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Author Clissold, Tim, author.

Title Chinese rules : Mao's dog, Deng's cat, and five timeless lessons from the front lines in China / Tim Clissold. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 256 pages)
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Contents Even a beast like a thousand-pound ox must lower its head to drink -- A tree may grow to a thousand feet, but the leaves still return to their roots -- When the horse has reached the edge of the cliff, it's too late to draw on the reins -- Up in the sky there is paradise, but down on the Earth we have Hangzhou -- The first Chinese rule: how can we go so far as to change the regulations of the Celestial Empire at the request of one man? -- Sacrifice the plum tree in order to save the peach -- The second Chinese rule: the long-divided shall unite, the long-united shall divide -- Learn from the past; seek truth from facts -- The flowers on a liverwort may be as small as a grain of rice, but they still want to blossom like a peony -- The third Chinese rule: the art of war is of vital importance for the state and should on no account be neglected -- When Master Jiang hangs out his hook, it's the willing fish that gets caught -- Kill with borrowed knife -- The fourth Chinese rule: cross the river by feeling for the stones -- Who could say it was gain or loss when the old man lost his horse? -- The fifth Chinese rule: know yourself and know the other and you'll survive a hundred battles.
Summary From the author of the international bestseller Mr. China comes another rollicking ride through the slick mega-cities and industrial backwaters of twenty-first-century China--part adventure story, part erudite myth-buster, and part practical rule book to help Westerners win in China. China's role as struggling underdog is now firmly a thing of the past. The world has tilted eastward in its orbit even as the West seems mired in self-doubt. Through living and working in China for more than two decades, Tim Clissold has uncovered stealth methods Westerners can use to straighten out complicated situations in China and achieve their own objectives. Revealing the hidden logic that governs the Chinese business and political landscape, Clissold puts China's cultural, political, and military history into context and explains the mind-set that drives Chinese political and business leaders--a resource that has been sorely lacking in most books about doing business in China. Here, with sharp observations and a deep appreciation for China's rich past, Clissold presents five rules anyone can use to deal effectively with modern Chinese counterparts. These include understanding that: China has its own set of rules that provide a unique pathway to success; the quest for stability overrides all others; in China, one should never attack directly; in solving problems, stick to practicalities and avoid arguments over theory; and knowing yourself and knowing the "other" will help you survive a hundred battles. Combining exuberant storytelling, sly humor, and counterintuitive insights, Chinese Rules traces Clissold's latest adventures, providing an object lesson in the contradictions between reality and conventional belief that continue to make China a fascinating, perplexing, and irresistible destination for Westerners.
Outlines five rules that draw on Chinese history and culture to help professionals understand the way of business in China and the challenges unique to working with and competing against the Chinese.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-253).
Subject Clissold, Tim.
Clissold, Tim. (OCoLC)fst00507886
Business enterprises -- China.
Investments, Foreign -- China.
Success in business -- China.
Business etiquette -- China.
Corporate culture -- China.
International business enterprises -- China.
Businesspeople -- China -- Psychology.
Business enterprises. (OCoLC)fst00842519
Businesspeople -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst00842997
International business enterprises. (OCoLC)fst00976774
Investments, Foreign. (OCoLC)fst00978370
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Success in business. (OCoLC)fst01137062
China -- Social life and customs.
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Clissold, Tim. Chinese rules New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014] 9780062316578 (NjBwBT)bl2014049316 (OCoLC)869267241
ISBN 9780062316592 : $27.99
0062316591 : $27.99
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