Don't Joke on the Stairs: How I Learned to Navigate China by Breaking Most of the Rules by Cecilie Gamst BergDon't Joke on the Stairs: How I Learned to Navigate China by Breaking Most of the Rules by Cecilie Gamst Berg

Don't Joke on the Stairs: How I Learned to Navigate China by Breaking Most of the Rules

byCecilie Gamst Berg

Paperback | January 16, 2012

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China-what's not to love? Join longtime Hong Kong resident and Cantonese fundamentalist Cecilie Gamst Berg as she ploughs through the non-stop surreal-fest that is today's China, stopping occasionally to ruminate about the travails of trying to make Cantonese a world language, and how the Chinese have invented a new English: Manglish. In this book you'll find answers to everything you wanted to know about China, such as: - What does "the slippery are very crafty" really mean? - What's the etiquette for hitch-hiking in really small cars? - What's the best way to gatecrash a Ketamine party? - Indeed, what is modern party etiquette in China? And: - How do you win a fist-fight with a hotel security guard? Traveling by horse, train and sleeper bus from the deserts of Xinjiang, across the mountains of Tibet and Sichuan to the water buffalo fields of Hong Kong, Cecilie shows you how China is not only the most happening place on Earth, but also the most fun.
Title:Don't Joke on the Stairs: How I Learned to Navigate China by Breaking Most of the RulesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 8.66 × 5.62 × 0.69 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:Blacksmith BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9881900204

ISBN - 13:9789881900203

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Within a few pages, readers begin to experience a surprising wish to meet the author. She conveys such a vibrant joie de vivre, making it easy to smile and adopt the same zestful attitude. She must be fun to know, a talkative live-wire. ... Readers share the sights, sounds, tastes and humor of the author's travels without facing the bad weather, hassles and long train rides. That's worth the price of a book. Don't Joke on the Stairs isn't the most comprehensive book ever written about China. It's not the best-researched, the most insightful or the most enlightening. But it may be the most fun to read.