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Index

A

Academic calendar, 81-82

AIDS, 15, 16

Air China, 23

Airline travel, 46-47

within China, 150, 216

departure arrangements, 153, 154

Alcoholic beverages, 21, 61, 63, 106

Allergies, 17, 62

American Council of Learned Societies, 2, 159-161

American Express, 212-213

emergency check cashing locations, 211-212

Anhui Province, 21

Anthropological research, 102, 107

Appliances, electric, 27, 30-31, 40, 41-42

Archeology, 84

Archival research, 92-97

procedures, 225-226

Arrival in China, 46-48

customs regulations, 20-23

registration with U.S. embassy, 138

Asian Cultural Council, 161-162

Association of International Educators, 4

Ayi, 27, 75, 78

B

Baggage

allowances, 23

customs procedures, 21-22

train travel, 151

Banking, 18-20, 142-143

emergency check cashing locations, 211-212

Banquets, 61-64, 104-105, 106, 118

Batteries, 31, 33

BBC, 35

Beijing

availability of reading matter in, 37-38, 41

banking in, 142

computer supplies/repairs in, 33-34

cost of research services in, 217-218

exercise clubs in, 148

guidebooks, 40

health care in, 13, 14, 16-18, 146

hotels, 214

public transportation, 147

restaurants, 149

schools for children of visitors, 79, 81

sightseeing, 149

student advisory resource centers in, 233-234

U.S. government services in, 139

weather, 17, 26

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Beijing Language Institute, 81

Beijing Review, 7

Beijing University, Princeton-in-Asia program, 130-131

Bicycles, 37, 148, 216

Black market, 65

Blue Shield International, 16

Books. See Reading material

Buses, 147

Business cards, 39

C

Calculators, 41

Cameras. See Film equipment

Center for Field Research, 162-163

Center for International Education, 170-171

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13

Changchun, 8, 215

Changsha, 214

Chengdu, 9, 139, 218

student advisory resource centers in, 235-236

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, 160-161, 163-164

Children. See Spouses and children

China Advocates, 198

China Daily, 35, 38, 40

China Educational Exchange, 198

China Educational Tours, 4

China Exchange News, 32, 107, 109

China Health and Nutrition Survey, 100

China National Tourist Office, 46

China Reconstructs, 7

China Travel Service, 11, 12, 47, 150

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 87-88, 90, 110, 460

Chinese Academy of Traditional Medicine, 146

Chinese government

banking, 142-143

control of printed matter, 21

currency, 142

customs regulations, 20-23

educational exchange agreement with U.S., 239-242

foreign affairs office in, 51-53

health examination requirements, 15

offices in U.S., 9, 10

photography restrictions, 36

postal services, 140-142

regulations, 65-68

research bureaucracy, 86-89

surveillance of visitors, 55-56

tax policy, 24, 66

travel permits, 150

work unit and, 48-59

Chinese language instruction

in China, 35, 128, 173-176

in Chinese-language institutes, 132-133

in Taiwan, 130

in U.S., 130

U.S.-sponsored programs for, 3-4, 131-132

Christmas, 69, 82

Cigarettes, 21, 38

Civil Aviation Administration, 150

Classified information, 66

Clothing

availability in China, 25

cleaning, 27

mailing restrictions, 23

purchasing, in China, 28

repairs, 27-28

tailors in China, 27

wardrobe planning, 26-27, 28

Coffee, 24, 30

Collaborative research, 84, 86-87, 98, 100, 103

copublishing and, 111

laboratory work and, 111

model for, 99

reciprocity in, 111

survey research, 109

Colleges and universities, Chinese academic regulations in 189-193

archival resources of, 93

commercial activities in, 49, 53, 84, 95-96, 100-101

decision-making in, 87

eligibility for enrollment in, 184- 185

enrollment procedure, 4, 18, 133- 134, 185-186

list of, 177-183

political considerations in, 50

research environment in, 83-84, 94

student preparation for, 186-187

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teaching opportunities sponsored by, 6-7

work units in, 49-50

Colleges and universities, U.S.

study programs sponsored by, 4, 130-132

teaching opportunities sponsored by, 5

Colorado China Council, 198

Committee on Advanced Study in China, 91-92

Committee on Scholarly Communication with China, 2, 3, 98-99, 164-165

CompuServe, 143-144

Computers, 32-34, 41, 68

Condoms, 17

Conferences, 114

Contraceptives, 17

Contracts

researcher, 89

teacher, 7, 117-118, 205-210

Copying machines/services, 41-42, 43

in libraries, 96-97

Costs

of banquets, 62-63

bicycle, 37, 216

in Chinese hospitals, 147

of Chinese-made goods, 25

of computers, 33

currency type and, 65

customs deposits, 108

of domestic air travel in China, 150

of fax services, 143

of field research, 100-102

of film supplies, 35-36

food, 29, 30

foreign expert buildings, 214-216

health certification, 15

of hired cook, 75

hotel, 75-76, 214

housing, 69-71

laundry, 27

of library services, 95-96

motor vehicle, 230

of passports and visas, 9

of postal services in China, 140-142

of research, 90-91, 217-219

of schools for children of visitors, 79, 80, 81

taxi, 48, 147, 216

train travel, 151, 152

of tuition in Chinese colleges/universities, 187-188

of typewriters, 31

of Western goods in China, 25

Council for International Exchange of Scholars. See Fulbright awards

Council on International Educational Exchange, 4

Credit cards, 19, 20, 216

Cultural relics, 66

Cultural revolution, 50

Currency. See Banking;

Money

Customs regulations, 20-22, 34, 47

bonds, 108

departure from China, 154

educational equipment, 44

film equipment, 36

research equipment, 108

U.S., 22-23

D

Danwei. See Work unit

Dental care, 18, 216

Departure for China, preparations for assessment of current conditions, 8, 9

baggage and shipping, 23

customs regulations, 20-23

for field researchers, 97-98

health considerations, 12-18

individual considerations, 8

negotiating research fees, 101-102

passports and visas, 9-12

personal needs, 24-39

planning for arrival, 46-48

professional considerations, 39-45

for short-term academic visit, 113- 114

for students, 136

suggested reading, 24

supplies, 17-18

tax considerations, 24

for teachers, 115-116

Departure from China

customs regulations, 20-21

goodbyes, 153-154

possession of classified material, 66

shipping arrangements, 153

taking cultural artifacts, 66

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travel arrangements, 153, 154

U.S. customs, 22-23

via Hong Kong, 153

Detention, 67

Dictionary, 42

Dissertation research, 3

Dry cleaning, 27

E

E-mail, 143-144

Earthwatch, 3

Electricity in China, 29-33, 40, 124

Embassies, U.S., 138-140, 146

Embassy/consular offices, Chinese, in U.S., 9, 10

Emergencies

check cashing, 211-212

medical, 146, 147

U.S. embassy services, 138

visa authorization, 11

English language teachers in China credentials, 6-7

opportunities for, 7, 116

resources for, 43-44

workload, 119

Entertainment, 148-149

Ethical issues, possession of classified information, 66

Exercise, 148

Eye care, 17-18

F

Family. See Spouses and children

Fax machines/services, 34, 143

Fellowships and grants for book purchases, 43

for research, 1-3

sources of, 159-172

Field research

Chinese collaborators in, 103

costs, 100-102

drivers and vehicles for, 105, 229-231

electrical power considerations, 30-31

in ethnic minority areas, 107

evolution of Chinese policy on, 98-99

foreign affairs office and, 102-103

funding sources, 162-163

health considerations in, 106

interpreters in, 104

laboratory conditions, 110

local officials and, 104-105

maps for, 231-232

opportunities for, 98

personal supplies for, 24-25

placement in field, 102

preparations, 97-98, 99

research assistants in, 103-104

research proposal for, 89

site considerations, 105-107

supplies, 107-108, 227-232

Film equipment, 35-36

brought into China, 21, 22

Film processing, 36

First-aid kit, 17

Fogarty International Center, 165-166

Food/dining, 25, 29

field conditions, 106-107, 228-229

home preparation, 29, 30, 73, 75

in hotels, 76

in restaurants, 29, 39, 62-63, 73, 75

at ritual banquets, 61-62

on trains, 151

Western, in China, 30, 149

Footwear, 26, 28

Ford Foundation, 98

Foreign affairs office, 51-53, 84

field research and, 102-103

teacher's relations with, 117-118

Foreign community, 68-69

Foreign exchange currency, 142

Foreign Experts Bureau, 7, 11

Foreign experts in China buildings for 214-216

contract for, 205-210

housing for, 70

recruitment of, 6

salary and compensation, 6

visas, 11

vs. foreign teacher, 6

see also Teaching in China

Foreign Language Press, 7

Foreign teachers in China application process, 7

attire, 26

contracts for, 7, 205-210

course content considerations, 66

English language teachers, 6-7, 43, 116

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housing for, 70

opportunities for, 5-7

opportunities for spouses of, 7

preparations for departure to China, 42-45

recruitment of, 6-7

salary and compensation, 7

special amenities for, 56-57

visas, 11

vs. foreign expert, 6

see also Teaching in China

Free-lance work, 24

Friendship Stores, 25, 30, 35, 37, 39, 40, 76, 153

Fudan University, 147

Fulbright awards, 5, 43, 164

Fuzhou, 215

G

Games, 38

Gamma globulin, 13, 14

Geology, 99

Gifts

brought from China, 22

brought into China, 21

for Chinese colleagues/friends, 38-39, 153-154

recorded music, 35

ritual observances in giving of, 64

Global Positioning Systems, 232

Graduate/postgraduate studies, 1-2, 91

funding sources, 159-172

Group travel, 23

Guangxi, 215

Guangzhou, 80

student advisory resource centers in, 236-237

U.S. consulate in, 140

Guanxi, 58-60, 85, 88-89, 99-100

Guidebooks, 40

H

Hangzhou, 214, 215

Health

certification, 15, 196-197

cold weather preparations, 26-27

dining considerations, 29

field research and, 106

funding for science research in, 165-166

of hired help, 78

insurance, 16

pediatric care, 77, 79

preparations for departure to China, 12-16

Rh-negative blood supply in China, 146

services in China, 145-147, 216-217

supplies, 17-18

water treatment and, 227-228

HIV/AIDS, 15, 16

Holidays, 81-82, 192-193

Hong Kong, 12, 36, 41, 46, 153

Hopkins-Nanjing Center, 4-5, 69

Hospitals, 146

Hotels, 71, 75-77, 112

costs, 214

food in, 29, 30, 149

laundry services in, 27

payment in, 20

shuttle buses, 48

telephone communications in, 145

traveling in China, 150

Housing

campus apartments, 74-75

cleanliness of, 25

costs, 69-71

dining facilities, 29, 70, 73

for families, 77-78

in field research, 106, 229

in foreign community, 68-69

for foreign experts, 6, 214-216

for foreign teachers, 7

for friends/relatives visiting foreigners in China, 12

hotels, 75-77

management of, 55

quality of, 56-57

in rural areas, 71

storage space, 26

student dormitories, 72-74, 188

Humanities

research environment, 88

research funding, 2, 3, 159-162, 163-165, 167-168

I

Identification

card, 49

medical, 146

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photographs for, 37

see also Passports;

Visas

Immunizations, 13

Insurance, 16

Intellectual property rights, 90

Internal Revenue Service, 24

International Medical Center, Beijing, 13, 14, 17, 146

International School of Beijing, 79

International Schools Service, 199

International Scientific and Information Services, Inc., 199

Interpersonal relations

among professionals, 125-126, 127

appropriate behavior for visitors, 56

Chinese style, 54-55, 57, 118-119

concept of privacy in, 54

departure from China, 153-154

with foreign affairs office, 51-53

in foreign communities, 68-69

gift giving, 21, 35, 38-39

guanxi concept, 58-60

meeting fellow students, opportunities for, 135-136

political issues in, 57-58

reciprocity in, 60

research process and, 85

with research team drivers, 105

role of ritual in, 60-61

romantic relationships, 67

student-teacher, 116, 124, 126-127, 137

taking of photographs and, 36

in work unit, 50-51

Interpreters

classroom instruction and, 121-122

for field research, 104

specialized dictionaries for, 42

J

Japan, 12

Japanese encephalitis, 14

Jiangsu Province, 21

Johns Hopkins University, 4-5, 69

Joint Committee on Chinese Studies, 2

K

Kress Foundation, 166-167

L

Laboratory research, 42, 110-112

Lanzhou, 41

Laundry, 27

Legal issues, 65-68

China-U.S. educational exchange protocols, 239-242

for foreign students, 191-192

intellectual property rights, 90

see also Chinese government

Libraries, 92-97

general reference works in, 237-238

student advisory resource centers in, 233-237

see also Archival research

Lindbergh Fund, 167

Liuban, 51

Luce Foundation, 2, 98, 167-168

Lunar New Year, 81

M

Malaria, 13-14

Maps, 231-232

May Day, 82

Medicines

brought into China, 13, 17, 21

Chinese, 146

mailing of, 142

syringes for, 14

Meetings, 64

Microfilm, 96, 97

Milk, 29

Minorities of China, 107

Money

banking in China, 18-20, 142-143

conversion, 6, 65, 142

currency and banking in China, 142-143

departure arrangements, 154

emergency check cashing, 211-212

transactions in remote areas, 105-106

traveler's checks, 19-20

from U.S. sources, 18-19

see also Costs

Montessori School, 79, 80

Motor vehicles, 147, 229-231

Movie-theaters, 148

Music, Chinese, 35, 135, 148-149

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NAFSA, 4

Nanjing, 218

Nanjing University, 4-5, 69, 94

National Council of Churches of Christ, 199

National Day, 82

National Endowment for the Humanities, 2, 168

National Geographic Society, 3, 169

National Program for Advanced Study in Research in China, 2, 3, 164 -165

National Science Foundation, 2-3, 90, 98, 110, 170

Neibu material, 66

Newspapers and periodicals, 7

Chinese, 38, 40, 41

Western, availability of, 37-38

O

Office equipment, 31-32, 41-42

Opera, 148

P

Parks, 148

Passports, 138

cost of, 9

forms for, 194-197

preparations for departure to China, 9-12

renewing, 65

types of, 9

Peace Corps, 5

Peking Union Medical College, 17, 146, 147

Peking University, 50, 94, 97, 147

Pets, 22

Pinyin romanization, 141

Plagiarism, 124

Political context

of academic institutions, 50

of friendships, 57-58

research in ethnic minority areas, 107

survey research and, 109

visitor behavior, 55-56

visitor's privacy and, 55

Postal services, 140-142

Princeton-in-Asia, 130-131, 199

Printed matter shipping, 23

Privacy, 54-55, 56

Proposal for research, 89-90

Public Security Bureau, 65-66, 150

Public transportation, 147

Q

Questionnaires, research, 109-110

R

Rabies, 106

Radios, 35

Reading material

availability in China, 37-38, 42

classified information, 66

for classroom instruction, 121, 125

confiscation of, 21

as gift, 38

needs of foreign teachers in China, 42-44

newspapers, Chinese/Western, 7, 37-38, 40, 41

professional/scholarly resources, 40-41, 42-44

resources about China, 24, 40, 220-224

specialized dictionaries, 42

Religious practice, 67, 136

Researchers and scholars in China

academic environment, 83-85

affiliations of, 93-94

archival research, 92-97

costs of research for, 90-91, 95-96, 217-219

formal invitation to, 91-92

funding sources for, 1-3, 159-172

guidelines for research proposal, 89-91

housing for, 70-71

laboratory considerations, 110-112

preparations for departure, 40-42

relations with host unit, 84, 85-89

short-term visits, 112-114

special amenities for, 56-57

survey research, 109-110

travel within China, 152

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See also Field research

Restaurants, 29, 62-63, 107, 149

treating colleagues and friends, 39

Rh-negative blood, 146

Ritual

of banquets, 61-64, 118

role of, 60-61

Rural areas

banquets in, 106

consumer goods in, 24-25

health considerations, 13, 14

housing in, 71

monetary transactions in, 105-106

social science fieldwork in, 98-100

S

Salary and compensation

for foreign expert in China, 6

for foreign teachers in China, 7

for interviewers/interviewees, 110

tax policies, 24

from U.S. sources, 18-19

Sanitary napkins, 17

Schools for children of visitors, 77, 78-81

Scientific equipment

in Chinese laboratories, 110-111

customs regulations, 21-22, 108

for field research, 107-108

research needs, 41-42

Shandong Province, 99

Shandung University, 94

Shanghai, 80, 140, 147, 214, 215, 218-219

customs officials, 21

student advisory resource centers in, 234-235

Shashi, 215

Shenyang, 80, 140, 237

Shifu, 73

Shipping

into China, 22, 23

costs, 217

of equipment, 108

out of China, 22, 153

postal services in China, 140-142

Shopping in China, 25

for clothing, 28

for food and cooking supplies, 29, 30

Short-term academic visits, 112-114

Shortwave radios, 35

Sister-city programs, 136

Smithsonian Institution, 3

Social life

for foreign teachers in China, 126-127

reciprocity in, 60

recreation and entertainment, 148-149

ritual in, 60-64

student-teacher interaction, 116

Social Science Research Council, 2

Social sciences

fieldwork, 98-108

research, 86, 88

research funding, 2, 3, 159-161, 163-165, 167-168

survey research, 109-110

Software, 34

Sports, 135, 148

Spouses and children, 25, 38

employment opportunities, 7

of foreign expert in China, 6

housing for, 77-78

passport/visa considerations, 9

regulations regarding, 77

schooling for, 77, 78-81

Spring Festival, 81

Stamps, 39

Stanford University, 99

State Education Commission, 11, 86-87, 88, 109

Students, Chinese

academic preparation of, 123, 124

advisory/resource centers for, 233- 237

class participation by, 120, 122-123

English language ability, 121-122

observations from foreign teachers, 120-121

organizations, 123

student-teacher relations, 116, 123, 126-127, 137

study habits, 43

workload expectations, 123

Students, foreign

in Chinese-language institutes, 132-133

daily living for, 134-136

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enrollment in Chinese university, 133-134, 184-188

expenses for, 187-188

foreign affairs office for, 51, 52

housing for, 69-70, 72-74

library fees, 95-96

opportunities for, 3-5, 130-132

school regulations, 189-193

spouses and children of, 77

travel in China, 136, 152

tutors for, 136-137

visas, 11

visits from friends/relatives, 12

Summer, 112

Supplies

camera/film, 35-36

classroom, 124-125

costs, 217

for daily living, 24-39

electrical, 30, 31-34

for fieldwork, 107-108, 227-232

food and cooking, 29-30

health and hygiene, 17-18

identification photographs, 37

medical, 13, 14, 17, 21

office, 34-35, 42

for researchers going to China, 40-42

roach killer, 75

sewing, 27

tape recorder, 35

for teachers going to China, 42-45

Western, in China, 18, 25

Surveillance, 55

Survey research, 109-110

T

Tape recorders, 30, 31, 35, 41, 44

Taxes, 24, 66

departure, 154

Taxi service, 47-48, 147, 216

Teaching English as a Second Language, 116

Teaching in China

adjustment process, 128-129

application for, 201-204

bureaucratic relations, 117-119

contract for, 205-210

establishing terms/conditions of, 117-118

materials for, 116

non-academic responsibilities, 119

opportunities for, 116

professional relationships, 125-126, 127

role of teacher in China, 116

size of classes, 119

sponsorship sources, 198-200

student-centered approach, 121

student-teacher relations, 123, 126-127

working conditions, 124-125

workloads, 119-120

see also Foreign experts in China;

Foreign teachers in China;

Students,

Chinese

Telephone communications, 13, 73, 144-145

E-mail, 143-144

fax machines/services, 34-35, 143

Television, 148

Test of English as a Foreign Language, 43

Textbooks, 42-43

Theft, 68, 151-152

bicycle, 37

precautions, 32

Tiananmen Square, 50, 58, 109

Tianjin, 80, 216, 219

Tibet, 107

Time zones, 145

Toiletries, 17-18

Tourist season, 12, 113, 153

Train travel, 70, 71-72, 150-152

Travel in China, 112, 149-152

car rental, 147

costs, 216

domestic airlines, 150

drivers and vehicles, 38, 105, 229-231

off-limits areas, 65

permits, 65-66

permits for, 150

preparations for, 12

scheduling, 81, 82

taxi service, 47-48

urban transportation, 147-148

via train, 70, 71-72, 150, 151-152

Traveler's checks, 19-20, 143

Tutors, 81, 136-137

Typewriters, 30, 31-32, 41

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U

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 199

United States

Department of Education fellowships, 170-171

educational exchange agreement with China, 239-242

embassies/consulates in China, 138-140

opportunities for Chinese colleagues in, 103, 111

preparations for return to, 22-23

questions about, 44-45, 54

schools in China, 80

United States-China Cooperative Research Program, 2

Universities. See Colleges and universities, Chinese;

Colleges and universities, U.S.

U.S. Information Agency, 5

V

Vacations, 81-82

Vehicles, 105

Video equipment, 36, 40, 44, 125

Viral hepatitis A, 13, 14

Visas, 9-12, 194-195

Visual and performing arts, research funding for, 161-162

Voice of America, 35

Volunteers in Asia, 199

W

Waiban. See Foreign affairs office

Water, 30, 227-228

Western Washington University, 199

Winter, 8, 17, 26-27, 28, 29, 69

Work schedules, 89-90

Work units

in academic settings, 49-50

authority in, 86

characteristics of, 48-51

field research and, 100-101

health services in, 145-146

individual differences in, 53

interpersonal relations in, 50-51

mail distribution in, 141

meals, 76

research environment and, 84, 85-89

teacher's relations with, 117

welcoming banquet, 61

World Bank, 171-172

World Wildlife Fund, 3

WorldTeach, 200

X

Xiamen, 216, 219

Xi'an, 41

Xinhua News Agency, 7

Xinjiang, 107

Xitong, 86, 87, 88, 89

Z

Zhejiang Province, 21

Zouping County, 99

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Being prepared in China, says one researcher, can mean "the difference between a headache and a productive day." Acclaimed by readers, this friendly and practical volume--now updated with important new information--offers all the details academic visitors need to make long-term stays in China productive, comfortable, and fun.

Academic opportunities have been revived in the years since the Tiananmen Square event, and the book opens with an overview of what we have learned from our academic exchanges with China, the opportunities now available, and resources for more information.

To help visitors prepare for daily life, the book covers everything from how to obtain the correct travel documents to what kinds of snack foods are available in China, from securing accommodations to having the proper gift for your Chinese dinner host.

Frank discussions on the research and academic environments in China will help students, investigators, and teachers from their initial assignment to a danwei, or work unit, to leaving the country with research materials intact. The book offers practical guidelines on working with Chinese academic institutions and research assistants, arranging work-related travel, managing working relationships, resolving language issues, and--perhaps most important--understanding Chinese attitudes and customs toward study, research, and work life.

New material in this edition includes an expanded section on science and social science field work, with a discussion of computers: which ones work best in China, how to arrange to bring your computer in, where to find parts and supplies, how to obtain repairs, and more. Living costs, health issues, and addresses and fax numbers for important services are updated. Guidance is offered on currency, transportation, communications, bringing children into China, and other issues.

Based on the first-hand reports of hundreds of academic visitors to China and original research by the authors, this book will be useful to anyone planning to live and work in China: students, researchers, and teachers and their visiting family members, as well as business professionals.

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