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Author Hu, Wenzhong, 1935-

Title Encountering the Chinese : a modern country, an ancient culture / Hu Wenzhong, Cornelius l. Grove, and Zhuang Enping
Edition 3rd ed
Published Boston : Intercultural Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xxx, 191 pages)
Contents Cover Page; Copyright Page; Title Page; TABLE OF CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; FOREWORD; PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION; INTRODUCTION: A BRIEF BACKGROUND TO THE CHINESE WAY OF LIFE; PART I Advice for Westerners Interacting with the Chinese; ONE Chinese Titles and Forms of Address; TWO Greetings, Conversations, and Farewells; THREE Chinese-Style Dining; FOUR Appointments, Visiting, and Time Use; FIVE Chinese Modesty and Humility; SIX Making Friends with the Chinese; SEVEN Education and Training among the Chinese; EIGHT Negotiating and Institutional Decision Making
NINE The Concept of "Face" in Chinese-Western InteractionPART II Advice for Westerners Living and Working in the PRC; Living As a Foreign Guest in the People's Republic; Obtaining Personal Assistance; Changing Attitudes to Dress and Self-Decoration; Coping with Time-Use Differences; A Few Suggestions about Queuing; Accepting, Refusing, and Giving Invitations; Lending and Borrowing; Gift Giving among the Chinese; Being Entertained at a Meal; Hosting a Banquet or Other Meal; Problems of Foreign Teachers at Chinese Universities; Interacting with Administrators and Other Faculty
A Note about Audience Behavior Outside of ClassroomInteracting with Domestic Employees; Social Aspects of Traveling; Making Use of the Internet; Preparing for Your Final Return to the West; Keeping in Touch after Your Return; The Intercultural Context of Encountering the Chinese; What Are Intercultural Services?; For Additional Reading; Notes; APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY OF CHINESE TERMS; APPENDIX B: CHINESE TITLES AND FORMS OF ADDRESS; RECOMMENDED READINGS; INDEX
Summary China is in the midst of unprecedented economic and cultural growth. In the last decade alone, China joined the World Trade Organization, hosted the 2008 Olympics and experienced a remarkable, record-high increase in its foreign currency reserves. As these changes unfold, frequency of contact between the Chinese and Westerners is dramatically increasing in the office, the classroom and the home. With thought-provoking glimpses into history and tradition, Encountering the Chinese provides fundamental information on Chinese cultural norms and values, giving clear context for contemporary social s
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject National characteristics, Chinese.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Manners and customs.
National characteristics, Chinese.
SUBJECT China -- Social life and customs -- 1976-
Subject China.
Form Electronic book
Author Grove, Cornelius Lee.
Zhuang, Enping.
ISBN 9780984247196