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Chinese Business Etiquette: A Guide to Protocol, Manners, and Culture in the People's Republic of China (A Revised and Updated Edition of Dealing with the Chinese) (Paperback)

Chinese Business Etiquette: A Guide to Protocol, Manners, and Culture in the People's Republic of China (A Revised and Updated Edition of Dealing with the Chinese) (Paperback)
Author/Publisher: Scott D. Seligman
Format: paperback
Emphasis: Business Chinese
List Price: $14.99

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Books (March 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0446673870
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces.
  • Average Customer Review: based on 14 reviews.

Spotlight Reviews

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Insightful!, March 16, 2001

Reviewer: Rolf Dobelli (Luzern Switzerland)

Scott D. Seligman brings his considerable experience working and living in China to this revised and updated edition of his classic guide. James McGregor, the former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, said the original classic, "should be a mandatory carry-on item for all business travelers to China." More than a how-to, this is an updated, candid, and thorough tour of protocol, manners, and culture. It delves deeply into the reasons for Chinese behaviors, and shows how you can deal effectively with any business or social situation. We at getAbstract recommend this book to anyone visiting or working in China, or dealing with the Chinese professionally or socially in any country.


15 of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Insightful and Practical, November 11, 2004

Reviewer: Laura De Giorgio "www.deeptrancenow.com" (Canada)

This focus of this book is to help westerners who intend to conduct business in China - however you will enjoy reading it whether you're visiting China for business or pleasure and even if you desire simply to get greater insight into Chinese worldview and not only the appropriate way to act in different situations, but also some historical and social background which governs the way Chinese people think and act. Some actions that may have seemed strange or perhaps even offensive, won't seem that way in this new light, when you manage to look at the world a little bit thorugh the eyes of a Chinese person.

Having an insight into another culture helps to broaden one's horizons as well as to prevent misunderstandings and open the way to harmonious relationships - both personal and professional.

The book is filled with numerous stories from the author's past experiences and the experiences of others which help to illustrate the points the author is making. The book is not only very informative, insightful and practical, it is also very entertaining to read.


Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Helpful. For businessman and for tourist., March 21, 2006

Reviewer: Wojciech Dinges (Chorzˇw, Poland)

The book is very helpful. If you read quickly, you may read it even in a plane to China. Easy to read, some funny examples, not boring. The author gives you a good explanation of habits, rules and behaviours of Chinese and focuses on the effective "cross-cultural interface". All supported by great author's experience.
For very lazy or busy readres - there are essential "10 rules" summarising each chapter at it's end.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Good pointers and easy reading., February 25, 2006

Reviewer: Marco Dominguez Bonini (San Sebastian, Guipuzcoa Spain)

It has useful information and is light reading material. I was helpful in putting into context my experiences during my first travel to China. Sure helped me to avoid mistakes and understand what the guy in front of me was thinking (at least I though I did). Useful.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Great an Practical Book!, February 23, 2006

Reviewer: D. Seawright

This book really does a great job describing everything its title implies. It offeres an incredible insight to Chinese culture and sticks to the essentials. I highly recommend it to anyone that does business with (or will do business with) the Chinese.


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Get this one - terrific, November 28, 2005

Reviewer: divad sorcron (Oahu)

The details have been gone over already in other reviews.

This is a top book for China. I take it every time I go... left my first copy on some plane, and bought another.

Highly recommended


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