China Today: Expectations and Realities

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As this issue was being typeset, I embarked on a great adventure. I led a People to People delegation of 15 technical communicators and 4 guests on a 10-day tour of the People’s Republic of China. This was my first trip to Asia, and I set out with many expectations based on reading and discussions with friends and colleagues who had visited there. What I found in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guilin, however, was often quite different from what I had expected.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 2003

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