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First Visit to China: The Story of A German Exchange Student in China

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Author: Tao Cuiping;
Language: English
Page: 237
Publication Date: 03/2019
ISBN: 9787508540979
Table of Contents
Author's Message
1. A friend from afar
2. Are stores open as usual on Sundays and holidays?
3. What does the date marked on product packaging indicate?
4. What is your name?
5. What is the class-break setting-up exercise?
6. Who was China's first emperor?
7. Why do college students need military training?
8. How to cross the street?
9. Why do some people speak so loud in public places?
10. What are the units of renminbi?
11. How many dialects are there in China?
12. Can chopsticks replace knives and forks?
13. What's the staple food of the Chinese?
14. Are any provincial names associated with the mountains and rivers?
15. How many days belong to statutory holidays and festivals of China each year?
16. What are the 24 solar terms?
17. What is the Chinese zodiac?
18. How to buy train tickets?
19. Do passengers need to undergo a security check at the railway station?
20. Does the bridegroom need to give red envelopes when fetching the bride?
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Preface
Along with world development and deepening globalization, exchanges between nations have become increasingly close and frequent; however, differences between East and West have become more prominent. Having lived in Germany for more than 20 years, I deeply realize the differences in culture and living habits have led to conflicts, misunderstandings and prejudices, and even incompatibility, thus affecting work and life.

As a Chinese saying goes, "people living in places 10 (5 km) apart speak with djfferent accents, and the customs vary in places 100(50 km) away." Therefore, people of different nationalities, different languages and different cultures must inevitably face differences in their exchange. I have written of my personal experiences, from what I saw and heard, and the differences between East and West in two books - First Visit to Germany and First Visit to China. First Visit to Germany (Chinese edition) has been published, focusing on the differences between East and West, especially in the trifles of daily life and work. We should strive to understand and tolerate other customs and habits different from our own.

Different from that book, First Visit to China emphasizes the particularities of China and the Chinese nation through the experiences and feelings of Hans as a German exchange student to Shanghai. It contains more than 70 questions raised by Hans according to what he experienced, saw and heard in China, such as: How many Chinese characters are there? What's the staple food of the Chinese? Why are red dates and peanuts placed on the wedding bed? Are there still yin and yang in the world? What are the Three Character Primer, The Book of Family Names, and the Thousand Character Classic? What is the magic weapon of Chinese households? This book aims to help readers understand China's culture, landscapes, life, customs and other characteristics from different aspects.

Western readers of First Visit to China will hopefully gain a preliminary understanding of China's long history, fantastic characters, rich customs, passions, as well as particularities in eating, drinking, living, travelling, education of children, language, customs, marriage, childbirth, pension, health insurance, Chinese characters, the lunar calendar, couplets, etc. I sincerel}, hope more readers can begin to understand China, so as to facilitate exchanges between different nationalities, thereby helping to avoid misunderstandings due to differences in life, work and culture, eliminating prejudices, and seeking common points while reserving differences, and establishing a bridge of friendship between East and West.

I hereby express my heart-felt thanks to the support and help of my editors of the publishing house.

Due to my limitations, there may be errors or omissions in this book. Dear readers, your advice will be highly appreciated.
First Visit to China: The Story of A German Exchange Student in China
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