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China 88: The Real China and How to Deal with It

Book Description

China 88 serves as a quick, handy guide for newcomers to China -- with a particular focus on travel and business culture. It helps to unravel the complexity of China by providing a historical context to the many nuances and paradoxes of this fascinating place. Tips, explanations, and clear examples help to demystify China for any reader looking for a practical working understanding in the face of social conventions that can be thousands of years old.

Coverage includes:

  • Relationships and values

  • Social and business conventions

  • Modern society and culture

  • Economic issues

  • Internet and media

  • Companies in China

  • Future business and investment opportunities

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Dedication
    5. About the Authors
    6. Contents
    7. Preface
    8. Chapter 1. Understanding the Chinese
      1. 1.1 Confucian Values
      2. 1.2 Contemporary Confucian Values
      3. 1.3 Man and Wife
      4. 1.4 Divorce
      5. 1.5 Children and Parents
      6. 1.6 Boss and Subordinates
      7. 1.7 Teacher and Student
      8. 1.8 Friends
      9. 1.9 Individualism versus Teamwork
      10. 1.10 What Is Success?
      11. 1.11 The Challenge of Confucian Values
    9. Chapter 2. The Chinese Way
      1. 2.1 Gift Giving
      2. 2.2 To Queue or Not to Queue
      3. 2.3 Accounting the Chinese Way
      4. 2.4 At the Dinner Table
      5. 2.5 Drinking for Success (or to Excess)
      6. 2.6 Tricky Certificates
      7. 2.7 Academic Cheating – A PWU PhD Degree
      8. 2.8 Playing the Foreigner Card
      9. 2.9 Banking
      10. 2.10 Government Policy
      11. 2.11 Giving Face
    10. Chapter 3. Social Change
      1. 3.1 One Child Policy
      2. 3.2 Post-80s
      3. 3.3 Dwelling Narrowness
      4. 3.4 Let the Bullets Fly – China’s Movie Industry
      5. 3.5 Fu Er Dai – Rich Second Generation
      6. 3.6 Charity – A Game for China’s Rich
      7. 3.7 A Modern Chinese Woman
      8. 3.8 Where Is the Trust?
      9. 3.9 The Olympics and Shanghai Expo
      10. 3.10 Urbanization
      11. 3.11 Post-60s
    11. Chapter 4. China’s Growing Pains
      1. 4.1 GDPism and the Dark Side of Growth
      2. 4.2 Reliance on Investment
      3. 4.3 Low Consumption
      4. 4.4 Valuation of the Yuan
      5. 4.5 Trade Stats and the Yuan
      6. 4.6 State-Owned Enterprises versus the Private Sector
      7. 4.7 Property Prices: Up till a Halt
      8. 4.8 Foreign Reserves
      9. 4.9 China’s Commodity Appetite
      10. 4.10 China Bulls and Bears
      11. 4.11 China’s Economy: Doom or Boom?
    12. Chapter 5. The Internet and Media in China
      1. 5.1 Wei Bo (China’s Twitter)
      2. 5.2 Tao Bao (eBay++)
      3. 5.3 360 Buy
      4. 5.4 Han Han – A Fighter in the Internet
      5. 5.5 Li Cheng Peng – I Want to Be a Deputy to the NPC
      6. 5.6 The Water Army
      7. 5.7 Neologisms
      8. 5.8 Internet Companies: Micro-innovators
      9. 5.9 Shan Zhai
      10. 5.10 The Fame Game
      11. 5.11 It’s a China Idol!
    13. Chapter 6. Eleven Remarkable Foreigners in China
      1. 6.1 Rupert Hoogewerf (UK)
      2. 6.2 Kato Yoshikazu (Japan)
      3. 6.3 David Deem (America)
      4. 6.4 William Brown (America)
      5. 6.5 Jeffrey Lehman (America)
      6. 6.6 Terry Tai-Ming Gou (Taiwan)
      7. 6.7 Robert Lawrence Kuhn (America)
      8. 6.8 Laurence Brahm (America)
      9. 6.9 Jeremy Goldkorn (South Africa)
      10. 6.10 Doris Rathgeber (Germany)
      11. 6.11 Jan Stael von Holstein (Sweden)
    14. Chapter 7. Companies in China
      1. 7.1 Listed Companies
      2. 7.2 Types of Shares
      3. 7.3 Closed Capital Account
      4. 7.4 Ownership Identities
      5. 7.5 Ownership Transition
      6. 7.6 Attracting Foreign Companies
      7. 7.7 Accounting Frauds
      8. 7.8 Competitiveness of Chinese Companies
      9. 7.9 Growth with Foreign Capital
      10. 7.10 Growth with Shadow Capital
      11. 7.11 Family Business and Corporate Governance in China
    15. Chapter 8. The Most Promising Sectors
      1. 8.1 Birth
      2. 8.2 Child Care
      3. 8.3 Pharmaceuticals
      4. 8.4 Functional Foods
      5. 8.5 Nursing Homes
      6. 8.6 Death
      7. 8.7 Renewable Energy
      8. 8.8 Clean Technology
      9. 8.9 Wine for China’s Snobs
      10. 8.10 Private Yachts and Jets
      11. 8.11 Business Education
    16. Endnotes
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8