Chinese American Names: Tradition and Transition
McFarland, 2008 M07 16 - 240 páginas
The naming practices of Chinese Americans are the focus of this work. Since Chinese immigration began in the mid-19th century, names of immigrants and their descendants have been influenced by both Chinese and American name customs. This detailed study first describes the naming traditions of China, providing a base for understanding how personal names may change in the interaction between cultures. One discovers that surnames are clues to Chinese dialect sounds, that many have been Americanized, that new surnames were created and that, in more recent decades as the Chinese American population has grown, new names practices developed and surnames have proliferated. Included are ideographs to surnames and an overview of their preservation by Americans of Chinese descent.
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Foreword by Him Mark Lai
CHINESE NAME TRADITIONS
NAMES AS CLUES TO IDENTITY
CHINESE AMERICAN NAME CUSTOMS
Its Only a Paper Name
Americanization of Names
Transferring Name Traditions
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