CultureShock! China is an essential read for anyone intending to live or work in the world's fastest-rising economic powerhouse, the People's Republic of China. This book guides you through settling in and socialising, from choosing your accommodation and employing an ayi, to finding good restaurants and enjoying China's varied and exquisite cuisine. Get first-hand knowledge about working in China and about the Chinese language. Learn about this beautiful country's 5,000 years of rich history and visit the spectacular splendour of its mountains and rivers which contrasts with the towering skylines of metropolitan cities like Beijing and Shanghai. Be enlightened on Chinese culture and discover how the people balance traditions and customs with modernity. Filled with practical information, CultureShock! China is a must-have guide that will equip you with the confidence to try out everything in this exciting country.