Origins of Chinese Names (2010 Edition - EPUB)

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Did you know that if your surname is Ji and Jiang, it would mean that you are actually a descendant of the legendary emperors?

And interestingly, the predecessors who fled from the despotic King Zhou of the Shang Dynasty named themselves after the things that saved them: Li, which stood for the wild fruit muzi, and Lin, the forest which was a hide-out from the king!

Find out more fascinating details about 100 Chinese family names:
* Difference between surnames and clan names.
* Stories related to the most common surnames: Li, Wang, Zhang, Liu, Chen, Yang, Huang, and more.
* Naming traditions; names and fortune; manner of addressing.

As the book covers the entire span of recorded Chinese history from the past to the present, you will find it an eye-opener as a reference manual and a delightful source of little-known facts.

 

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100 Family Names
1
Chinese Surnames
61
How surnames were created
71
Bestowal and alteration of surnames
74
Classification of surnames
85
Major surnames
92
Chinese Given Names
97
Origins of given names
98
Names of commoners inancient times A 15
117
Imperial examinations and names I 18
118
Childhood names I 19
119
Interesting names A 20
120
Names and fortune
122
National and family name taboos
125
Customs of naming A 30
130
Name repetition I 32
132

Naming traditions
99
How names are chosen I 06
106
The Chinese Way of Addressing H4 I
141
Appendices
147

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