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CultureShock! Beijing: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette
The 'CultureShock!' series is a range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, and social and business etiquette as well as providing an insight into the people and their culture.
Paperback, 252 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Cavendish Square Publishing
(first published August 2008)
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I read this book after living in Beijing for 6 months, which proved to be very interesting as I compared my experiences to the authors'. I'm not sure that there is anything that can prepare you to move to Beijing. However, this book could be useful to give you some idea of what to expect. I found the history part fairly interesting although very basic. The book contained a lot of good advice about how to handle finances, housing issues, shopping, etc. Since I am not working in Beijing I found ...more