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China Smart: What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Cult

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Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China.

Stone Bridge Press is proud to announce that Larry Herzberg's China Smart: What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language is now available from all great booksellers. 

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Print ISBN: 9781611720501

Digital ISBN: 9781611729351

$16.95/ $22.99 CAN|248 pages| Trim5.25” x 8”

How is China organized politically? What are the issues that young people face in today's China? What is China doing about its problem with pollution? Is the Chinese internet like our internet? What's China's role in the world today? And how much do you know about China's great woman emperor or the Chinese explorer whose voyages may have inspired the legend of Sinbad the Sailor? What are the major Chinese holidays, their superstitions regarding numbers, and the true nature of the Chinese written language?

In nearly 60 brief essays, long-time China expert Larry Herzberg tackles important facts and myths about China, its history, people, and culture, as well as its contemporary society. Anyone dipping into this book will emerge that much smarter about China, whether visiting, conducting business, studying the language, or simply being fascinated by one of the world's greatest and most influential civilizations.



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