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Chinese culture, customs, and business etiquette

Sanstella Studio, entrepreneur in Beijing
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Created by Sanstella Studio
Last updated 4/2017
English
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  • 3 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the psychology of the Chinese, follow the rules of etiquette in China, successsfully negotiate with the Chinese.
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Requirements
  • There are no special requirements before starting this course. Everyone interested in the Chinese culture is welcome to enroll.
Description

What will I learn about?

  • Differences between Western and Chinese thinking styles and habits
  • Differences between Chinese collectivism and Western individualism
  • Chinese cultural values
  • Chinese hierarchy
  • Chinese attitudes toward rhetoric
  • Differences in self-esteem in the West and China
  • Analytical versus holistic thinking
  • The Chinese view of the universe
  • Chinese creation myths
  • General Chinese culture and symbols
  • Chinese animal symbolism: the dragon, tiger, horse, ox, pig, rabbit, tortoise, mandarin duck, and lion.
  • Chinese plant symbolism: bamboo, peach, apricot, pine, plum, and lotus
  • Chinese holidays
  • Chinese color symbolism
  • Chinese number symbolism
  • Chinese martial arts
  • Traditional Chinese medicine
  • Qigong
  • Acupuncture, acupressure, and moxibustion
  • Yin Yang and the five elements
  • Chinese religions
  • Chinese tea culture
  • Chinese economy
  • Major Chinese industries
  • Chinese business etiquette
  • Chinese family values
  • The importance of rank and status in China
  • Guanxi, the secret to success in China
  • Chinese names, titles, and forms of address
  • Chinese conversation openers
  • Chinese etiquette and taboos
  • How to present gifts in China
  • Chinese table etiquette
  • Chinese business attire
  • The norms for appointments, greetings, and business cards in China
  • Chinese posture and body language
  • Chinese methods of negotiation
  • How to avoid humiliating someone in China


Requirements:

  • “Chinese Culture, Customs, and Business Etiquette” is a course designed for everyone: expats, students, entrepreneurs, even simply those who are curious about China and the Chinese people.
  • This course has been designed to offer useful information to individuals with any occupation and previous knowledge of China and Chinese culture.
  • Expats, students, entrepreneurs, people abroad or already in China, and anyone who wants to learn more about China and its people.

Planning to visit China for business or pleasure? This course, “Chinese Culture, Customs, and Business Etiquette,” will provide you with a strong foundation of Chinese culture and customs to draw from during your visit.

An expat and entrepreneur, I have lived in Beijing, China for three years and have designed this course to convey the insights I’ve gathered about Chinese life, culture, customs, and business etiquette.

For each of these subjects, I’ve strived to include knowledge and guidelines that may not be immediately evident to travelers and business people, information that can only be learned from living in and experiencing China.

This course provides an overview of many aspects of Chinese culture, including the values and thinking style of the Chinese and symbols and other phenomena unique to Chinese culture, such as Chinese medicine and martial arts. You will also gain key insights into the Chinese economy and society.

The final lessons of this course are devoted to the study of Chinese business etiquette. I have provided tips and guidelines for everything from business attire to giving gifts. Due to popular request, I’ve also included lessons on understanding Chinese body language and styles of negotiation (which both differ broadly from the West). After this course, you will be fully prepared for your business trip to China.

The course contains 37 video lessons, several articles, and custom quizzes designed to help you master and retain material.

As I said, this course is suitable for everyone: expats, students, and entrepreneurs; those abroad or already in China, and anyone who simply wants to learn more about China and its people.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course has been designed to offer useful information to individuals with any occupation and previous knowledge of China and Chinese culture.
  • Expats, students, entrepreneurs, people abroad or already in China, and anyone who wants to learn more about China and its people.



 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who would like to effectively deal with the Chinese.
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
01:23:23
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:14
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Western and Chinese thinking styles
6 Lectures 10:03

Quiz on Chinese collectivism and Western individualism
6 questions





Quiz on hierarchy, eloquence and thinking style
5 questions


Quiz on the Chinese view of the Universe
3 questions
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Chinese cultural symbols
13 Lectures 30:31
Animal symbols: dragon, tiger, horse, ox, pig, rabbit.
02:25

Animal symbols: tortoise, mandarin duck, lion
01:07

Quiz on animal symbols
5 questions

Plant symbols: bamboo, peach, apricot, pine, plum, lotus
01:58

Quiz on plant symbols
5 questions

Holidays
02:00

Color symbolism
01:54

Number symbolism
03:54

Quiz on celebrations, colors and numbers
8 questions

Martial arts
01:37

Traditional Medicine
01:23

Qigong
03:01

Acupuncture, acupressure and moxibustion
02:59

Quiz on martial arts and traditional medicine
5 questions

Yin yang and five elements
01:57

Religions
03:37

Tea culture
02:39
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Chinese economy
2 Lectures 05:37
Modern Chinese economy
02:15

Major industries
03:22

Quiz on economy
5 questions
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Chinese customs and business etiquette
16 Lectures 35:58
Family values
02:15

Importance of rank and status
02:18

Guanxi, the secret of being successful in China
02:03

Names, titles and forms of address
02:16

Conversation openers
01:49

Etiquette and taboos
02:25

Presenting gifts
02:14

Table etiquette
04:51

Business meeting manners: attire
02:24

Appointments, greeting, discussion
03:52

Posture and body language
02:12

Should a gift be opened in public?
11 questions

Negotiating the Chinese way
02:54

How to avoid making someone lose face
01:48

Phrases and words that may indicate “no”
00:34

Going out or travelling with your partners
01:34

Conclusion
00:29
About the Instructor
Sanstella Studio
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Welcome to China

Hi, we are a multilingual team of entrepreneurs and translators based in Beijing. The brand Sanstellastudio was created by Jack Lea and Alina Hu. During three years starting from 2013 we concentrated mainly on tourism and business consulting. Ability to work with English, German, Chinese and Russian allows us to reach customers from many countries and gives us a good understanding of intercultural communication in business.