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APPENDIX L

Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993*

HOTEL RATES AND FOOD COSTS

Beijing

 

Landmark Hotel

US$40/night

21st Century Hotel

US$30/night

Changsha

 

Rong Yuan Hotel

US$35/night

Food

US$10/day

Hangzhou

 

Provincial hotels

US$40-50/night

Shanghai

 

Yangtze Hotel

single: Y100/night

 

double: Y150/night

DORMITORIES AND FOREIGN EXPERT BUILDINGS

Beijing

 

Beijing University, Shaoyuan Lou

 

(twin beds, TV, refrigerator, telephone, bathroom)

Y81 /night

*  

Prices are rising rapidly in China. Costs noted in this section are intended to provide a point of reference but are likely to have increased since publication.



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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC APPENDIX L Approximate Costs of Hotel Rooms, Food, Internal Travel, Services, Clothing, and Medical Care, Fall 1993* HOTEL RATES AND FOOD COSTS Beijing   Landmark Hotel US$40/night 21st Century Hotel US$30/night Changsha   Rong Yuan Hotel US$35/night Food US$10/day Hangzhou   Provincial hotels US$40-50/night Shanghai   Yangtze Hotel single: Y100/night   double: Y150/night DORMITORIES AND FOREIGN EXPERT BUILDINGS Beijing   Beijing University, Shaoyuan Lou   (twin beds, TV, refrigerator, telephone, bathroom) Y81 /night *   Prices are rising rapidly in China. Costs noted in this section are intended to provide a point of reference but are likely to have increased since publication.

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC Beijing University, Building #6   (single bedroom, shared living area, bathroom, carpet, TV, telephone) Y1,025/month People's University, Foreign Experts' Building   (single room with bathroom, refrigerator, desk, AC, telephone, TV) Y100/night Food Y10-15/day Western buffets (in hotels) Y30-90 Changchun   Jilin University Guest House   (with bathroom and TV)   Foreign visiting scholars US$16/night Students US$8/night Fuzhou   Fuzhou Normal University,   Foreign Experts' Building   Single room, two beds Y90/night Guangxi   Guangxi Normal University   Foreign Students' Building   Double room US$12/night Hangzhou   Hangzhou University, Old Foreign Experts'   Building   Single room Y45/night Shanghai   Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Guesthouse   Room with bathroom, TV, AC, refrigerator, phone, twin beds) Y74/night Shanghai Conservatory of Music   Single room with twin beds Y53/night Double room Y28/night Food Y50/day Shashi   Shashi Hospital Staff Housing   Shared 3-room apartment Y2,000/month

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC Tianjin   Nankai University, Foreign Student Dormitory   Room with private bath, AC, maid service) US$8/night Food Y3/meal Xiamen   Xiamen University, Foreign Experts' Guesthouse Apartment Y1,500 month TRANSPORTATION COSTS   Airfares (one-way)   Beijing-Shanghai Y590 Chengdu-HongKong Y2,220 Hangzhou-Beijing Y600 Shanghai-Guangzhou Y620 Taxis   Calculated by distance and   quality of car Y1-Y2/km Y10 (minimum) Beijing:   People's University to airport Y8 Shanghai:   City center to outlying factory area Y50-Y70 (one way) Buses   Y0.1-Y0.2/km   Qinghai-Gansu Y300 Vans/Jeeps   Beijing Y20-30/day Chengdu Y150-250/day Bicycles   Beijing Y180-200 used   Y340-800 new SERVICES   Banking   Beijing: charge US$ on credit card (Visa) for 4% fee   Dental Care   Shanghai: US$15  

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC Medical Care   Beijing: medical testing/blood drawing: Y17.50, plus Y20 processing fee   Shipping   Shanghai: Y15-30/kilo   MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AVAILABLE   teflon frying pan Y40 coffee maker Y60 Sino-French wine Y25 fountain pen Y4 airmail envelopes Y1 (10-pack) 3''x5" index cards Y2.5 (100-pack) notebooks   Chinese Y0.8 Japanese Y6.80 Paperclips Y0.5 (100-pack) 9"x12" clipboard Y10 desk lamp Y17 correction fluid Y8.2 post-it notes Y8.5 voltage transformer/stabilizer Y350 power strip Y50 3.5" diskettes (1MB) Y85/10 small crescent wrench Y7.2 screwdriver Y1 4'x6' straw mat Y25 toilet paper Y0.3-Y0.8 map of Beijing bus routes Y1.2 500g oranges (1 jin) Y1-2 International Herald Tribune Y15 bath towel Y10 rabbit fur-lined gloves Y17 RESEARCH COSTS   Beijing   Peking University   Photocopying Y0.2-Y0.8/page Microfilm Y1.4/page (11"x18") Transcribing Y8-Y12/hour user fee   microfilms Y2 rare books Y1-Y3/box

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC Number One Historical Archive   microfilm Y2.50-3.60/sheet Chengdu   Chengdu University of Technology   photography Y3-10 Sichuan Provincial Archives   Copying Y0.5 (8.5"x11")   Y0.8 (11"x16") microfilming   color Y10/frame black and white Y2/frame preservation   microfilm Y5/reel/day PRC founding documents Y0.5/juan Qing documents Y2/juan Republican documents Y0.8/juan Revolution documents Y1/juan storage   ordinary documents Y2/juan special documents Y10/juan Nanjing   Number Two Historical Archive   looking fee   pre-1937 Y3/juan post-1937 Y1.5/juan hand copying Y0.3/page xeroxing   (large) Y1.5/page (small) Y1/page **add Y0.3/page surcharge for "protection"**   Shanghai   Fudan University   copying   (small) Y0.5/page (large) Y1/page Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences   library card Y40 copying Y0.4/page

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC Shanghai Municipal Archives   ID card Y4/month Shanghai Municipal Library   photocopying   (8"x11") Y0.3/page (12"x16.5") Y1.3/page photographing Y5/photo Tianjin   Tianjin Municipal Archives   copy fees, foreign scholars   fuyin fee Y0.5/page baohu fee Y1/file liyong fee Y20-30/file Xiamen   Xiamen University   copying Y0.2-0.3/page