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Chinese American names : tradition and transition

Author: Emma Woo Louie
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Conference publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains information on Chinese name traditions, names as clues to identity, Chinese American name customs, and surname characters.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Louie, Emma Woo, 1926-
Chinese American names.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1998
(OCoLC)605443143
Material Type: Conference publication, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Woo Louie
ISBN: 0786404183 9780786404186
OCLC Number: 37705342
Description: viii, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Him Mark Lai --
pt. I. Chinese Name Traditions. 1. History, Myths and Family Names. 2. Sources of Family Names. 3. Some Characteristics of Family Names. 4. On Chinese Given Names. 5. The Generation Name --
pt. II. Names as Clues to Identity. 6. Who Are Chinese Americans? 7. A Great Variety in Dialect Sound. 8. A Choice of Name Styles --
pt. III. Chinese American Name Customs. 9. Chinese Names in Early Official Records. 10. Stabilizing Surnames. 11. It's Only a "Paper" Name. 12. Attempts to Standardize Chinese Name Spelling. 13. Americanization of Names. 14. Transferring Name Traditions. 15. New Patronyms and Other New Names. 16. Surname Clumping and Family Associations --
pt. IV. What's in a Surname Character?
Responsibility: by Emma Woo Louie ; with a foreword by Him Mark Lai.
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The naming practices of Chinese Americans are the focus of this fascinating work. The naming traditions of China are first presented, followed by a discussion of the names of many Chinese immigrants  Read more...

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