I Stand Corrected|Eden Collinsworth
I Stand Corrected : How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson
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"What do you mean, he's asked how much I am?" asked a stunned Eden Collinsworth upon learning that a Chinese businessman had inquired if she were available for purchase. Despite this precarious introduction to China, no country has fascinated Collinsworth more during a career that has moved her around the world. Convinced that--despite the nation's status as a world leader--the Chinese are still socially uncomfortable with their Western counterparts, she collaborated with a major Chinese publisher to produce a bestselling Western etiquette guide.
Now, in these pages, Collinsworth tells the unforgettable story of the year she spent living among the Chinese while writing a book featuring advice on such topics as the rules of the handshake, making sense of foreigners, and behavior that is considered universally rude. Informative, hilarious, and thought-provoking, I Stand Corrected is at once an entertaining memoir and essential reading for those looking to understand the mores of the rapidly changing--and increasingly important--nation that is China.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780804170468
  • ISBN-10: 0804170460
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
  • Page Count: 304