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The Resource China, Kathy Flower

China, Kathy Flower

Label
China
Title
China
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Flower
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Culture Smart! China puts the latest dramatic changes into a historical context, explains deep-seated cultural attitudes, and guides the visitor through a maze of unfamiliar social situations. It will enable you to discover for yourself the warmth, intelligence, humor, and humanity of this extraordinary people. For thousands of years, the Chinese believed that they had created a perfect social system. Dynasties came and went, but the essence of being Chinese remained more or less unchanged until the twentieth century. Following invasion by the Japanese, civil war, and revolution, in 1949 Mao Zedong and the Communists took power. China was largely closed off from the rest of the world, undergoing almost constant revolution at an often terrible price. After Mao's death in 1976 the country opened its doors to the West and introduced a nascent market economy, called "socialism with Chinese characteristics." China became the "workshop of the world." Low wages and a low yuan boosted exports and created jobs for millions. The spectacular Beijing Olympics of 2008 heralded China's arrival as an economic superpower. When the world plunged into economic crisis, in China, too, factories closed, but most unemployed workers simply made their way back to the countryside. The patience, diligence, enterprise, and natural optimism that are part of the Chinese character helped tide it over the setback. Since then social and economic development have been astonishing. Under Communist Party direction, the economy moved from export-led growth to home consumption. New mega-cities sprang up, peopled by a generation of city dwellers, light years away from their parents' rural world. Opinion is divided about the present economic slowdown. Either way, this is a country no one can ignore. The Chinese have always taken a long-term view of events. They are proud of their ancient civilization and their modern achievements. Among the young, educated, urban elite there is an eagerness to discuss issues that were formerly "off limits." --Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
YVR
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Flower, Kathy
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 951
  • 915.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS721
LC item number
.F583 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture smart!
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • Etiquette
  • China
  • Etiquette
  • Manners and customs
  • Travel
  • China
Label
China, Kathy Flower
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The essential guide to customs & culture"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-165) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982078422
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
Revised and updated edition.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781857338546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1729360
  • (OCoLC)982078422
Label
China, Kathy Flower
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The essential guide to customs & culture"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-165) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982078422
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
Revised and updated edition.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781857338546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1729360
  • (OCoLC)982078422

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