CultureShock! Shanghai is an indispensable guide for anyone planning a stay in the "Paris of the East". For centuries, Shanghai has been China's melting pot where east meets west. Let Keith Tan, with his insider knowledge and non-native perspective, take you through the process of settling in, whether for short or longer stays. From setting up your bank account and navigating Chinese bureaucracy to enjoying meat dumplings and locating the best cocktail bars beyond the touristy confines of the Bund, all the practical information you need is at your fingertips. How do you navigate the extensive bus and subway networks? And what about meeting the locals and making friends? If you are lucky enough to find yourself in this vibrant and cosmopolitan city, get the most of out of your stay with this essential and fun-to-read guide!