Title: First Visit to China
Press: China Intercontinental Press
As a Chinese saying goes, “people living in places 10 li (5 km) apart speak with different accents, and the customs vary in places 100 li (50 km) away.” First Visit to China emphasizes the particularities of China and the Chinese nation through the experiences and feelings of Hans as a German exchange student to Shanghai. It contains more than 70 questions raised by Hans according to what he experienced, saw and heard in China. Answers to these questions are expected to help readers understand China's culture, landscapes, life, customs and other characteristics from different aspects.
1． A friend from afar
2． Are stores open as usual on Sundays and holidays?
3． What does the date marked on product packaging indicate?
4． What is your name?
5． What is the class-break setting-up exercise?
6． Who was China's first emperor?
7． Why do college students need military training?
8． How to cross the street?
9． Why do some people speak so loud in public places?
10． What are the units of renminbi?
11． How many dialects are there in China?
12． Can chopsticks replace knives and forks?
13． What's the staple food of the Chinese?
14． Are any provincial names associated with the mountains and rivers?
15． How many days belong to statutory holidays and festivals of China each year?
16． What are the 24 solar terms?
17． What is the Chinese zodiac?
18． How to buy train tickets?
19． Do passengers need to undergo a security check at the railway station?
20． Does the bridegroom need to give red envelopes when fetching the bride?