I launched a new series of practical guides for expats, where I share valuable information and insights for living and working in China. These Expat Guides are based on our own first-hand experiences, and those of fellow expats, from our life in Beijing.
I’m about to finish my latest book, a shopping guide for Beijing. Scroll down to read more.
Newcomer to Beijing
This Expat Guide for Newcomers to Beijing is about cultural and practical considerations for starting your new expat life in Beijing. Its goal is to prepare you mentally for living in China, to explore how you can create an expat lifestyle that best suits you, and to help you hit the ground running.
The Guide is a compilation of the most popular posts from the Beijing Expat Guide website – edited and presented in a format that follows your steps from planning your move to a new culture to settling into your new life in Beijing… Read more
Managing in China
This Expat Guide to Managing in China is about the people element in a Chinese workplace, from the perspective of Westerners.
Real life examples and practical tips help foreign professionals to survive and thrive in a Chinese work environment with Chinese employees, colleagues, supervisors, partners, and infrastructure…Read more
Beijing Shopping Guide
Beijing can be an overwhelming place for a newcomer. The language can make it difficult to navigate and to find the things you are looking for.
But sticking to the main tourist and expat areas for shopping means missing out on so many great shopping experiences.
This Shopping Guide tells you where to find everything, from souvenirs to everyday items, Chinese specialties to imported goodies. The book also gives a handy reference to over 20 different markets, 13 shopping streets and many of Beijing’s countless shopping malls and special stores…Read more