Unstoppable growth, capitalist communism, human rights, megacities: these are the most debated issues when it comes to China. All right, but the Asian giant is not only this. Those who arrived in the former Celestial Empire must prepare to be asked «Are you going to poop or pee?» when they set foot in the public toilets, and not get upset if a director of the company sets about cutting his nails during a high-level meeting. Whether you are in China for business or pleasure, it can be useful to know why in the elevators the fourth floor is missing, why the person who invites you to the restaurant does not eat and why you should never give white flowers. Nazarena Fazzari, who has lived and worked in China for a long time, will talk about how to better understand the country of the dragon, and provide some tips to establish good relations with the Chinese, be it friendship or business negotiations. Starting from her own experience, she explains the much misunderstood China in its superstitions, daily life, in the complicated rules of etiquette at the table, in the Confucian heritage that regulate behavior in public, but also in the ways in which an ancient culture is expressed through the language and its characters. Through sharp eyes she often focuses on cultural exchange and communication difficulties, opening inroads on what at first glance may seem an indecipherable world.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Three men make a tiger. Journey into Chinese culture and language|
|Number of pages||142|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Chinese Language, Chinese Culture
- lingua cinese, cultura cinese