I Stand Corrected

I Stand Corrected

How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson

eBook - 2014
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"A fascinating fusion of memoir, manners, and cultural history from a successful businesswoman well-versed in the unique challenges of working in contemporary China. During the course of her long and successful business career, no country has fascinated Eden Collinsworth more than China. After numerous business experiences that might best be called "unusual" by Western standards, she had a crucial insight: despite the growing status of China as a world economy and the unprecedented range of Chinese investments overseas, businessmen in mainland China--well-educated and speaking English--were fundamentally uncomfortable in the company of their Western counterparts. This realization spawned a Western etiquette guide for Chinese businessmen, which went on to be a huge best seller in China and formed the basis for new curriculum supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education. In I Stand Corrected, Collinsworth tells the story of the year she spent writing that book, creating a counterpart that both explains Chinese practices and reveals much about our own Western culture. She explores topics including the non-negotiable issue of personal hygiene; the rules of the handshake; making sense of foreigners; and that which is considered universally rude. She also scrutinizes some of the Western etiquette that has guided her own business career, one which has unfolded in predominately male company. At the same time, I Stand Corrected is a retrospective journey, a wry but self-effacing reflection on the peripatetic career she led while single-handedly raising her son. Like all parents, she didn't always have answers, and here she details the many, often ludicrous, attempts to strike a balance that was right for both of them"--
Publisher: New York :, Nan A. Talese,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385538701
0385538707
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: Axis 360 (Firm)

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Cynthia_N Feb 13, 2015

A unique take on a business etiquette book. Collingsworth is asked to write a book on business manners for Chinese businessmen. This is not that book. This book includes her stories of her experiences in business, in travel, and in China and as an added bonus she ties in some of the core lessons from her Chinese book. Interesting and quick read.

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