This is the book I wish I had known about when I moved to Beijing.
For some reason, before moving, I thought I had done my homework and researched enough about the huge city that would become my new home. I was wrong... as they say, hindsight is always 20/20.
While nothing can completely take away culture shock, this book certainly would have been a big help! This easy to read guide can also be used as a reference tool for specific situations. I really liked the practical and realistic suggestions offered when an expat might find themselves in the inevitable, uncomfortable jam expats tend to find themselves in when cultures collide.
This book includes information on transportation, finding an apartment, what to do if you are bringing your children with you, day trip ideas, shopping, and more.
For other China Books I reccommend, see my list.