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Recommended Travel Guides for China

Updated: October 14, 2013

Top-20 Doing Business Guides /* (Click to buy at

Kai Hammerich / Richard D. Lewis: Fish Can't See Water: How National Culture Can Make or Break Your Corporate Strategy. 2013 (Wiley; 1 edition)

If you want to win, you have to understand the impact of national culture on corporate strategy.

Rosemary Coates: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China: A practical handbook for doing business in China, special economic zones, factory tours and manufacturing quality. 2009 (Super Star Press)

Hands-on information.

Sam Goodman / Michelle Ree: Where East Eats West: The Street-Smarts Guide to Business in China. 2009 (BookSurge Publishing)

If you want to run a small business in China you should probably read this.

Tim Ambler / Morgen Witzel / Chao Xi: Doing Business in China. 2008 (Routledge; 3 edition)

Aimed at Western managers. Case studies.

Boye Lafayette De Mente: Etiquette Guide to China: Know the Rules that Make the Difference! 2008 (Tuttle Publishing)

Short read. Useful.

Jack Perkowski: Managing the Dragon: How I'm Building a Billion-Dollar Business in China. 2008 (Crown Business)

How a former Wall Street banker built a 500 million dollar company in China. For almost 13 years he ran Asimco, an automotive components maker. Serious know-how.

Ted Plafker: Doing Business In China: How to Profit in the World's Fastest Growing Market. 2008 (Business Plus)

Plafker, a Beijing correspondent for The Economist is an 18 year veteran who shares his valuable knowledge.

James Vincent Lord: The Essential Guide for Buying from China's Manufacturers: The 10 Steps to Success. 2007 (BookSurge Publishing)

Tips on how to negotiate with Chinese manufacturers on standards and specifications.

Jim Rogers: A Bull in China: Investing Profitably in the World's Greatest Market. 2007 (Random House)

Practical advice from one of the world’s most successful investors - co-founder of the Quantum Fund.

Juan Antonio Fernandez / Laurie Underwood: China CEO: Voices of Experience from 20 International Business Leaders. 2006 (Wiley)

Interviews with 20 top executives working in China. Hands-on management experience.

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