101 Stories for Foreigners to Understand Chinese People


2020-01-02 05:38

Yi S. Ellis and Bryan D. Ellis


Title: 101 Stories for Foreigners to Understand Chinese People

Author: Yi S. Ellis and Bryan D. Ellis

ISBN: 9787508524146

Press: China Intercontinental Press


In 101 Stories for foreigners to Understand Chinese People. Yi and Bryan Ellis tell stories about their experiences living in China to introduce elements of Chinese culture,etiquette and interpersonal interaction.

When they moved from New York City to Shanghai they read several guide books and thought they were prepared.But dozens of small yet significant cultural differences caught them by surprise!

Three years later,they have written this book to help readers benefit from their experiences.Their stories explain both the “what’s” and the “why’s” of Chinese customs,So that readers can better understand and appreciate the Chinese way of thinking and living.Often,what seems bizarre and strange at first makes perfect sense if you see it from a Chinese perspective.Yi and Bryan have enjoyed learning about Chinese culture and hope that the readers will enjoy this journey of discovery as well.


Author‘s Foreword

Ⅰ.First Encounters :greetings in china

Ⅱ.Chinese modesty

Ⅲ.Restaurant etiquette

Ⅳ.Everyday etiquette and customs


Ⅵ.Food and drink

Ⅶ.Shopping and gift-giving

Ⅷ.Understanding the Chinese family

Ⅸ.What they say vs.what they mean

Ⅹ.Doing business in china

Ⅺ.Raising children in china

Ⅻ.Heath and medicine




2020-01-02 01:36
China Geography