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1 By Wang Xiaojun Helen Confucius Institute at UWP Let the Confucius Institute Introduce You to China

2 Prof. Xiaojun Wang (Helen) Visiting Professor of Confucius Institute at UWP Prof. of South-central University for Nationalities (Wuhan China) Association of Charted Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK) Affiliate Tel: 608 – 342 – 1474 Email:


4 SCUN http:// / http:// / One of six higher education institutes belonging to State Ethnic Affairs Commission (SEAC) More than 16000 university students Students, faculties and staffs come from 48 ethnic groups Tuition-free to Students majoring in ethnology

5 Sponsored by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) Co-op of SCUN and UWP More than 220 in the world, 42 in US Mission and Purpose Promote a better understanding of the Chinese language and culture among the people of the world; Develop friendly relationships between China and other countries; Accelerate the development of multiculturalism at the international level; Help bring about global peace and harmony.

6 Kong Qiu Kongzi Kongfuzi Sept. 28, 551B.C. – 479 B.C. a Chinese thinker and social philosopher

7 ren humaneness What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others. filial piety, xiao, Being benevolent means to love people. The greatest benevolence is to love ones own parents. li ritual Let the people with administrative injunctions and put them in their place with penal law, and they will avoid punishments but will be without a sense of shame. Lead them with excellence and put them in their place through roles and ritual practices, and in addition to developing a sense of shame, they will order themselves harmoniously.

8 Harmonious Obedient Self-aware Hospitality

9 Face, mian zi Social Networking, guan xi

10 Tips to Build and Manage a Guanxi Network: The best way to strengthen a guanxi network is to stay connected. Send small gifts or ask for small favors to keep a relationship active. Host an occasional get-together. Remember the major Chinese holidays and send greetings. Get to know your colleagues' outside interests and find ways to support them, like getting tickets to a sporting event or concert.

11 Tips to save face: Treat your elders and those who outrank you with respect. Try not to show anger, and try to avoid confrontations. Try to convey a negative answer in an indirect, gentle manner. Do not criticize someone in public or single anyone out in a group situation. If criticism is necessary, pull the person aside and speak privately. When reciprocating an invitation, be sure it equals the prior engagement in value.

12 Name Title Logo Address Phone Number E-mail Two-side card

13 86 – Country Code for China Title Cell Phone or Home Phone number Name in Pinyin English Name Office Phone number

14 Logo Color: Gold Country Code

15 How to present business name card? Face to face Arms length With two hands Up-side down to your side/ Chinese language side face up Usually exchange the card at the beginning of or at the end of initial meeting Be well aware of Face and Hierarchy Make sure choosing the right Chinese character Make sure taking enough cards

16 How to receive business name card? Face to face Arms length With two hands Carefully take a look of the name and title Dont smile too much or laugh at the name or titles Dont put the business card into your purse Dont put the purse with the persons card inside into back packet of your pants Never write on the cards unless so directed

17 Hand-shaking

18 Welcome by a lined group with applauding Reply with nodding or slightly appauding

19 Addressing Chinese people with respect last name + Official /Professional Title General Manager Zhang, Zhang jingli last name + Mr. /Madam/Miss Madam Li, Li furen last name + Senior / Junior Senior Tong, Lao Tong

20 Be gift-wrapped in gold or red Significant Practical Different value of gifts to different people Number 8 means being rich

21 Gift – giving With two hands Usually will be declined three times before finally be accepted Dont expect Chinese people will open the gift in front of you

22 Welcome gifts:

23 Gifts to avoid: Clock, song zhong (wish somebody die) Book, shu (means loss)

24 Gifts to avoid: Green hat, lv mao zi (means a mans wife has an affair with somebody else) The number of the gift should not be four, 4 (Means death)

25 Gift-receiving: With two hands Expressing thanks Dont open it in front of your Chinese friend(s)


27 Places: Kunlun Hotel Beijing Peninsula Hotel Todays Holiday Seafood Restaurant Beijing Muslim Restaurant Noble Club No.5 Houhai Bar 5

28 Styles Chinese style Western style Shared Chinese Food style

29 Dresses formally dress up

30 Time: 5-30 minutes earlier arrival 5 minutes later leave Being late is impolite, even making host feel losing face

31 Seat Order: taking the seats on the left and facing the east or the entrance gate as the seat of honor identity, status and degree of relationship If the guest of honor is not seated, other people are not allowed to be seated.

32 Layout of the dinner table: Round table Chopsticks & spoons Bowls & plates Shared dishes Hot tea Napkins Water (!)

33 Drinks Liquor Red wine Juice Yogurt /milk Hot tea Hot water

34 Dishes: Cold appetizer Soup Dishes Rice / dumplings/ noodles Fruit

35 Toast: Host to all the guests One-on-one (!) Toast order Amount of liquor guests to the host

36 Taboos in table manner Wrongly/inappropri ate using chopsticks No toasting back Picking your teeth publicly

37 Shared dishes - unsanitary Getting drunk Wasting time Uncontrolled smoking Wasting food and money

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