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Chinese Rules: Mao's Dog, Deng's Cat, and Five Timeless Lessons…

by Tim Clissold

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“Is there one single thing about the experience of visiting China that has changed in the last two centuries?” asks Tim Clissold in “Chinese Rules,” a new volume of anecdotes about his commercial misadventures in China.

He’s referring to the experience of Britain’s Lord Macartney, who arrived in 1793 to negotiate a trade relationship between King George III and the Manchu Qianlong emperor, but who left empty-handed. The delays and general obfuscation that the envoy experienced continue to be common in China trade today.

“Chinese Rules” joins a bookshelf of competing titles that amount to the China-business equivalents of Victorian-era cautionary tales for children. From “Beijing Jeep,” Jim Mann ’s classic 1989 account of the failure of the first Sino-American joint-venture car manufacturer, to “Poorly Made in China,” Paul Midler ’s 2009 collection of assorted fiascos in beauty-product manufacturing, these are the books foreigners doing business in China need to read, not the fashionable but futile “Art of War,” a 2000-year-old compilation of Chinese military strategy.
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But the narrative is broken up by several lengthy and not always accurate sketches of the Macartney embassy and the Taiping Rebellion, and incomplete biographies of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. From these are derived “rules” that offer little practical enlightenment and that amount mostly to apologia for the shenanigans Mr. Clissold encounters.
 
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062316575, Hardcover)

From the author of the acclaimed Mr. China comes another rollicking adventure story—part memoir, part history, part business imbroglio—that offers valuable lessons to help Westerners win in China.

In the twenty-first century, the world has tilted eastwards in its orbit; China grows confident while the West seems mired in doubt. Having lived and worked in China for more than two decades, Tim Clissold explains the secrets that Westerners can use to navigate through its cultural and political maze. Picking up where he left off in the international bestseller Mr. China, Chinese Rules chronicles his most recent exploits, with assorted Chinese bureaucrats, factory owners, and local characters building a climate change business in China. Of course, all does not go as planned as he finds himself caught between the world’s largest carbon emitter and the world’s richest man. Clissold offers entertaining and enlightening anecdotes of the absurdities, gaffes, and mysteries he encountered along the way.

Sprinkled amid surreal scenes of cultural confusion and near misses, are smart myth-busting insights and practical lessons Westerns can use to succeed in China. Exploring key episodes in that nation’s long political, military, and cultural history, Clissold outlines five Chinese Rules, which anyone can deploy in on-the-ground situations with modern Chinese counterparts. These Chinese rules will enable foreigners not only to cooperate with China but also to compete with it on its own terms.

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In the twenty-first century, the world has tilted eastwards in its orbit; China grows confident while the West seems mired in doubt. Having lived and worked in China for more than two decades, Tim Clissold explains the secrets that Westerners can use to navigate through its cultural and political maze. Picking up where he left off in the international bestseller Mr. China, Chinese Rules chronicles his most recent exploits, with assorted Chinese bureaucrats, factory owners, and local characters building a climate change business in China. Of course, all does not go as planned as he finds himself caught between the world's largest carbon emitter and the world's richest man. Clissold offers entertaining and enlightening anecdotes of the absurdities, gaffes, and mysteries he encountered along the way. Sprinkled amid surreal scenes of cultural confusion and near misses, are smart myth-busting insights and practical lessons Westerns can use to succeed in China. Exploring key episodes in that nation's long political, military, and cultural history, Clissold outlines five Chinese Rules, which anyone can deploy in on-the-ground situations with modern Chinese counterparts. These Chinese rules will enable foreigners not only to cooperate with China but also to compete with it on its own terms.… (more)

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