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Going Dutch in Beijing : the international guide to doing the right thing

Author: Mark McCrum
Publisher: London : Profile, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why shouldn't you offer to pay for your share of the meal in China? Or say 'chin chin' as you raise your glass in Japan? This work aims to help its readers avoid minor international incidents by offering a look at everything from first greetings to last rites, covering key minefields of misunderstanding along the way.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark McCrum
ISBN: 9781861978622 1861978626
OCLC Number: 155688553
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: A Note on Spelling --
1. Ha Na?: Greetings --
2. Sit on This!: Gestures --
3. Mr. Man: Names --
4. Conversation Stoppers: What Not to Say --
5. White Socks and Chrysanthemums: Clothes and Gifts --
6. Oogy Wawal: Toasts and Drinks --
7. Sea Cucumber and Reindeer Tongue: The Meal --
8. Holding Hands in the Temple: Out and About --
9. Jeitinho and Nyekulturny: Customs and Attitudes --
10. TGI Wednesday: The Business Trip --
11. No Kompromiss: The Meeting and Its Aftermath --
12. When with Romeo: Relating to the Opposite Sex --
3. And the Bride Wore: The Big Day and Its Consequences --
14. Sangomas to Samsara: Illness, Death, and Beyond --
15. Good-bye, Meat: Festivals and Holidays --
16. Kill the Saudades: When You Stay Too Long --
17. Do Svidaniyo, Darling: Saying Good-bye.
Responsibility: Mark McCrum ; illustrations by Hannah Shaw.

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Makes travelling a piece of cake. -- Mark Ellingham, Founder * Rough Guides * A funny and fascinating reminder that the British Way is definitely not the Only Way... this is essentially the Rough Read more...

 
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