 1978, this would happen -- as in walks Deng Xiaoping, the Communist Party leader who came up with the brilliant idea of turning the inefficient collective farms into family run capitalist free enterprise units.

Under his idea the farmers would get to keep the profits generated from what they produced rather than have to fork it over to the state. This idea worked to perfection, and the modern Communist run country under a capitalist economy was born. And as the saying goes, the rest is history. Not only did Deng's idea effectively reverse all the previous economic failures of the Communist Party, including the unimaginable destruction and horrors of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, but it also catapulted China to the very top of the global economic food chain - second only to its Cold War nemesis, the USA.

This book is full of other useful and interesting information on China as well, from its geography, its minorities, to customs and beliefs - all presented in an easy to read and accessible format. There may be better tour guides, but none will be as compact or as interesting. Four Stars.
Cherry The Countess
First off, there is a big difference between the Chinese in Hong Kong (were much of this author's experience comes from) and the Chinese from Beijing. It's like the difference between Italy and Sweden. Grouping all Chinese cultures together is just plain ignorant and down right misleading and it hurts your understanding of that region of the world. It also makes the outside traveler appear a little stupid when they arrive in China. This book seems to group all Chinese as one culture.

Culture Shock! China: is just bad book on so many levels that I have a headache reliving them all! I'd find better material to read about China; books that were written within the past 2 years are best! China has changed so much and so fast that it's hard to keep up with all the changes. Even the Chinese themselves are stunned at the rapid pace of change.

(Additional observation) It's very odd how this book received so many of its highest star ratings right after its re-release years ago. This makes me suspect that maybe some employees from the publisher, (and/or friends of the author) might have been used to falsely rate this book with those great reviews and high stars, especially when it was more beneficial to sales back then. (look at the dates of the earlier high reviews with today's low star reviews. ...hmmmm).