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By Matthew B. Christensen

ISBN-10: 0804844690

ISBN-13: 9780804844697

For each fan of kung fu, steamed dumplings, Confucius and colossal skyscrapers, A Geek in China is a hip, clever and concise advisor to the center Kingdom.

Packed with photos and brief articles on all elements of chinese language tradition, prior and current, A Geek in China introduces readers to every thing from Taoism and Confucianism to pop song and China's new center type. a mixture of conventional tradition, equivalent to highlights of chinese language background, nice old and mythological figures, conventional medication, how the chinese works, actual chinese language nutrition, martial arts, and the way the chinese language Communist get together works, is complimented with info on what makes China exact this present day.

Chapters talk about why China is so crowded, what it truly is wish to paintings in an workplace, web and cellular phone tradition, courting and marriage practices, best well known video clips and film stars, the modern paintings scene, China's impressive new structure and infrastructure, and renowned vacation trips. It additionally includes chapters on what makes the chinese language tick, corresponding to the significance of concord in society, the perform of humility, and the significance of hierarchy. For viewers to the rustic, the writer contains sections on what to determine, either universal cultural websites and off-the-beaten-track websites, and the way to get round in China. Sections on vacationing Hong Kong and Taiwan also are incorporated.

This China commute consultant is a different consultant to the world's such a lot populous and longest non-stop tradition. Readers will examine crucial information regarding China's prior and current so that it will comprehend the various references to historical past, politics, and dad tradition that arise in daily dialog and within the media.

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