Welcome to China

Panjiayuan Welcome to China

That phrase, Welcome to China, is a familiar utterance from just about everyone, everywhere. Be that an occasionally-encountered border cop trying to be friendly to you, or the random street vendor trying to “please” / “wow” you with a stuffed panda toy (most likely overpriced), you’ll hear it everywhere, but probably also at train stations in angst, as you’re confused by all those train numbers — causing you to miss your connection!

In these specialised guides, Welcome to China on Unhyped China takes you on a unique look at the country from one-of-a-kind perspectives. Learn all about China from the people who live there so when you’re off the plane at last, you’ll meet that phrase with a smile — and knowing you’d have learnt all about those surprises online.

  • Condensed Chinese History
  • The People, Language, and Religion
  • Chinese Values Held Near and Dear
  • Geography and the Weather
  • Politics and Government
  • Getting In and Around: Entry Documents and National Infrastructure
  • Delicacies that Make Up Chinese Cuisine
  • Schools and Universities
  • Media and Telecommunications
  • Residency and Citizenship
  • Survival Chinese
  • Mind the Gap
  • Faux Pas to Avoid

These guides will be ready in full by the start of the Chinese New Year of the Sheep — by late February 2015.