China has quickly risen to become a world power in the past decade as its economy booms and its people are prospering. In addition, the number of Western companies doing business with Chinese counterparts is growing. However, China is not a new global power and has thousands of years of history and culture. China’s ancient customs, history, and roots influence modern society. It is a fascinating place to discover and easy to fall in love with. More and more tourists from China are expected to visit California and understanding Chinese travelers and how to market to them will be a key competitive advantage for hospitality businesses.
This course was designed to teach you about Chinese culture today and the accepted behaviors of the Chinese people. Topics that will be covered include the history of China; Chinese view on gender and family; Regional cuisines; and business etiquette and culture. You'll learn about the lifestyles of modern Chinese people, the philosophies that guide their lives, and get an in-depth glimpse into Chinese culture so that, if you visit, you'll fit right in.