Chinese culture, language and business etiquette

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- An Introduction to Chinese Culture, Language and Business Etiquette

The lecture is given by:
Jan Erik Christensen, PhD in Chinese
Founder and CEO of Lær Kinesisk AS
CEO Nordic China Business Hub AS

What the lecture is about

‘An Introduction to Chinese Culture, Language and Business Etiquette’ is the main lecture of Learn Chinese.

More and more companies are taking the growing Chinese market seriously by, among other things, using Chinese in advertising, on websites, signage and product information. But this increase also places demands on us: we must understand enough of Chinese culture to prevent unnecessary misunderstandings. In a collection-based program, we teach you basic knowledge of Chinese culture, language, culture and etiquette. Chinese cultural knowledge is an important factor for Norwegian companies to succeed in capturing larger parts of the Chinese market.

Lecture type 1

1 theme, Duration: 2 hours.
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  • Theme 1, 60 minutes presentation

  • 20 minute break

  • 40 minutes of discussion and answering questions

Lecture type 2

2 themes, Duration: 3 hours.
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  • Theme 1, 50 minutes presentation
  • 20 minute break
  • Theme 2, 50 minutes presentation
  • 20 minute break
  • 40 minutes of discussion and answering questions

Lecture type 3

4 themes, Duration: 6 hours.
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Part 1

  • Theme 1, 50 minutes presentation
  • 20 minute break
  • Theme 2, 50 minutes presentation
  • 20 minute break
  • 40 minutes of discussion and answering questions

Part 2

  • Theme 3, 50 minutes presentation
  • 20 minute break
  • Theme 4, 50 minutes presentation
  • 20 minute break
  • 40 minutes of discussion and answering questions

Content and themes

You can choose from the following themes:

Content and themes

A. Communication with Chinese

  1. How Chinese people greet each other
  2. How to address other people
  3. Chinese and privacy
  4. Communication between a host and a guest
  5. To visit a Chinese
  6. Age and birthdays
  7. Giving and receiving gifts
  8. Emphasis on traditions and the use of symbols

B. Chinese culture, food and drinks

  1. Chinese food
  2. The four food schools in China
  3. National drink in China: Tea
  4. Vegetarianism among Chinese
  5. What is the custom when Chinese people eat at a restaurant
  6. Customs for the use of chopsticks
  7. The role of the knife in a restaurant
  8. The big chains locate their products in China

C. Chinese Business Development

  1. Prices and bargaining
  2. E-commerce and new payment methods
  3. When do Chinese people travel most often?
  4. Attitudes to travel
  5. Chinese business development
  6. Use of Chinese to increase sales to the Chinese market
  7. Payment methods
  8. Translations
  9. Placement of product information in social media
  10. Guanxi: Relationships and Networks

D. History, geography and the modern Chinese society

  1. History
  2. Geography and climate
  3. Architecture and Feng Shui
  4. The Chinese family structure
  5. Use of names of family members
  6. The family and other relationships: An extended family concept
  7. Sports in China
  8. Mahjong and Chinese chess

H. The Chinese written language and writing etiquette

  1. Simplified and traditional characters
  2. Character writing conventions
  3. Family name in Chinese
  4. How to conclude a formal letter
  5. Transliteration / translation of foreign names

Contact

Lær Kinesisk AS

Phone: +47 90814756
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Teaching address:
Tordenskioldsgate 2
0160 Oslo, Norway

Post address:
Tordenskioldsgate 2
0160 Oslo, Norway

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