Tag Archives: Guanxi

Yin-Yang: American Perspectives on Living in China – Book Review


A few months ago I reviewed Yes China! by Neil Clark, and when a friend asked me to review another book about teaching English in China I was a little hesitant to commit to reading what to me has already … Continue reading

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The rainy day guanxi fund – Understanding social obligations in China


Yesterday we explored why there is no such thing as instant guanxi, and were reminded that favors are often repaid in ways that we might not expect but have to accept. Today we’ll be looking at why your Chinese friends … Continue reading

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Two Jobs In China That Are Better Than They Sound


On China’s East Coast people are getting rich. The province I currently live in, Jiangsu, has a GDP equivalent to Switzerland (picture the Alps with more than 30 million people, and 100 degree heat). While much of this wealth is … Continue reading

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