Author: Larry Herzberg
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Release Date: 2013-11-18
“An ideal, pocket-sized, 264 page compendium packed from cover to cover with practical advice, insightful commentary, and invaluable tips on places to go, things to see, what to do, and what to avoid. . . . China Survival Guide should be considered an essential 'take-along' for anyone visiting China for business or pleasure.” — Midwest Book Review, May 2014 "Like [having] a professional guide walking alongside you answering your many questions. . . . A must for your next China visit!"—Travel Answer Man Online Compact, affordable, reliable, a delight to read—these qualities are what has made China Survival Guide so popular with first-time and seasoned China travelers. This third edition has a brand new section on train travel, plus updates and fresh recommendations. Includes practical strategies for lodging, walking, haggling, medical and bathroom emergencies, etiquette, crowds, and learning the twin arts of patience and persistence. Frequent China visitors Larry Herzberg and Qin Herzberg are professors of Chinese language and culture at Calvin College in Michigan.
China is a whole other planet (and you're the alien). Hit the ground running with this essential know-how and friendly advice based on a decade of personal experience plus the hard-earned wisdom of dozens of veteran expats. Indispensable knowledge from the school of hard knocks, punctuated with real life anecdotes, this essential survival guide gives you the confidence to take China in your stride and prepare for the extraordinary everyday situations that other advice books overlook. The casual writing style and easy reference sections make this China survival guide an indispensable and entertaining addition to your library, and will help you avoid making the same mistakes as the countless thousands who have gone before you. Included is a concise business section that describes Chinese business culture, business meeting survival tactics; plus a brief description of your choices of business entity, and an overview of the hoops you need to jump through to begin exporting your products to the world's most exciting economy.
Author: Stephanie Jones
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics
Managing in China - An Executive Survival Guide is based on dozens of interviews with expats from all over the world who are living and working in China. It is mostly anecdotal in nature, but addresses many of the important issues that face expats in hardship posts. An Executive Survival Guide is divided into 3 main sections: 1. Surviving at work Recruiting & managing staff Managing customers Managing suppliers Managing your Chinese partner Dealing with infrastructure and the political system Managing your boss 2. Surviving at home Finding somewhere to live Getting settled quickly Domestic comfort Health Family concerns Using local services 3. Surviving socially Making friends Exploring your locality Understanding Chinese culture Basically a manual of advice, hints and tips for expatriates, based on other people's practical experience, An Executive Survival Guide will complement the technical information in the Business Guides series. Stephanie Jones is currently the General Manager of World Executive's Digest - Business Services in China. She is a well-known management speaker, and has published a wide variety of articles on management education, training and recruitment, and contributes to many newspapers and magazines in Europe, the USA and Asia. She is also the author of 15 business books. the author lives and works in China, and is a well-known author (The Head Hunting Business, Working for the Japanese, & One-man Band, among others) based on hundreds of interviews with expatriates living in China practical, with plenty of real-life examples
This unique book is a guide for students and graduates of mathematics, statistics, economics, finance, and other number-based disciplines contemplating a career in actuarial science. Given the comprehensive range of the cases that are analyzed in the book, the Actuaries' Survival Guide can serve as a companion to existing study material for all courses designed to prepare students for actuarial examinations. * Based on the curricula and examinations of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) * Presents an overview of career options and details on employment in different industries * Provides a link between theory and practice; helps readers gain the qualitative and quantitative skills and knowledge required to succeed in actuarial exams * Includes insights from over 50 actuaries and actuarial students * Written by Fred Szabo, who has directed the actuarial co-op program at Concordia University for over ten years
"Culture Shock! China is an essential read for anyone intending to live or work in the world's fastest-rising economic powershouse, 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 the country's 5000 years of history and visit its spectacular mountains and rivers which contrast with the towering skylines of metropolitan cities. Be enlightened on Chinese culture and discover how the people balance traditions and customs with modernity. Filled with practical information, Culture Shock! China is a must-have guide that will equip you with the confidence to try out everything in this exciting country"--Back cover.
Author: Joan Xu
Release Date: 2016-06-02
Welcome to Shanghai is a helpful language phrase book for the most common words and phrases needed by newcomers to China. This simple guide will provide you with the basic knowledge to survive your first year in Shanghai
Author: Wayne Allyn Root
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Business & Economics
"DON’T GET MAD ABOUT OBAMAGEDDON...GET EVEN!" Build your wealth.Protect your faith and family.Secure your freedom. Don’t just survive Obama...learn how to outsmart his big-government, socialist system and thrive! Bad times are coming -- how will you protect your family, save enough for retirement, and turn your home into a fortress? In The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, Wayne Allyn Root provides the answer. First, he explains step by step what Obama has planned. Then, Root presents Y-PODS: Your Personal Obama Defense Shields - a detailed 18 point plan to protect your assets, capitalize, and PROSPER as the rest of the country treads water – or drowns! And that’s just the beginning. Wayne Allyn Root is a passionate Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, and small businessman extraordinaire. He knows what it takes to weather any economic storm. You’re going to need Root’s expertise as you and your family tackle the biggest challenge facing Americans today: Barack Obama’s second term in the White House. Root takes you on a tour of the practical, real-life ways you can fight back and WIN, not just at the ballot box, but in your bank account, retirement account, safety deposit box, on your tax forms, at your church, in your home, your schools, and at your doctor’s office. The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide also features exclusive advice from 18 superstars of business and finance - millionaires, billionaires, and managers of billion dollar hedge funds, who provide their specific plans for investing in precious metals, real estate, stocks, bonds, ETFs and more. What one investment decision made in 1913 turned $1,000,000 into $87,000,000? What investment decision outperformed Warren Buffet by 300% since 2000? What investment have central bankers around the world bought more of in the past year, than in all the years since 1964 COMBINED? Root provides the answers – along with detailed advice on the smart investments now, the best places to move to escape Obama’s poisonous taxes, the best way to educate your children, survival advice on how to turn your home into a fortress, how to survive if the economy collapses and unrest threatens your family. If you are worried about what Obama has in store (and you should be) then arm yourself with Root’s step-by-step instructions to protect yourself and your family RIGHT NOW from the Obama invasion of every aspect of your life.
The Sybase IQ Survival Guide is a clear and concise roadmap through the wealth of information out there, presented in logical steps and enhanced with the authors considerable hands on experience. All you need to get going with this book is a basic knowledge of SQL and databases. This guide has hundreds of tested methods for executing day to day tasks as well as hints, tips and guidance derived from the authors 10 years experience with the product. The following chapters are included: - - Introduction to IQ - Creating, Running and Stopping a Database/Server - Security - SQL - Loading, Extracting and Moving Data - Tables, Data Types and Views - Indexes - Stored Procedures, Functions and Triggers - Transaction Management - Backups, Restores & DR - Multiplex - Java in the IQ - Remote Objects & Application/Language Connectivity - Tips and Tricks - System Tables and Views - System Procedures - Options - Migration from Other Databases
"China is changing faster than any other nation on earth today. Written by a Chinese language teacher and a travel professional who works with students in China all the time, Studying in China is an invaluable resource…" —Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) Newsletter A visit to China can change your life. Would you like to study in China, but are not sure what you will find there? A trip to China to live, work or study promises an amazing, life-changing experience in the most historically and culturally fascinating nation on earth. Find all the information you need for your educational experience abroad in Studying in China. China is changing faster than any other nation on earth today. Written by a travel professional who works with students in China all the time, Studying in China is an invaluable resource that tells you: What to pack that you won't find over there How to arrive at your destination and settle in safely How to make your Chinese instructors happy How your day-to-day experiences will unfold once you are there How to get the most from a limited stay Author Patrick McAloon is a co-founder of SinoConnect, a firm that connects students of all ages with educational opportunities in China and the United States. He has been helping students prepare to study in China for 15 years. Having conducted hundreds of study abroad seminars, McAloon is uniquely qualified to supply students going to China with the latest up-to-date information on how to study abroad. Readying yourself for this experience can be daunting, and Studying in China makes it easy from start to finish. Prepare to make new friends in your classes and while traveling around China, but first learn how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Being an international student in China can be a life-changing experience. Don't take our word for it. Read this book and go study in China!
'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times This eBook offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's latest China guide book and includes: 'Yunnan' chapter 'Understanding China & Survival Guide' chapter 'Need to know' Chapter Yunnan map Yunnan provides an extraordinary glimpse into China's mix of ethnic minority groups and offers a varied landscape waiting to be explored - thick jungle sliced by the Mekong River, soul-recharging glimpses over rice terraces, and snow-capped mountains towards Tibet. This guide is the result of months of research by dedicated authors and local experts who immersed themselves in Yunnan, finding unique experiences, and sharing practical and honest advice, so you come away informed and amazed. This guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural information, maps, transport tips and a few best kept secrets - all the essentials to get to the heart of Yunnan. Lonely Planet's China guide is researched and written by Damian Harper, Min Dai, Michael Kohn, Robert Kelly, Daniel McCrohan, Shawn Low, Bradley Mayhew, Piera Chen, Chung Wah Chow, Christopher Pitts, David Eimer Check out Lonely Planet's other eBook guides including China, and Mandarin Audio Phrase Book.
Author: Qin Xue Herzberg
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Release Date: 2012-11-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Here is a concise guide to supplement any course of study and help with homework, travel, and test preparation. Topics include word order, time, nouns, verbs, adjectives, word choices with verbs and adverbs, and letter writing. The simple format has one goal: quick mastery and growing confidence. Qin Xue Herzberg, a graduate of Beijing Normal University, has taught Chinese for decades and has been an upper-level Chinese professor at Calvin College for ten years. Larry Herzberg did his PhD work in Chinese and founded the Chinese language programs at Albion College and Calvin College. Qin and Larry live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and are co-authors of the popular China Survival Guide as well as Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings.
Author: Nancy McCabe
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Even before Nancy McCabe and her daughter, Sophie, left for China, it was clear that, as the mother of an adopted child from China, McCabe would be seeing the country as a tourist while her daughter, who was seeing the place for the first time in her memory, was “going home.” Part travelogue, part memoir, Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge immerses readers in an absorbing and intimate exploration of place and its influence on the meaning of family. A sequel to Meeting Sophie, which tells McCabe’s story of adopting Sophie as a single woman, Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge picks up a decade later with a much different Sophie—a ten-year-old with braces who wears black nail polish, sneaks eyeliner, wears clothing decorated with skulls, and has mixed feelings about being one of the few non-white children in the little Pennsylvania town where they live. Since she was young, Sophie had felt a closeness to the country of her birth and held it in an idealized light. At ten, she began referring to herself as Asian instead of Asian-American. It was McCabe’s hope that visiting China would “help her become comfortable with both sides of the hyphen, figure out how to be both Chinese and American, together.” As an adoptive parent of a foreign-born child, McCabe knows that homeland visits are an important rite of passage to help children make sense of the multiple strands of their heritage, create their own hybrid traditions, and find their particular place in the world. Yet McCabe, still reeling from her mother’s recent death, wonders how she can give any part of Sophie back to her homeland. She hopes that Sophie will find affirmation and connection in China, even as she sees firsthand some of the realities of China—overpopulation, pollution, and an oppressive government—but also worries about what that will mean for their relationship. Throughout their journey on a tour for adopted children, mother and daughter experience China very differently. New tensions and challenges emerge, illuminating how closely intertwined place is with sense of self. As the pair learn to understand each other, they lay the groundwork for visiting Sophie’s orphanage and birth village, life-changing experiences for them both.