How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps, 3rd Edition
Larry Herzberg and Qin Herzberg, a married couple, are professors of Chinese language and culture at Calvin College in Michigan. They travel to China every year, both with students and without, and have been featured travel experts on MSNBC and other outlets. Qin and Larry live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and are also coauthors of Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar: A Student's Guide to Correct Structures and Common Errors (Stone Bridge Press, 2011) and Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings: With Observations on Culture and Language (Stone Bridge Press, 2012). Larry Herzberg did his PhD work in Chinese and founded the Chinese language programs at Albion College and Calvin College; he is also a professional violinist. In 2011 Larry was awarded the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching, the highest honor that Calvin College bestows on a faculty member. Qin Xue Herzberg, a graduate of Beijing Normal University, has taught Chinese for decades and has been an upper-level Chinese professor at Calvin College for more than ten years.
Contents Preface 0 Welcome to China! 0 1 A User's Guide to the Chinese Restroom 00 2 Never Take a Black Cab and Other Taxi Tips 00 3 Subways: Fast Trains, not Fast Food 00 4 How to Stand in Line and Not Have a Cow 00 5 What to Expect (and Inspect) at Your Hotel 00 6 A Walker's Guide to China's Streets 00 7 Shop till You Drop 00 8 Airports for Domestic Flights 00 9 Medical Emergencies 00 10 Encountering the Unusual 00 11 Mass Protests and General Mayhem 000 12 The People 000 13 A Basic Guide to Chinese Etiquette 000 14 Restaurants 000 15 English Made in China 000 16 Learning Chinese 000 17 Going Home 000 So Why Go to China? 000 Best Places to Visit in China 000 Our Favorite Books and Movies about China 000 Topic Index 191