Do's and Taboos Around the World
Roger E. Axtell
Wiley, Feb 21, 1990 - Business & Economics - 200 pages
When does a nod mean ``no''? In what countries is a handshake an insult? Where is the gift of a clock or watch considered the ``kiss of death''? In a lively blend of tips, facts, and cautionary tales, this fascinating guide tells travellers how to dress, exchange gifts, deal with unusual food, pronounce names, and interpret body language in 96 countries. Revised and updated, the Second Edition of this informative and fun-to-read guide remains the standard reference to good etiquette around the world.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Chapter Two Hand Gestures
Special Section A Quick Guide to
Chapter Three Gift Giving
3 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Africa alcohol American businesspersons appointments are necessary Appointments/Punctuality Prior appointments Appointments/Punctuality Punctuality appreciated appropriate Arab avoid in conversation Brazil business cards businessmen businesspeople called cheek cheek kissing China Chinese chocolates close friends Colombia common considered conversation include Conversation Topics countries culture custom customary dinner dress drink embarrassment English entertaining especially Europe exchange expect fingers foreign Fortune 500 French gesture gift giving give gifts glasnost greeting guests Herschel Walker Hospitality/Gift Giving host host's hostess important international business gift invited Japan Japanese Japanese Language kiss language Latin America lunch Machismo meal means meeting Muslim Names/Greetings Handshaking never overseas Parker Pen Company pens percent politics Protocol recipient religion restaurants Saudi Arabia shake hands small gift social someone Taiwan take flowers talk thank-you toast Topics to avoid usually visiting visitors Western women words wrapped