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Matthew B. Christensen SKU: 9780804844697

A Geek in China: Discovering the Land of AliBaba, Bullet Trains and Dimsum

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Every year, millions of foreign tourists flock to China - only to find themselves overwhelmed by the complexities of navigating the world's largest and fastest culture. A professor, blogger, and avid China explorer, Matthew B. Christensen created this invaluable guide to help visitors and armchair travellers see past the exotic - and often erroneous - traditional stereotypes to better understand the real China of today. Packed with photographs and short articles on all aspects of Chinese culture, past and present, A Geek in China enables readers to converse with native Chinese on a wide variety of everyday topics. This truly comprehensive guide ranges over essential aspects of Chinese culture, life in modern China, and insights into Chinese thinking. The Society of American Travel Writers Foundation (SATW) announced the winners of the 2017 Lowell Thomas Journalism Competition and A GEEK IN CHINA was awarded GOLD in the Guidebook category! The awards are named for Lowell Thomas, acclaimed broadcast journalist, prolific author, and world explorer during five decades in journalism. "Packed with photographs and short articles on all aspects of Chinese culture, past and present, A Geek in China is a smart, concise, and accurate guide to the world's most populous and longest continuous culture." - Xu Qin, Shanghai Daily See the review here.

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