The Chinese Have a Word for It: The Complete Guide to Chinese Thought and Culture

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 1, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 506 pages
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This is an ideal introduction to the Chinese language and culture for business people, students, and travelers. It sheds light on the character and personality of the Chinese by examining the meaning, historical significance, and use of more than 300 Chinese expressions. This practical guide will help readers anticipate Chinese behavior and avoid cultural faux pas.

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Review: The Chinese Have a Word for It: The Complete Guide to Chinese Thought and Culture

User Review  - Joshua Scarabin - Goodreads

Fascinating! It's a book that can be read in one go or used as a reference. It has practical cultural tips about Chinese culture and language as well as some nuggets of universal wisdom. Some of it is also hilarious! Definitley read before or during a planned visit to China. Read full review

Review: The Chinese Have a Word for It: The Complete Guide to Chinese Thought and Culture

User Review  - Janice - Goodreads

Very useful and entertaining. Read full review

Contents

Ai I Loving Chinese Style
1
An I Heaven on Earth
2
Bao I Bartering Social Credits
4
Copyright

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Common terms and phrases

About the author (2000)

Boyé Lafayette De Mente is a renowned sinologist and has written many books on language and culture.

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