Peachtree City, GA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014
Those that want to learn more about Chinese culture have a new option. Available now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, "Lessons From China: A Westerner’s Cultural Education" by Beau Sides, (Rutledge Publishing), is a fictional story of a young woman who moves to China to teach English, only to discover that she has some lessons of her own to learn.
"Lessons from China" is a heartwarming exploration of China that innocently, and often humorously, takes in to account the many differences and similarities to US culture through the eyes of a young American and first-time traveler.
As more westerners travel to China for business, leisure, and humanitarian service, learning cultural norms has become a necessary and indispensable for social and economic survival and immersion. This propelled Beau Sides to write his book and share unique insights on current Chinese culture, business, personal etiquette, and economic development through a an easy-to-read fictional travelogue. Delicately sprinkled with bits of historical background, the story follows Jan Cross, a recent college graduate through her journeys in China.
Readers will appreciate the accuracy and the detail of Lessons from China and how it reflects China as it is today and is recommended for China enthusiasts, Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL), domestic teachers and students, business travelers, leisure travelers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and sending organizations will love Lessons from China.
Early reviewers are raving about the book. David M. Dye shares, “Lessons from China provides readers unfamiliar with China an enlightening look at a slice of that immense and ancient land and people as well as concrete tips on how to navigate business relationships in a foreign culture.”
After over forty trips and numerous teaching tours, Sides considers China his second home. With each opportunity, Sides continues to build cross-cultural relationships between Americans and the Chinese by fostering cultural awareness. His frequent travels to the Middle Kingdom have ensured the relevancy of his writing.
To download a sample chapter, visit this page on the author’s website. Those interested in helping spread the word can visit the sharing landing page on beausides.com. Available now, "Lessons From China: A Westerner’s Cultural Education" is now available for purchase with Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
About Beau Sides:
Beau Sides, author of "Lessons from China: A Westerners Cultural Education," is the founder and president of Global Partners in Life (GPiL), a non-profit organization that helps orphaned children, special needs orphans, and disadvantaged youth with educational, humanitarian and medical needs in China. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, GPiL has been giving for the purpose of enabling young lives to prosper since 2004.
As a businessman, teacher, humanitarian, and husband, Sides enjoys the business of making life better for those around him. Formerly, he served in the tech world successfully as a manager for IBM. As his interest in Chinese culture grew, he earned the title of teacher while serving on numerous teaching tours as an English language instructor at a Chinese university and other business and language schools in China. His passion is to serve others, and doing so as the president of Global Partners in Life has been his focus and joy. Beau lives in Georgia with Leah, his beautiful wife of more than 26 years. For more information on Beau Sides, visit his website http://www.beausides.com.