From the author of the acclaimed Mr. China comes another rollicking adventure story - part memoir, part history, part business imbroglio - that offers valuable lessons to help Westerners win in China. In the 21st century, the world has tilted eastwards in its orbit; China grows confident while the West seems mired in doubt. Having lived and worked in China for more than two decades, Tim Clissold explains the secrets that Westerners can use to navigate through its cultural and political maze. Picking up where he left off in the international best-seller Mr. China, Chinese Rules chronicles his most recent exploits, with assorted Chinese bureaucrats, factory owners, and local characters building a climate change business in China. Of course, all does not go as planned as he finds himself caught between the world´s largest carbon emitter and the world´s richest man. Clissold offers entertaining and enlightening anecdotes of the absurdities, gaffes, and mysteries he encountered along the way. Sprinkled amid surreal scenes of cultural confusion and near misses are smart myth-busting insights and practical lessons Westerns can use to succeed in China. Exploring key episodes in that nation´s long political, military, and cultural history, Clissold outlines five Chinese Rules, which anyone can deploy in on-the-ground situations with modern Chinese counterparts. These Chinese rules will enable foreigners not only to cooperate with China but also to compete with it on its own terms. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Critchlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004195/bk_harp_004195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reviving Legitimacy:Lessons for and from China Deng Zhenglai
Learn another language the way you learnt your own.You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Mandarin Chinese in the same way.You´ll stick with it because you´ll love it. Use the unique method perfected over 50 years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your Mandarin Chinese in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking: without the pressure of writing or memorising. You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably.This is the first two hours of the eight-hour Mandarin Chinese Foundation Course. Join teacher Harold Goodman, native speaker Jingtao Deng and two students in a live lesson and within the first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course.Join the millions of people worldwide who have learnt a new language with the Michel Thomas Method. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harold Goodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mich/000034/bk_mich_000034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.