citations for each of these books is in the references. All
these books are written
without specialized vocabulary, so an intermediate-level reader
of English can probably understand most of what they say.
Guide to U. S. Higher Education, a comprehensive guide in Chinese about graduate, undergraduate, professional studies in the United States, published by the EducationUSA Center of American International Education Foundation.
American Education Directory, an introduction of American colleges and universities, language schools and high schools in Chinese language. Detailed reference guide for the top 100 American graduate programs. Published by the EducationUSA Center of American International Education Foundation.
American Ways: A Guide for Foreigners in
the United States,
written by an experienced foreign student adviser, gives a
basic introduction to American culture.
The Art of Crossing Cultures combines information about American
and other cultures with practical suggestions for coping with
and learning from cultural differences.
Americans at Work: A Guide to the Can-Do People discusses typical American ideas and practices as found in places of work. Especially recommended for graduate assistants, post-doctoral fellows, interns, or others who will be in workplaces with Americans.
Culture Shock! U.S.A. is another introduction to American
culture, somewhat more specific than American Ways.
The Yin and Yang of American Culture is a Korean-American’s
view of American culture as contrasted with Asian cultures.
Readers from Asian countries besides Korea, including China,
can learn from it.
Living in the U.S.A. addresses practical aspects of life in
the United States, such as tipping, using telephones, using
the transportation system, and so on.
Effective Study Skills is one of many available publications
concerning study skills that have proven effective for students
in American-style schools.