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CultureShock! Myanmar : a survival guide to customs and etiquette

Author: Saw Myat Yin
Publisher: Tarrytown, NY : Marshall Cavendish, 2011.
Series: Culture shock!
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saw Myat Yin
ISBN: 9780761458722 0761458727
OCLC Number: 681492787
Description: 233 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. First impressions --
Myamar's charm --
Chapter 2. Geography, history and politics --
Geography --
History milestones --
Key dates --
Economy --
Chapter 3. Myanmar --
People --
Literacy --
Myanmar perceptions --
Two streams --
Superstitions --
Bamahsan Chin (behaving in a'Myanmar' way --
Relationships --
Emotional perceptions --
Environmental perceptions --
The Myanmar personality --
Urban versus rural --
Women in Myanmar --
Attitudes to Foreigners --
Perceptions towards foreigners --
Names --
Humour --
Dress --
Chapter 4. Socialising in Myanmar --
Getting to know the Myanmar people --
Greetings --
A lifetime of ceremony --
Childhood --
Births --
Engagements --
Weedings --
Sickness --
Death --
Casual visits --
The overnight guest --
Behaviour at religious sites --
Experienceing astrological predictions --
Chapter 5. Setting in --
House for rent --
Domestics --
Shopping --
Measures --
Bargaining --
Health and emergencies --
Educational facilities --
Recreation --
Transportation --
Lugyone 'Courier' activity --
Chapter 6. Food and entertaining --
Feasts (Soon-Kyway) --
Introductions --
Dress --
Gifts --
Advice on gift-giving --
Seating at meals --
Food --
Entertaining your Myanmar friends --
Chapter 7. Culture and travel --
Leisure --
Travelling inside Myanmar --
Why do the Myanmar people travel? --
Places to see --
Things to buy --
Gifts for your hosts --
Where to stay --
Pre-travel preparations --
Festivals --
Calendar of festivals and holidays --
Chapter 8. Communicating in Myanmar --
Language --
Body language --
Chapter 9. Doing business --
A brief economic history --
Legal aspects of business --
Banking and finance --
Myanmar workers and the work ethic --
New enterpreneurs --
Business meeting --
Dressing etiquette --
Entertaining and gifts --
Chapter 10. Famous people --
Icons --
Culture quiz --
Do's and don'ts --
Glossary.
Series Title: Culture shock!
Other Titles: Myanmar :
Culture Shock!
Responsibility: Saw Myat Yin.

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