This is a selection of resources on Chinese business etiquette available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
The art of doing business across cultures: 10 countries, 50 mistakes, and 5 steps to cultural competence
Presented in the form of short conversations, discover common errors, solutions and the rationale behind doing business across cultures. Chapter 3 focuses on China.
All rights reserved, Boston: Intercultural Press, an imprint of Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2017.
Etiquette guide to China: Know the rules that make the difference
Exchanging name cards, calling clients and attending dinners — these are some of the situations one may face when working in China. Pick up tips and strategies on how to handle such situations effectively, as well as familiarise yourself with terms and expressions used in China today through the comprehensive glossary.
All rights reserved, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing, 2016.
Never try to drink a Chinese woman under the table: Plus other fun and practical tips for doing business in China
Filled with humorous situations that may not be all that impossible, gain a better understanding of the Chinese and other Asians in the business and cultural contexts. This book aims to help foreigners demystify some aspects of business etiquette when dealing with the Chinese.
All rights reserved, South Carolina: Strategic Media Books, 2014.
The Routledge course in business Chinese
Written in both English and Mandarin, this book will help you to learn and practise business Chinese. Through step-by-step exercises, deepen your knowledge of Chinese business vocabulary, contexts and comprehension.
All rights reserved, New York: Routledge, 2013.
Connecting with China: Business success through mutual benefit and respect
Unlock your ability to build working relationships in China. This book provides all the signposts and insights to help those working in the country understand the value and importance of relationships and people as key business elements.
All rights reserved, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
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