Doing Business in a Chinese Way – New edition of Business Chinese: 20 Essential Topics

By  Sophie Guo

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Teaching business Chinese can be daunting: you have to be equipped with the knowledge of business, and you have to teach the language at the same time, just like other language tutors. Harmer (2007)[i] suggests five roles of teachers: controller, prompter, participant, resource and tutor. I would add a sixth role for teachers of business Chinese: A learner: they spend so much time learning the specialised knowledge about business when preparing for the classes, and in class they are still prepared to learn from their students who often know more about business than themselves.

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Nov 17
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Learning Cantonese: The Next Frontier

By  Customer Service

Cantonese is indispensable for those living and working in Hong Kong, and for chatting with Cantonese-speaking friends and family. It could also be the next, even more exciting frontier for foreign language thrill-seekers that have ‘conquered’ Mandarin, or have at least dedicated several years to it already and are ready to dive deeper. Whether you need to know Cantonese, or simply want to, learning Cantonese makes you part of a growing trend. Continue reading

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Aug 17
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Unique voices and emerging talent: China and the World

By  Customer Service

As readers outside China become increasingly curious about what’s happening on the Chinese literature scene, a growing number of literary magazines focused on promoting Chinese voices are becoming known in and outside China.

Dandu and Pathlight are two of these publications that are working hard to promote new and emerging writers. Last weekend, Guanghwa Bookshop welcomed Dandu’s Chief Editor WU Qi (吴琦), and David Haysom, Pathlight’s Managing Editor, for an enlightening panel discussion that touched upon creativity and uniqueness in a globalised world. This is what we learned. Continue reading

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Jun 17