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The Resource YOU DON'T KNOW CHINA : twenty-two enduring myths debunked

YOU DON'T KNOW CHINA : twenty-two enduring myths debunked

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YOU DON'T KNOW CHINA : twenty-two enduring myths debunked
Title
YOU DON'T KNOW CHINA
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twenty-two enduring myths debunked
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eng
Summary
You Don't Know China takes a wrecking ball to misconceptions old and new. Each of the twenty-two chapters debunks a particular myth on topics ranging from history and economics to language and food. Learn the truth about feng shui and Chinese medicine. Find out whether Marco Polo really went to China. Does the Great Wall actually deserve its name? Is studying Mandarin worth the effort? Should smartphone owners lose sleep over suicides at Chinese factories? Informative, entertaining, and sometimes controversial, You Don't Know China is a welcome antidote to the schizophrenic hyperbole surrounding China's supposed rise to global supremacy or, conversely, its imminent collapse. John Ross, author of Formosan Odyssey, gives the general reader access to information from specialist sources and insider knowledge from long experience on the ground. The format of self-contained chapters allows for both breadth and depth, helping to make sense of a complex subject. An important theme running through the book is the myth of Chinese exceptionalism - the idea that China is uniquely unique. This belief, held by both Chinese and non-Chinese, is dangerous, especially when coupled with China's historical grievances (which are based on myths that Ross also debunks). You Don't Know China is an amusing, eye-opening, and ultimately uplifting shortcut to understanding this complicated country. Recommended reading for anyone with an interest in China, it's especially invaluable for businessmen not wanting to lose their shirts, or journalists looking to avoid embarrassing themselves
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ROSS, JOHN GRANT
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • China
  • China
  • China
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adult
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YOU DON'T KNOW CHINA : twenty-two enduring myths debunked
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  • txt
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MWT14694774
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1 online resource.
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781910736180
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT14694774
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remote
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14694774
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
YOU DON'T KNOW CHINA : twenty-two enduring myths debunked
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14694774
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781910736180
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14694774
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14694774
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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