Getting Along with the Chinese: For Fun and Profit Paperback – 1 June 2003
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- Language : English
- Paperback : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9627160199
- ISBN-13 : 978-9627160199
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Clear and helpful25 August 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
A practical, clear, balanced introduction to understanding the Chinese.
Humorous and informative13 February 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
I can't imagine a better book for the uninitiated. It is written in a humorous fashion while also being very informative.
timelessly wise advice universally applicable17 July 2000 - Published on Amazon.com
It was my first time traveling to Hong Kong and to China. I have no business there and I have no intercourse with the Chinese outside of personal relations. I picked this book up to read on the plane. But, man! This is a very good book! Mr. Schneiter seems to have become something of a Chinese himself during the course of 30 some years in the Far East. Clearly written, with fast wit: Universally applicable advice on how to get along with the Chinese, but not only the Chinese. I would think all people who exchange one thing for another while trying to leverage the situation to one's benefit could all be "Chinese". That is, what the author has to say, would apply just as well in Washington DC, or in Moscow, or in New York. BE SMOOTH and CIVILIZED. By that he means, observe, observe, and observe the flow of things before you take calculated action. AND, always leave room for graceful improvisation. The author warns that it is always practice which will get you the art of looking gracefully impromptu. The author himself gives many examples of how he used his own advice to undo many a tight situation he found himself in. I suppose only those who have to do business with the Chinese will continue to pick this one up in Hong Kong. But this book really deserves to be read by more people. A real pleasure. I couldn't put it down.
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Dennis ("Den") A. Leventhal
Substantive understandings delivered with humor10 June 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Having lived and worked throughout China for over a quarter of a century, I can recommend this lighthearted description of substantive intercultural understanding without any reservations. Fred Schneiter's insights are timeless and provide useful information for anyone getting involved with the Chinese people, including businessmen, tourists, and even our diplomatic personnel. Furthermore, our old "China hands" will find much to chuckle over in this easy read.
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A Superb Resource in an Entertaining Form1 December 2000 - Published on Amazon.com
I came to China with a university group to teach English. I am now starting an MBA program in Global Management. The first course is Cross-Cultural Communications. This book should be the book for that course. It can't be because it is too entertaining and practical, not the dry "analytical" stuff. It is too good! I bought it before coming to China and it got left behind when I came. At first, I thought I had memorized it because time after time I recognized something from the book in what I saw in China. Then I realized that it was the accuracy of the book that made it so memorable. Buy it!
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