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 Chinese surname - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A Chinese surname, family name (Template:Zh-d-cp) or clan name (氏; shì), is one of the hundreds or thousands of family names that have been historically used by Han Chinese and Sinicized Chinese ethnic groups in mainland China, Taiwan, and among ethnic Chinese in overseas Chinese communities.
Chinese surnames are shared by people speaking a number of dialects and languages which often have different pronunciations of their surnames.
The story is that the founder of the clan was adopted and so took the surname Liao, but in honor of his ancestors, he demanded that he be buried with the surname Chen.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Chinese_surname   (2959 words)

  
 Chinese clan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Chinese clan (Chinese: 宗族; pinyin: zōngzú) is a patrilineal and patrilocal group of related Chinese people with a common surname and sharing a common ancestor and, in many cases, an ancestral village (see clan).
Clan loyalties tend to be very strong in the south of China, and to a large extent are reinforced by ties to the ancestral village, common property, and often a common spoken Chinese dialect which can be unintelligible to people outside the village.
Clan structures tend to be weaker in the north of China, clan members do not usually reside in the same village nor share property in common.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_clan   (271 words)

  
 Clan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, the Norse clans, the ätter, can not be translated with tribe or band, and consequently they are often translated with house or line.
Some clans have an official leader such as a chieftain, matriarch, or patriarch.
'Clannad' is an extended form of the word 'clan.' It translates as "family" (literal meaning, "group of children").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clan   (590 words)

  
 The Chinese Experience in America
The Chinese who came to America in the late nineteenth century were mainly poor peasants and workers who had to struggle to survive in the destitute circumstances of their times.
The fluidity of Chinese society was best demonstrated by the phenomenal increase in the Chinese population in the 187os and by the fact that every year hundreds of Chinese returned to their native land because of seasonal unemployment.
Clan competition was characteristic of the larger Chinese communities in such cities as San Francisco and Honolulu, but small Chinatowns were usually dominated by a single clan/regional association and, therefore, had fewer conflicts.
servercc.oakton.edu /~billtong/chinaclass/History/chiam.htm   (10107 words)

  
 famao: African-Chinese clan - Yellowworld Forums
Chinese records indicate that Zheng He had brought the first giraffes to China, a fact that is not widely known.
Chinese ceramics are found in many places along the east African coast, and their presence on Pate could be the result of purchases from Arab traders.
For example, though Menzies' theories are embraced by the Chinese scholars overall, when mistakes in his interpretations are pointed out (like the old tablet that was thought to read 3,000 countries rather than 30) he in no way absorbs it to update and alter his research and theory.
forums.yellowworld.org /showthread.php?t=17706   (1860 words)

  
 Chinese In Singapore - China History Forum, chinese history forum
The Chinese in Singapore are people of Chinese descent who are born in or immigrated to Singapore and has attained citizenship or permanent residence status.
Many Chinese too have married Peranakans (Chinese who have married ethnic Malays and have adopted a mix of Chinese and Malay culture) and increasing numbers are marrying outside their ethnic group.
The large influx of Chinese to Singapore led to the establishment of a large number of Chinese associations, schools, and temples in Singapore and within a century, the Chinese immigrants exceeded the population of the Malays.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=10346   (5376 words)

  
 Ethnic Chinese not a threat, conference is told
ILLIONS of ethnic Chinese dispersed around the world are fully integrated with their adopted homeland and are not a homogeneous group whose wealth poses a threat, a conference on the Chinese disapora was told Mar 9.
Most ethnic Chinese, especially those born locally, identify closely with the interests and concerns of their own countries rather than conciously identifying with being Chinese, she said.
The two-day conference, the first of its kind to go beyond Chinese clan organisations and groupings by dialect, was called to discuss the status of Chinese minority groups in countries such as predominantly Muslim Indonesia.
www.singapore-window.org /sw01/010309af.htm   (541 words)

  
 Hawaiian Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
European settlement by Christian missionaries, firstly under the American Board of Missions, arrived at the most opportune time, from 1820, as the system of harsh religious practices was being reformed by King Kamehameha 2.
Though present much earlier, the Chinese began to arrive in groups from the mid 1800s, bringing their culture, so Chinese religious practices were carried out and clan temples built.
Chinese clan temples and Japanese Shinto shrines add their distinctive forms also.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/poly/hawai.html   (447 words)

  
 Clan - China-related Topics CI-CL - China-Related Topics
Clans can be most easily described as sub-groups of tribes and usually constitute groups of 7000 to 10 000 people.
In different cultures and situations a clan may mean the same thing as other kin-based groups such as tribes and band societybands.
Most clans are exogamyexogamous, meaning that its members cannot marry one another.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Clan   (510 words)

  
 Family Herbal Clinic - Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine is based on principles which have been evolving for the last 6000 years.
In Chinese medical thinking, illness is the outward manifestation of an imbalance that exists in the entire person.
Shen Nung, the leader of an ancient Chinese clan and father of agriculture, took it upon himself to test, one by one, hundreds of different plants to discover their nutritional and medicinal properties.
www.familyherbalclinic.com /chinese   (741 words)

  
 Tom genealogy - Home Page
The genealogies and community records of Chinese Malaysians in the microfilm collection of the GSU were acquired primarily through cooperation with the Library and the Department of Chinese Studies of the University of Malaya between 1981-84.
Chinese Americans veterans of WWII, for the most part, were in integrated units, and served in every branch of the military in every theater of war, including Europe, the South Pacific, the North Atlantic, and the China Burma India (CBI) Theater.
The facility was the point of entry for roughly 75 percent of Chinese immigrants to the West Coast, and its preservation has underscored the story of the “paper sons and daughters” who used false identities to circumvent the Exclusion Act, the first legislation in United States history to ban a specific ethnic group.
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 West Coast
This is the wealthiest clan in Penang and they charge an admission of RM5 to visit the clan house and its museum.
The clan took this to mean that the gods thought that the clan house was so beautiful it offended them so when they rebuilt a slightly less fanciful structure was builted.
In many clan houses there is a room dedicated to those who have graduated from foreign universities, most seem to be in England or Australia.
members.tripod.com /tonyclemens/malaysia.html   (1625 words)

  
 Mo Zi - Books - Famous Chinese Shopping City
The school did not survive the Qin Dynasty, and throughout both traditional and modern Chinese eras was viewed largely in historical terms rather than as a school of thought that was actively being developed.
It may be that, because he was born into the lower classes (which seems to be established), he did not have ancestral or clan names.
During Chinese antiquity, the vast majority of the Chinese people, who were not related to aristocratic families, did not possess ancestral and clan names.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Mo_Zi   (489 words)

  
 Dog is now Respect - Good Characters
Members of this small group of 16 Chinese families in Henan province in China were unhappy with the name they carried since the 10th century.
A thousand years later, in 2005, the Gou clan petitioned and was finally permitted by the Chinese government to change its name back to Jing.
Bi hui is the reason Chinese people typically do not name their children after themselves or one of their elders.
www.goodcharacters.com /newsletters/dog-respect.html   (276 words)

  
 YOU - INQ7.net's Website for the Interactive Youth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Your Chinese clan sucks!" Had my friend not brought me to the gate this guy would probably have taken a cheap shot at me. So a fight was abated by our timely and judicious leave-taking.
That he would curse me and my Chinese clan in English, the language of power in this country is telling of the origin of his animosity.
It may be true that some Filipinos of Chinese ethnicity have been just as rapacious as the Spanish mestizos, but one must blame not the race but the constitution of human nature.
you.inq7.net /youngblood/11072003/ybl2-1.htm   (890 words)

  
 The Japanese-Chinese friendship clan - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
Perhap you should clearly state your clan objectives and how this clan is going to benifit AF.
I think most Chinese are fine with Japanese people unless provoked which is quite intolerable.
Chinese will never forgive the Japanese man raping their women, killing their families (even kids and elders)....
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=14640   (1184 words)

  
 Clan: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
...driven by economic, resource, ethnic or clan interests (such as the conflicts in Liberia...for example, a bureaucracy, ethnic or clan ties, or local chiefs and strongmen...family formed part of a greater unit, a sub-clan, and this sub-clan belonged to a clan...
CLAN social group based on actual or alleged unilineal descent from a common ancestor...also include such familiar groups as the Highland clans of Scotland (the English word clan comes from Gaelic).
On behalf of Charles II he led his clan in an uprising against the Commonwealth...III at Killiecrankie in 1689 and sent his clan to aid the Jacobite rebellion of 1715.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/clan.jsp   (1762 words)

  
 Teresita Ang See
The Chinese in the Philippines have long boasted of their significant presence in the Philippines centuries before the Spaniards set foot on the islands.
Ph.D. dissertations) on the Chinese in the Philippines.
Wong¡¡ dissertation, The Chinese in the Philippine Economy, 1898-1941, was published late last year (1999) by the Ateneo de Manila University Press and that of Yung¡¡ was published in 1995 by the Hong Kong University and reprinted by the Ateneo in 1996.
www.overseaschineseconfederation.org /papers.htm/angsee.htm   (6036 words)

  
 Welcome to Chinese Heritage Centre
Organised by Chinese Heritage Centre, National Library Board and Hok Tek Chi Loke Yah Teng Association, the speaker of the event is Professor Zeng Lin of Xiamen University.
Chinese Heritage Centre and Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry have invited distinguished scholars from Singapore and around the region to examine the cultural and social changes of Southeast Asian Chinese in this globalizing era.
The Opening Ceremony of Chinese Heritage Centre’s New Exhibition, Chinese More or Less: An Exhibition on Overseas Chinese Identity was officiated by Mr George Yeo, Minister for Foreign Affairs who had officially opened Chinese Heritage Centre as Minister for Information and the Arts on 17 May 1995, ten years ago.
www.chineseheritagecentre.org   (584 words)

  
 Library of Chinese Classics Series
Library of Chinese Classics is an ambitious cultural project to edit, translate, and publish the whole corpus of the Chinese literary classics so that the nation's greatest cultural achievements can be introduced to people all over the world.
The Chinese literary classics is a huge treasure house of this cultural tradition and civilization.
There have been many translations of the Chinese classics done in the past by Western missionaries and sinologists and Chinese scholars, however, that are on a very limited scale to the nation's culture.
www.abc-chinese.com /culture.html   (437 words)

  
 Malaysian Architecture: Cheah Kongsi Clan Temple, Georgetown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Cheah Kongsi clan association was founded in 1820 by Cheah Yam, an immigrant who originally hailed from Sek Tong village in South China.
Her son, Cheah Choo Yew, and his succeeding descendants have served as the presidents of the clan association ever since.
The Cheah clan temple is an eclectic mix of a Chinese mansion, Chinese temple, and European bungalow.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /georgetown/CHEAHKONGSI.htm   (120 words)

  
 Khoo Kongsi - Penang - Malaysia - Asia for Visitors
The Khoo Kongsi (Khoo clan house) is perhaps the largest of the many clan and congregation houses in Penang.
It is, like many of the clan houses, sort of hidden in the center of a block surrounded by ordinary shophouses.
The walls of this hall are also lined with plaques, but as the size of the clan has increased, along with a higher percentage graduating from college, the size of the plaques have been downsized considerably to make sure there is room for the honors of future generations.
asiaforvisitors.com /malaysia/peninsula/penang/khoo   (846 words)

  
 Pg04 Khoo Kongsi, 2004 - Churches, Temples & Mosques in Penang pictures on Worldisround
The Chinese who migrated to SE Asia created clan associations & these supportive social groups formed the core of Chinese life in their new homelands.
The Khoo clan, who immigrated from Hokkien province in China, grew to become the most powerful Chinese clan in Penang by the end of the 19th century.
Today, the Khoo Kongsi, the pride of the Khoo clan, is more than just a place of worship, it is a cultural icon & the foremost heritage treasure in Penang.
www.worldisround.com /articles/44618/text.html   (796 words)

  
 The Chinese Jihad Clan - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
You are required to only wear our official Chinese jihad "burke," which bears a remarkable resemblence to something out of a Victoria's Secret catalog.
Perhaps you were the wrong choice for moderator if you honestly thought this clan he has made was about hate.
THis clan stands, its not against any of the rules, and its intentions seems mixed at worse.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=5294   (932 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - The History of China - Chinese Royalty
Chronicle of the Chinese Emperors by Ann Paludan.
Branches of Heaven: A History of the Imperial Clan of Sung China by John W. Chaffee.
A commoner's presentation to the emperor of a lucky omen from his garden and several retellings of the incident provide the background for an introduction to Ming society, culture, and politics, including discussions of the founding of the Ming dynasty, the character of the first emperor, and the role of omens in court politics.
www.royalty.nu /Asia/China/index.html   (1980 words)

  
 Library of Chinese Classics: Admonitions for the Yan Clan
Admonitions for the Yan Clan is a compilation of the Northern Wei 北魏 official and scholar Yan Zhitui 顏之推 (born 531 AD) and deals with the discipline of one's own mind, the state and the family.
He is best known for the Yanshi jiaxun [Yan's family instructions] which deals not only with human relations and self-cultivation but also with literature, the arts, and problems of life and death.
Library of Chinese Classics: Tending the Roots of Wisdom (Chinese-English) 大中华文库:菜根谭(汉英对照 精装)
www.abc-chinese.com /b00maxi.html   (520 words)

  
 Attitudes and Motivations Towards Chinese Language in Singapore
On the other hand, statistics also reveal an increasing number of Chinese students who are taking Higher Chinese (Chinese Language at first language level) at the primary, secondary and GCE ‘A’ levels.
At the end of Primary Four, students and parents are given the option of enrolling in Higher Chinese or Chinese (at the second language level), based on their abilities and preferences.
At the same time, a short memoir on the feelings towards Chinese Language, and information on their actual level of proficiency (examination scores) will be collected for further analysis.
www.questionpro.com /academic/1433.html   (575 words)

  
 CHINESE NAMES for your dog, horse, cat, pet or child from Chinaroad Lowchens of Australia-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Chinese section of a comprehensive chart of Asian deities and their portfolios.
Chinese place their surname first and given name last, some people go by a last name that was originally their own or an ancestor's given name
Chinese surnames, like English ones, have meaning, but few people pay attention to them or even truly understand what the meaning has to do with the actual name.
www.lowchensaustralia.com /names/chinese.htm   (440 words)

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