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101 stories for foreigners to understand Chinese people

Ellis, Yi S. with Ellis, Bryan d

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ISBN 10: 7538281096 / ISBN 13: 9787538281095
Published by Liaoning Education Press, Shenyang, China, 2007
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no damage to describe. "In 101 Stories for Foreigners to Understand Chinese People, the Authors, Yi and Bryan tell stories about their experiences living in China to introduce elements of Chinese culture, etiquette and interpersonal interaction.When they moved from New York City to Shanghai three years ago, they read several guide books and thought they were prepared. But dozens of small yet significant cultural differences caught them bu surprise!Three years(and numerous faux pas, misunderstandings and misinterpretations)later, they have written this book to help readers benefit from their experiences. Their stories explain both the what and thewhy of Chinese customs, so that readers can better undersand and appreciate the Chinese way of thinking and living. Often, what seems bizarre and strange at first makes perfect sense if you see it from a Chinese perspective. Yi and Bryan have enjoyed learning about Chinese culture and hope that the readers will enjoy this journey of discovery as well." - Dustjacket blurb Size: Trade Paperback. (4), (IV, VI,) 210 pages, in original illustrated softcover binding with attached French flaps . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Zhang Yaoning & Yanfeng, Liu et al. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; China; ISBN: 7538281096. ISBN/EAN: 9787538281095. Inventory No: 0241299. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order. Bookseller Inventory # 0241299

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Title: 101 stories for foreigners to understand ...

Publisher: Liaoning Education Press, Shenyang, China

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Softcover

Illustrator: Zhang Yaoning & Yanfeng, Liu et al

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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This book is a collection of 101 anecdotes and cultural learnings, to explain everyday Chinese customs and etiquette to foreigners. And this book is a decidedly informal and humorous one, not an academic discourse on modern Chinese culture!

About the Author:

Yi S. Ellis was born in Shanghai in 1974, and immigrated to the United States at the age of 13. She was educated at Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University, and holds Masters degrees in both East Asian Languages & Cultures and Political Science. Before moving to China with her husband, Yi worked as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley New York, taught history at The Chapin School in Manhattan, and pursued doctoral studies in Political Science at Columbia. She currently lives in Shanghai, raising her two children and writing as a columnist for China Eastern Airlines magazine, Eastern Channel. Bryan D. Ellis worked for Bertelsmann AG from 1998 to 2007, including three years in China as President of Bertelsmann Direct Group China, General Manager of Liaoning Bertelsmann Book Distribution Co. , Ltd. and General Manager of Bertelsmann Book Club China. Before joining Bertelsmann, Bryan worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in their New York office. He received both his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, and an executive business diploma from Harvard Business School.

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