China Survival Guide: How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps, 3rd Edition

China Survival Guide: How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps, 3rd Edition

by Larry Herzberg, Qin Herzberg

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“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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611720105
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,154,096
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Larry Herzberg and Qin Herzberg, a married couple, are professors of Chinese language and culture at Calvin College in Michigan. They travel to China every year, both with students and without, and have been featured travel experts on MSNBC and other outlets. Qin and Larry live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and are also coauthors of Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar: A Student’s Guide to Correct Structures and Common Errors (Stone Bridge Press, 2011) and Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings: With Observations on Culture and Language (Stone Bridge Press, 2012).

Larry Herzberg did his PhD work in Chinese and founded the Chinese language programs at Albion College and Calvin College; he is also a professional violinist. In 2011 Larry was awarded the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching, the highest honor that Calvin College bestows on a faculty member.

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 more than ten years.

Table of Contents

Preface 0
Welcome to China! 0
1 A User’s Guide to the Chinese Restroom 00
2 Never Take a Black Cab and Other Taxi Tips 00
3 Subways: Fast Trains, not Fast Food 00
4 How to Stand in Line and Not Have
a Cow 00
5 What to Expect (and Inspect) at Your Hotel 00
6 A Walker’s Guide to China’s Streets 00
7 Shop till You Drop 00
8 Airports for Domestic Flights 00
9 Medical Emergencies 00
10 Encountering the Unusual 00
11 Mass Protests and General Mayhem 000
12 The People 000
13 A Basic Guide to Chinese Etiquette 000
14 Restaurants 000
15 English Made in China 000
16 Learning Chinese 000
17 Going Home 000
So Why Go to China?
000 Best Places to Visit in China 000
Our Favorite Books and Movies about China 000
Topic Index 191

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