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Going Dutch in Beijing: How to Behave Properly When Far Away from Home
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Language: English More Info: Hardcover, 208 pages
Date of Publication: April 1st 2008 by Henry Holt and Co. (first published 2007) Author/Writer:
Book Tags: Travel, Non Fiction Original Book Title: Going Dutch in Beijing: How to Behave Properly When Far Away from Home

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What to do and what not to do when traveling almost anywhere--an entertainment for both the armchair or the intrepid adventurer.
Why shouldn't you offer to pay for your share of the meal in China? Or use the thumbs-up sign to mean "that's excellent" in Iran?
Because, of course, despite the ease with which we can now communicate with and visit one another, they still do thi What to do and what not to do when traveling almost anywhere--an entertainment for both the armchair or the intrepid adventurer.
Why shouldn't you offer to pay for your share of the meal in China? Or use the thumbs-up sign to mean "that's excellent" in Iran?
Because, of course, despite the ease with which we can now communicate with and visit one another, they still do things differently over there. In China your host will "lose face" if you don't let him pick up the tab. In Iran a raised thumb means, literally, "Sit on this!"
Going Dutch in Beijing offers a lighthearted and informative guide to everything from first meeting to last rites. Subjects covered include the opening contact between strangers, greetings, gestures, handshakes, and getting names right, as well as more complex traditions and how to behave if you decide to stick around for good.
Whether you are heading abroad or staying at home, Going Dutch in Beijing is a delightful and indispensable handbook designed to ensure that your sense of the world is informed and your travel is a pleasure.

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