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Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Steve Zikman

Whether your idea of travel at its finest is trekking through Europe with a backpack, a map and a foreign-language dictionary; road-tripping across America in a fully loaded RV; or cruising the Caribbean aboard a luxury liner, Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul celebrates the people you'll meet, the lands you'll discover and the lessons you'll learn. Like traveling itself, the stories in this book will take you on a journey of adventure, insight, and discovery. Through the real-life experiences of others, you'll see that regardless of the destination, it is the journey that provides the fondest memories. You'll be inspired by these treasured tales of fellow travelers who formed lasting friendships, fell in love, challenged themselves, and cherished the hospitality of others. These stories show that when traveling--as in life--sometimes it's the unplanned adventures that provide us with the most opportunities for growth; that a twist in the road or a change in our itinerary teaches us not to fear the unknown, but to welcome and savor its surprises. With chapters including Living Your Dream, Getting There, Our Common Bond, Making a Difference, On Healing, On Love, A Matter of Perspective, The Kindness of Strangers, and Wisdom Along the Way, this book will guide you to where you want to go and celebrate the places you've already been. Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul will rekindle the spirit of every traveler, offer a deeper connection to people across the globe and provide you with a richer appreciation of the journey.

Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul: Stories of Adventure, Inspiration and Insight to Celebrate the Spirit of Travel

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Steve Zikman

Whether your idea of travel at its finest is trekking through Europe with a backpack, a map and a foreign-language dictionary; road-tripping across America in a fully loaded RV; or cruising the Caribbean aboard a luxury liner, Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul celebrates the people you'll meet, the lands you'll discover and the lessons you'll learn. Like traveling itself, the stories in this book will take you on a journey of adventure, insight, and discovery. Through the real-life experiences of others, you'll see that regardless of the destination, it is the journey that provides the fondest memories. You'll be inspired by these treasured tales of fellow travelers who formed lasting friendships, fell in love, challenged themselves, and cherished the hospitality of others. These stories show that when traveling--as in life--sometimes it's the unplanned adventures that provide us with the most opportunities for growth; that a twist in the road or a change in our itinerary teaches us not to fear the unknown, but to welcome and savor its surprises. With chapters including Living Your Dream, Getting There, Our Common Bond, Making a Difference, On Healing, On Love, A Matter of Perspective, The Kindness of Strangers, and Wisdom Along the Way, this book will guide you to where you want to go and celebrate the places you've already been. Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul will rekindle the spirit of every traveler, offer a deeper connection to people across the globe and provide you with a richer appreciation of the journey.

Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul: Stories of Adventure, Inspiration and Insight to Celebrate the Spirit of Travel

by Mark Victor Hansen Steve Zikman Jack L. Canfield

Whether your idea of travel at its finest, is trekking through Europe with a backpack, road-tripping across America in a fully loaded RV, Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul celebrates the people you'll meet and the lessons you'll learn.

Chicken Soup from the Soul of Hawai'i

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Sharon Linnea Robin Stephens Rohr

All over the world people have a word for paradise: Hawai'i. Now there's a book that captures that magical place for its millions of residents, the 7 million visitors who make a pilgrimage there each year, and the millions more who long to feel the magic of Hawai'i on cold winter mornings. While the Hawaiian landscape is unparalleled--sun-drenched beaches, wild waves, snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and dramatic volcanoes--the true spirit of Hawai'i lives in its people and their experiences. Now, the people of Hawai'i and those who love it share its special magic in this beautiful collection of stories. From celebrities including Bo Derek, Clint and Dina Eastwood, Don Ho, Regis and Joy Philbin, and Kelly Preston, to native storyteller Nalani Olds, activist and teacher Kanalu Young, and world-class surfers, athletes, hula masters, and master chefs, this book brings the gifts of Hawai'i to the world. Whether readers remember Hawai'i as the place where they fell in love or celebrated their honeymoon, the place they yearn to visit or the place they call home, this book exudes the aloha spirit with every turn of a page.

Chile

by Wayne Bernhardson

Moon Handbooks: Chile" contains information on visiting mining ghost towns, the Atacama desert, national parks, reserves, and monuments. It highlights the flourishing nightlife and restaurants of Santiago, including the best places for live music, seafood, and all kinds of ethnic cuisine. Color photos, illustrations and maps.

Chile - Culture Smart!

by Caterina Perrone

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include* customs, values, and traditions* historical, religious, and political background* life at home* leisure, social, and cultural life* eating and drinking* do's, don'ts, and taboos* business practices* communication, spoken and unspoken"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

China - Culture Smart!

by Kathy Flower

The spectacular Beijing Olympics of 2008 signalled China's arrival as a superpower on the world stage. The global economic crisis that followed in 2008-9 saw it become banker to the West, poised to eclipse the United States. This new edition of Kathy Flower's bestselling Culture Smart! China has been revised and updated by the author to take on board the transformation in China's fortunes and the changing face of Chinese society. As China flexes its economic and political muscle abroad, ordinary people feel a new pride in their country's achievements. The embrace of free-market capitalism by the communist state has spread prosperity to many, with fortunes being made by some. But it has created losers as well as winners, particularly in the countryside. Gone is the security of the state's "iron rice bowl" provision for life, and unemployment or dispossession have opened up social gaps that could threaten its stability. For the moment the rumbling discontent is below the radar and under control, and for millions the Chinese virtues of enterprise, industry, and patience are paying handsome dividends. This edition of Culture Smart! China is completely revised, making it the indispensable visitors' guide to the complexities of a rapidly changing world power whose ancient culture and traditions owe little to the West.

China: Empire of the Written Symbol

by Cecilia Lindqvist

The origins of Chinese ideographs were not known until 1899, when a scholar went to an apothecary for some medicine made of "dragon bone. " To his surprise, the bone, which had not yet been ground into powder, contained a number of carved inscriptions. Thus began the exploration of the 3000-year-old sources of the written characters still used in China today. In this unparalleled and deeply researched book, Cecilia Lindqvist tells the story of these characters and shows how their shapes and concepts have permeated all of Chinese thought, architecture, art, and culture.

China for Businesswomen

by Tracey Wilen

China is today the world's largest producer of manufactured goods, and more and more businesswomen are working and traveling there as American firms expand their international trade. Based on interviews with women executives and entrepreneurs who have succeeded in China, this concise book offers straightforward advice for avoiding gender and cultural obstacles. Topics include travel, gaining cultural awareness, establishing credibility, understanding negotiation protocol and process, coping with harassment, and entertaining, plus background on women in Chinese history and society.Author and expert Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti is an executive in Silicon Valley and a frequent guest on local and national business media.

China Homecoming

by Jean Fritz

"An intriguing fusion of autobiography, history, and travelogue ... a personal, and finally, moving book. It is also a vivid portrait of a developing nation and a reminder that history is people who live through events and then go on".--Booklist.

China Illustrated

by Frederic Wakeman Arthur Hacker

This beautifully illustrated social history highlights various aspects of traditional China as seen through the eyes of foreign visitors and residents from the time of the first trading contacts with China in the mid-sixteenth century to the beginning of World War II. The lives and lifestyles of the fascinating mix of people who came to China, as well as the places they visited and the sights and customs that attracted their attention, are set against the backdrop of China's great cities and it's ancient culture. A short history of the period sets the scene in each chapter, allowing the reader to follow the dramatic changes that took place through the turbulent years when China moved from feudal empire to republic. The illustrated sections which follow focus on notable themes and topics.The hundreds of unique images in China Illustrated, including early engravings and maps, hand-colored prints, studio portraits and amateur photographs, postcards, drawings and cartons come from the private collection of Arthur Hacker. Collected with the eye of an artist and the knowledge of a historian they eloquently bring China's social history to life.

China Modern

by Sharon Leece A. Chester Ong

Twenty-first century China is a country on the move. As it hurtles into the future, a new revolution- that of a fast growing creative movement - is taking place. As the country's enterprising designers draw on classical Chinese accents and blend these with modern dynamic ideas, the term "Made in China" becomes dramatically redefined to mean chic, refreshing, inspiring - and even astounding in the architectural arena, in particular inspiring new responses to modern living in China are emerging.Author Sharon Leece together with photographer Chester Ong, explore thirty-six of the most innovative homes and interiors in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

China Only Yesterday

by Emily Hahn

A fascinating journey through 100 years of Chinese history, beginning with the historic Treaty of Nanking and ending with Mao Tse-tung's creation of the Chinese People's Republic, by the the acclaimed New Yorker correspondent who lived in China from 1935 to 1941 For centuries, China's code of behavior was incomprehensible to Westerners whom the Chinese viewed as irredeemable barbarians. Presenting historical events with an immediacy that makes you feel as if you were there, Hahn takes readers through isolationist China's difficult and often costly adaptations to the invasions of Western "foreign devils", --from the Treaty of Nanking in 1842, which gave the West access to five 5 of China's eastern ports, to the British colonization of Hong Kong, the rise of the tea trade, the Opium Wars, the arrival of Christian missionaries, and the Boxer Rebellion. Hahn also illuminates the revolutionary movement led by Sun Yat-sen, the overthrow of the Ch'ing Dynasty, the escalating tensions between the Communist and Nationalist parties, and the Japanese invasion on the eve of World War II--which Hahn witnessed firsthand. The final chapters cover the civil war, which ended with Chairman Mao's formation of the People's Republic of China and Chiang Kai-shek's retreat to Taiwan. With an insider's knowledge of Chinese culture and the politics, Hahn delivers a sharply observant book that illuminates an unforgettable era in China's tumultuous past.

A China Passage

by John Kenneth Galbraith

In 1972, John Kenneth Galbraith, with his two predecessor presidents of the American Economic Association, Professors Wassily Leontief of Harvard and James Tobin of Yale, was invited to visit China to obtain a privileged view of the Chinese economy.

China: Renaissance of The Middle Kingdom

by Charis Chan Jeremy Tredinnick Janet Carmosky

Home to one-quarter of the world's population and heir to the richest civilization in history, China exerts a magnetic attraction on visitors. Archeological treasures, stunning natural beauty and its people make any visit to China an experience.

China Road

by Rob Gifford

Route 312 is the Chinese Route 66. It flows three thousand miles from east to west, passing through the factory towns of the coastal areas, through the rural heart of China, then up into the Gobi Desert, where it merges with the Old Silk Road. The highway witnesses every part of the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down.In this utterly surprising and deeply personal book, acclaimed National Public Radio reporter Rob Gifford, a fluent Mandarin speaker, takes the dramatic journey along Route 312 from its start in the boomtown of Shanghai to its end on the border with Kazakhstan. Gifford reveals the rich mosaic of modern Chinese life in all its contradictions, as he poses the crucial questions that all of us are asking about China: Will it really be the next global superpower? Is it as solid and as powerful as it looks from the outside? And who are the ordinary Chinese people, to whom the twenty-first century is supposed to belong? Gifford is not alone on his journey. The largest migration in human history is taking place along highways such as Route 312, as tens of millions of people leave their homes in search of work. He sees signs of the booming urban economy everywhere, but he also uncovers many of the country's frailties, and some of the deep-seated problems that could derail China's rise. The whole compelling adventure is told through the cast of colorful characters Gifford meets: garrulous talk-show hosts and ambitious yuppies, impoverished peasants and tragic prostitutes, cell-phone salesmen, AIDS patients, and Tibetan monks. He rides with members of a Shanghai jeep club, hitchhikes across the Gobi desert, and sings karaoke with migrant workers at truck stops along the way.As he recounts his travels along Route 312, Rob Gifford gives a face to what has historically, for Westerners, been a faceless country and breathes life into a nation that is so often reduced to economic statistics. Finally, he sounds a warning that all is not well in the Chinese heartlands, that serious problems lie ahead, and that the future of the West has become inextricably linked with the fate of 1.3 billion Chinese people."Informative, delightful, and powerfully moving . . . Rob Gifford's acute powers of observation, his sense of humor and adventure, and his determination to explore the wrenching dilemmas of China's explosive development open readers' eyes and reward their minds." -Robert A. Kapp, president, U.S.-China Business Council, 1994-2004From the Hardcover edition.

China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

by Rob Gifford

National Public Radios Beijing correspondent Rob Gifford recounts his travels along Route 312, the Chinese Mother Road, the longest route in the worlds most populous nation. Based on his successful NPR radio series, China Road draws on Gifford's twenty years of observing first-hand this rapidly transforming country, as he travels east to west, from Shanghai to China's border with Kazakhstan.

China Style

by Sharon Leece Michael Freeman

Chinese interior design is a kaleidoscope of competing influences: scholarly gardens versus opium dens, imperial palaces battling concrete-and-steel high-rises, rural simplicity fighting urban chaos China Style gives an insiders' look at the interiors that draw from this vivid and powerful tradition, a tradition that is constantly being reinterpreted to produce a fresh and dynamic style of contemporary design.

China Survival Guide

by Larry Herzberg Qin Herzberg

"Like [having] a professional guide walking alongside you answering your many questions. . . . A must for your next China visit!"-Travel Answer Man OnlineCompact, affordable, reliable, a delight to read-these qualities are what has made China Survival Guide so popular with first-time and seasoned China travelers. This third edition has a brand new section on train travel, plus updates and fresh recommendations. Includes practical strategies for lodging, walking, haggling, medical and bathroom emergencies, etiquette, crowds, and learning the twin arts of patience and persistence.Frequent China visitors Larry Herzberg and Qin Herzberg are professors of Chinese language and culture at Calvin College in Michigan.

China A to Z

by Winberg Chai May-Lee Chai

A practical and accessible guide to an ancient but rapidly changing culture Perfect for business and armchair travelers alike, China A to Z explains the customs, culture, and etiquette essential for any trip or for anyone wanting to understand this complex country. In one hundred brief, reader-friendly chapters, alphabetized by subject, China A to Z introduces a general audience to contemporary Chinese society, as well as its venerable history. Discover: ? Why Chinese names are written in reverse order ? What to bring when visiting a Chinese household ? What the current relationship is between Japan and China ? Why you should wrap gifts in red or pink paper, and never send white flowers With the 2008 Summer Olympics being held in Beijing, thousands of Chinese adoptions occurring each year, and China becoming the fourth most popular international destination, the need for information about this complex country is greater than ever.

China: A Travel Adventure

by Steve Vidler Lorien Holland

If you have yet to visit this fabled country, the stunning photographs in this book will whet your appetite. If you're a seasoned traveler to China, the images will kindle fresh plans for further adventures to the Middle Kingdom. Thoroughly modern yet possessing a rich heritage that dates back several millenia, here is an unforgettable visual record of one of the world's greatest civilizations.

China: A Travel Adventure

by Steve Vidler Lorien Holland

If you have yet to visit this fabled country, the stunning photographs in this book will whet your appetite. If you're a seasoned traveler to China, the images will kindle fresh plans for further adventures to the Middle Kingdom. Thoroughly modern yet possessing a rich heritage that dates back several millenia, here is an unforgettable visual record of one of the world's greatest civilizations.

China: A Traveler's Literary Companion

by Kirk A. Denton

Whether revealing small-town superstitions or exposing Beijing's underworld, these works of literary fiction offer insights to modern China and its myriad of social, cultural, and human concerns. An expansive country, China is made up of numerous ethnic groups with a dizzying array of local dialects and subcultures. In addition, China is experiencing staggering change, which is explored in contemporary literature. From the idyllic mountains of West Hunan to the picturesque water town of Zhejiang, from the high plateau of western Sichuan to the harsh landscape of the northeast -- this compelling collection of short fiction represents the incredible diversity that is China.

China (A True Book)

by Ann Heinrichs

Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.

China Underground

by Zachary Mexico

At the beginning of the 21st century, it is hard to imagine a place more exciting than China. Westerners hear much about China's role as the next "global superpower," but they know less about the young people who make up China's varied and fascinating subcultures.Drawn by the streets humming with the energy of constant change, Zachary Mexico, who had spent two years in China, returned there in the summer of 2006 to conduct formal research on how the changing environment has affected the Chinese of his generation. Readers are introduced to a wannabe rock star from the desert of Xinjiang, trying to make it big in Shanghai; a disillusioned journalist; a budding screenwriter; a vagabond ladies' man; a straight-A student at China's best university; a Chinese mafia kingpin; a punk band trying their best to stay relevant; a prostitute; the world's most polluted city; Beijing's drug-fueled club scene; and many others.This is an engaging firsthand account of a young American writer's encounter with the new China and the young people who are pursuing their future there. China Underground tells their stories, and some of Mexico's own.

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