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Description - Turning Bricks Into Jade by David Williams

"Turning Bricks into Jade" is an idiomatic translation of the Chinese proverb "throw bricks, attract jade". The authors like to think of each critical incident as a brick, which, when combined with other similar bricks - good sense and effort - can be used to build relationships more valuable than jade. The critical incidents are stories about cross-cultural conflict or misunderstanding, based on actual events. Readers choose one of the four or five possible alternatives that explain the misunderstanding. Following each incident is a discussion of potential solutions, and many incidents have more than one "correct" explanation. Understanding the possibilities can help people facing the prospect of working or staying in China understand what they will encounter.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781877864810
ISBN-10: 1877864811
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 246
Imprint: Intercultural Press Inc
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Williams

Mary Wang, Richard Brislin, Wei-zhong Wang, David Williams, and Julie Haiyan Chao represent a wide range of diverse socialization and experiences in both Chinese and American cultures.

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