Corporate Search ® Krista Slade & Natasha Vasiliou
www.irasia.com ® Krista Slade & Natasha Vasiliou
Tittle-Tatler … ® Krista Slade & Natasha Vasiliou
Malaysia - TitlesForms of Address: Encik (pronounced En-chik) - rough equivalent to Mr; eg Encik Azahari bin Ahmed could be addressed as Encik Azahari or Mr Azahari. “bin” refers to “son of” ie son of Ahmed in this case Cik (pronounced Chik)- rough equivalent to Miss; Puan – rough equivalent of Mrs; Tuan - title of respect for older/distinguished people, similar to “sir”. The feminine form is “Puan”. Often precedes a second title “Haji” (feminine “Hajjah”) which indicates a person who has made a pilgrimage (Haj) to Mecca.Titles: There are many titles conferred either by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Paramount Ruler of Malaysia), or by sultans and rulers of states, as well as customary titles (including royal and semi-royal titles, religious, village and regional leadership, hereditary and honorific titles). Tun (Feminine Toh Puan) is the highest honour that can be conferred on a commoner. It is bestowed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Not common. Tan Sri (Feminine Puan Sri) is bestowed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the advice of the federal government and is the equivalent of a knighthood. Generally regarded as higher in status than Datuk. Address simply as Tan Sri, or Puan Sri as applicable. Datuk (old form Dato is still commonly used), can be a hereditary title for traditional leaders not of a royal line or can be an ex-officio title. It can be bestowed by one of the State Sultans or by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in consequence of admission to one of a number of orders. Its holders should be addressed simply as Datuk (pronounced Dato). Wives typically take the title Datin. NB women can be given the title Datin in their own right. The Monash standard for nametags and mailings is that where a person has adopted an English given name we use this in English-style order, eg Dr Robert Ting. Where they have no English name, we leave the name in original Chinese format , ie Dr Ting Seng Kiong.Courtesy of Michael Simmonds, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) ® Krista Slade & Natasha Vasiliou
Postal PointersHong Kong – no postal codes Half the population lives in public housing (tip: if the address has “estate” in it, most likely a public housing estate) Affluent neighbourhoods include: The Peak, Mid-Levels, Repulse Bay, Stanley, Sai Kung, Shouson Hill, Discovery Bay Kowloon Tong, Deep Water BaySingapore – has postal codes! A large proportion live in public housing (tip: HDB – Housing Development Board) If someone has an independent house, it’s usually a wealth indicator ® Krista Slade & Natasha Vasiliou
Cultural SavvyJapan 2Know® Bows and Handshakes A handshake is appropriate upon meeting. The Japanese handshake is limp, with little or no eye contact. Some Japanese bow and shake hands. The bow is a highly regarded greeting to show respect and is appreciated by the Japanese. However, be aware that a bow between two Japanese people is a complicated ritual. The degree of inclination depends on the relationship between the people involved and the situation in which bows are exchanged. Foreigners should not attempt more than a slight bow to show courtesy, and should never bow in jest. To bow, place your heels together, bend from the waist and look down. Do not look at the other person. Also be sure to bow your head. When bowing, men should keep their hands at their sides. Women should cross their hands in front of their bodies. Make sure you are standing farther away from the other person than you would if you were shaking hands. Otherwise, you risk hitting heads. ® Krista Slade & Natasha Vasiliou
Hong Kong Convocation ® Krista Slade & Natasha Vasiliou
Hong Kong Scholars – it’s a hard life … ® Krista Slade & Natasha Vasiliou
Links from Natasha’s Desk …Asia’s Most Powerful Families The Asia Society - AMAZING Resource!on the cover of Time Magazine: http://www.asiasource.org/http://www.time.com/time/asia/covers/501040223/ International Grants and Funders:Asia Inc. - Who’s Hot in Asia http://www.fundsnetservices.com/internat.http://www.asia-inc.com/Jun04/HOTinAsia_jun.htm htmWorth looking at even though outdated (no longer published): Asia Week’s Power Lists from 2001 http://www.cfoasia.com/http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/features/ Real Estate:Country Profiles – including etiquette: http://www.hongkonghomes.com/http://www.windowontheworldinc.com/countryprofil Asian Philanthropy: e/index.html http://www.asianphilanthropy.org/rorg/indAsian Business & Research News Portal: ex.cfmhttp://www.apmforum.com/asiaportal.htm Conference Schedules – For example: http://www.hkcec.com.hk/english/eventcal endar/event_list.php ® Krista Slade & Natasha Vasiliou
NewslinksChina Daily http://www.chinadaily.netChina Online http://www.chinaonline.comFar Eastern Economic Review http://www.feer.comHong Kong Standard http://www.thestandard.com.hk/topstory.cfmInsideChina http://www.insidechina.comSouth China Morning Post http://www.scmp.com/ ® Krista Slade & Natasha Vasiliou
Monographs We RecommendBecker, Jasper. The Chinese (2000: John Murray, London)Breen, Michael. The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, WhereTheir Future Lies (1999: Orion Business Books, London)Cannon, Margaret. China Tide: The Revealing Story of the Hong KongExodus to Canada (1989: Harper & Collins, Toronto)Ching, Frank. The Li Dynasty: Hong Kong Aristocrats (1999: OxfordUniversity Press; Oxford & New York)Hayhoe, Ruth. China’s Universities, 1895-1995 – A Century of CulturalConflict (1996: Garland Publishing, New York & London)Joseph, Joe. The Japanese: Strange But Not Strangers (1993: Viking,London) ® Krista Slade & Natasha Vasiliou
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Contact InfoSunnybrook & Women’s Foundationwww.sw.caNatasha Vasilioue-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgUniversity of Torontowww.utoronto.caKrista Sladee-mail: email@example.com ® Krista Slade & Natasha Vasiliou
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