TITLE

Chinese personal names

AUTHOR(S)
Dai, Liqun
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Indexer;Oct2006, Vol. 25 Issue 2, pC1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the construction and transliteration of Chinese personal names. Unlike in English speaking countries, Chinese surnames precede the given name; this is an important distinction to bear in mind when alphabetizing personal names as in an index. The author notes that there is a limited number of Chinese surnames, and that eighty-seven percent of the population shares the top one-hundred-twenty-nine surnames. The logographic Chinese writing system can be transliterated into Latin characters using either the Wade-Giles or the Pinyin transcription systems.
ACCESSION #
22991174

 

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