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The girl at the baggage claim

Gish Jen

The girl at the baggage claim

explaining the East-West culture gap

by Gish Jen

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  • 18 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • East and West,
  • Culture,
  • International economic relations,
  • International relations,
  • Social psychology,
  • Culture conflict

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-298) and index.

    StatementGish Jen
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCB251 .J46 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 310 pages
    Number of Pages310
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27228149M
    ISBN 101101947829
    ISBN 109781101947821
    LC Control Number2016026243
    OCLC/WorldCa951753755

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