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  Chinese Names - About Chinese Name, Family Name, Given Name
The Chinese name is made up of a family name (姓), which is always placed first, followed by a generation name and personal name as part of the given name (名).
Chinese married women usually retain their maiden name as their family name, rather than adopt the name of their husband, and children usually inherit the father's family name.
Among Chinese Americans, it is common practice to be referred to primarily by the Western name and to use the Chinese given name as a middle name.
www.chinesenames.org /chinese-name/about.htm   (1065 words)

  
 Chinese name - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese married women usually retain their maiden name as their family name, rather than adopt the name of their husband, and children usually inherit the father's family name.
Among Chinese Americans, it is common practice to be referred to primarily by the Western name and to use the Chinese given name as a middle name.
Chinese from Mainland China are generally recognizable from the Hanyu pinyin romanization used which includes "x", "zh" and "q" which are not found in other romanization systems and which does not use hyphens.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_name   (1293 words)

  
 Chinese style name - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Therefore, the given name is reserved for oneself and one's elders, while zi would be used by adults of the same generation to refer to one another in formal occasions or writings, and thus the term "courtesy name".
The relation between zi and the given name is evident in the case of Mao Zedong (毛泽东), whose zi was Runzhi (润之).
Hao ( Simplified Chinese : 号; Traditional Chinese : 號; Pinyin : hào) was an alternative courtesy name to zi and is usually referred to as the pseudonym.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_courtesy_name   (588 words)

  
 Chinese courtesy name - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A Chinese courtesy name, sometimes also known as a style name, was a pseudonym that was used in place of a given name by educated Chinese up until the 20th century.
The relation between the zi and the given name is evident in the case of Mao Zedong (毛泽东;), whose zi was Runzhi (润芝).
One character each of both Mao's given name and his zi relate to water (the common radical 氵 signifies "water") and beneficence: ze (泽) of the given name means "beneficence" and "marsh", and run (润) of the zi means "benefit" and "moisten".
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Zi   (373 words)

  
 Chinese_name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Traditional naming schemes often followed a pattern of using generation name s as part of a two-character given name; however, this is less used today, especially in the People's Republic of China, where many given names use only one character.
Chinese given name s have one or two character s, and are written after the family name.
Among Chinese American s, it is common practice to be referred to primarily by the Western name and to use the Chinese given name as a middle name.
q-basic.xodox.de /courtesy_name   (1215 words)

  
 Chinese name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Chinese name is made up of a family name, which is always placed first, followed by a given name.
Thus, the family name of Mao Zedong is Mao, and his given name is Zedong.
Among Chinese Americans, it is common practice to be referred to primarily by the Western name and to use the Chinese name as a middle name.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/chinese_name   (804 words)

  
 Online Bible Study and Bible Dictionary by John Hurt - Study the Bible Online
"Blessed be he that cometh in the name of YHVH"
For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of YHVH, to serve him with one consent.
Bible Texts courtesy of Biola University, Project Gutenburg, and Bible Foundation
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 Sun Yat-sen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In this interpretation, his naming as the first provisional President was precisely because he was a respected but rather unimportant figure and therefore served as an ideal compromise candidate between the revolutionaries and the conservative gentry.
Names are not taken lightly in China, they are central to Chinese culture, something that goes as far back as Confucius and his insistence on using correct names.
This "register name" (譜名) is the name under which his extended relatives of the Sun family would known him, this is a name that was used in formal occasions, such as when he got married.
www.mywiseowl.com /articles/Sun_Yat_Sen   (2851 words)

  
 Chinese Name [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The great majority of Chinese family names have only one character Chinese characters or Han characters (汉字/漢字) are used in the written forms of the Chinese language, and to varying degrees in the Japanese and Korean languages (though the latter only in South Korea).
Chinese personal names also may reflect periods of history China is the world's oldest continuous major civilization, with written records dating back about 3,500 years and with 5,000 years being commonly used by Chinese as the age of their civilization.
In former times, it was common for educated males to acquire courtesy names A Chinese courtesy name, sometimes also known as a style name, was a pseudonym that was used in place of a given name by educated Chinese up until the 20th century.
www.wikimirror.com /Chinese_name   (2074 words)

  
 China
From the Chinese point of view, the "Chinese" Empire included parts of modern far eastern Russia and Central Asia during the strongest periods of the Yuan, although China was merely one of many territories of the Mongol Empire.
Chinese literature have the longest continuous history and had been more numerous than other cultures' for centuries because of the Chinese invention of printmaking.
Chinese philosophers, writers, and poets have been mostly highly respected, and considered to be those preserving and promoting the culture of the empire.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/china   (1640 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Chinese courtesy name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The zi ( Chinese : 字; characters) and was usually based on the meaning of the ming ( given name).
The relation between the zi and the given name is evident in the case of Mao Zedong (毛澤東, 毛泽东;), whose zi was Runzhi (潤之, 润之).
One character from each of both Mao's given name and his zi relate to water (the common radical 澤, 氵 signifies "water") and beneficence: ze (澤, 泽) of the given name means "beneficence" and "marsh", and run (潤, 润) of the zi means "benefit" and "moisten".
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chinese-courtesy-name   (386 words)

  
 Mencius [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ancestral name The Chinese name is made up of a family name (姓), which is always placed first, followed by a generation name and personal name as part of the given name (名).
Courtesy name A Chinese courtesy name, sometimes also known as a style name, was a pseudonym that was used in place of a given name by educated Chinese up until the 20th century.
It is named after the Chinese character for well (井), which represents the theoretical appearance for a piece of land under such an organization: the eight surrounding outer blocks being private (私田), and the central one block being communal or public (公田)....
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 Chiang Kai-shek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Chiang attempted to eradicate the Chinese Communists but ultimately failed, forcing his government to retreat to Taiwan where he served as President of the Republic of China for the remainder of his life.
In January 1927, allied with the Chinese Communists and Soviet Agent Michael Borodin, KMT leftists moved the civilian government from Guangzhou to Wuhan in central China.
As the republicans were based in Guangzhou (in Cantonese speaking area), Chiang Kai-shek became known by Westerners under the Cantonese romanization of his courtesy name (but the family name known in English seems to be the Mandarin pronunciation of his Chinese family name, transliterated in Wade-Giles).
www.mywiseowl.com /articles/Chiang_Kai-shek   (3107 words)

  
 ZI :: FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
pinyin : zì) was a name given to males at the age of 20 sui, marking their coming of age.
family name and was not used together with the ming.
radical 澤, 氵 signifies "water") and beneficence: ze (澤, 泽) of the given name means "beneficence" and "marsh", and run (潤, 润) of the zi means "benefit" and "moisten".
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 Chiang Kai-shek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
During the Chinese Civil War, (1926-1949), Chiang attempted to eradicate the Communist Party of ChinaChinese Communists but ultimately failed, forcing his government to retreat to Taiwan where he served as President of the Republic of China/ for the remainder of his life.
As the courtesy name is the name used by people of the same generation to call the person, Chiang Kai-shek soon became known under this new name, pronounced ''Jieshi'' in Mandarin (linguistics)Mandarin, but pronounced ''Kai-shek'' in Cantonese (linguistics)Cantonese/.
However, this name was easily accepted by members of the KuomintangNationalist Party, and this is the name under which Chiang Kai-shek is still officially known in Taiwan.
www.infothis.com /find/Chiang_Kai-shek   (3393 words)

  
 Chinese Camp - California Ghost Town
Located on highway 49 a few miles south of Sonora, Chinese Camp is best known for its Tong wars especially the one that occurred on September 26, 1856.
It's obvious how the town came by its name as it is estimated as many as five thousand Chinese populated the town at one time.
Despite its name, Chinese Camp was equally well populated by Americans and Europeans at its heyday in the 1850s.
www.ghosttowns.com /states/ca/chinese.html   (205 words)

  
 Shinto Concepts - Elementary Guide to Japanese Shinto Concepts
Japan's imperial family claims direct decent from her line; the nation's flag symbolizes the sun; the name of the country means "Land of the Rising Sun." Shrines associated with the imperial family are called "Jingu" -- the most prestigious is called Ise Jingu (Mie Prefecture) and it is dedicated to Amaterasu.
Historically the hinomaru is a symbol of the reign of the "divine" emperor.
The country's name, Nippon or Nihon, is typically translated as "Land of the Rising Sun" or "Source of the Sun." The country's national anthem, the kimigayo, also officially adopted in 1999, is a song of praise to the emperor.
www.onmarkproductions.com /html/shinto-concepts.shtml   (3999 words)

  
 Sun Yat-sen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
His widow, the former Soong Ching-ling, sided with the communists during the Chinese Civil War and served from 1949 to 1981 and Vice President (or Vice Chairwoman) of the People's Republic of ChinaCommunist China and as Honorary President shortly before her death in 1981/.
Allegedly, this courtesy name was chosen as a reminder of his "school name" Wen ("literary"), based on the Chinese philosophical saying "literature as a vehicle to convey the ''Tao/''" (文以載道).
Nakayama is pronounced Zhongshan in Mandarin languageMandarin Chinese.
www.infothis.com /find/Sun_Yat-sen   (3211 words)

  
 Fong family name
The first part of a detailed history of the Fong family name in classical Chinese.
Another description of the origin of the Fong/Fang family name is at Yutopian.
Ji was a general of Zhou Xuan Wang, and was known for his contributions in conquering the north and the south.
www.users.bigpond.com /vkelim/fong.html   (755 words)

  
 Chinese name - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Chinese name is made up of a family name (姓), which is always placed first, followed by a given name (名).
In Hokkien speaking areas, a nickname will often consist of the diminutive Ah (阿), followed by part of the given name.
Occasionally a person will be referred to as lao (老, old) or xiao (小, young) followed by their family name, thus Lao Wang (老王) or Xiao Zhang (小張, 小张).
www.free-definition.com /Chinese-name.html   (870 words)

  
 JAH Roundtable
Because the ancient Japanese had borrowed Chinese characters from China to invent written Japanese, and because since then the Japanese had incorporated a great many Chinese words into Japanese to enrich the Japanese vocabulary, the modern Japanese were able to incorporate Western concepts into their language by inventing new words composed of Chinese characters.
For a while, there was vigorous debate between those who defended the idea that the emperor as the sovereign could exercise constituent power for the nation and their opponents who argued that the people should have a substantial voice in the making of the national compact to bind both the government and the people.
Excepting my name, which appears romanized in the Western name order, Japanese personal names are romanized in the family name - given name sequence in the text and footnotes of this essay in accordance with conventions among Western specialists in Japanese studies.
chnm.gmu.edu /declaration/japanese/aruga2.html   (10015 words)

  
 ► Names 7 Adfunk Internet Solutions Article
The Hadith Naming the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah
Since the names of Allah must be based on revelation from Allah (the Quran and Sunnah), if there is no authentic proof for specific names, they cannot be called one of the names of Allah.
It should be noted that the hadith states that Allah has ninety-nine names, one hundred less one, is not meant to be all inclusive.
www.geocities.com /ghafur020/Names7.htm   (505 words)

  
 Chinese courtesy name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The zi ( Chinese : 字; pinyin : zì) was a name given to at the age of 20 sui marking their coming of age.
The zi was disyllabic (two characters) and was usually based on the of the ming (given name).
One character each both Mao's given name and his zi relate to water (the common radical 氵 signifies "water") and beneficence: ze (泽) of the given name means and "marsh" and run (润) of the zi means "benefit" and "moisten".
www.freeglossary.com /Cha   (485 words)

  
 Chinese courtesy names
Fortunately, many Chinese start letters like that as well, and not only when they write to foreigners.
I get lots of letters from Chinese I have never met that begin "Chin'aide XX Jiaoshou." Any Chinese who received such a letter would consider it either weird or obnoxiously forward, as a couple of friends confirmed when I asked.
In Taiwan and other parts of southern China, dialect speakers often address close friends by taking the personal character of the mingzi and prefixing it with an Ah, e.g., He Fu-nan might be called Ah Nan.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/55/068.html   (736 words)

  
 Hair Replacement Chinese Hair Herb Loss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This article courtesy of Natural Health A Chinese Herb for Hair Loss Herb Name: He shou wu (Polygoni multiflori), a Chinese herb.
...chinese herbs for hair loss site that offers many resources on chinese herbs for hair loss and indepth chinese herbs for hair loss information.
Dr. Shen's chinese herbs for balding and hair loss are made in USA.
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 Fuling Kids' Names
At the Fuling SWI, all the children are given the family name Fu, which means "good luck." Note that the "fu" in "Fuling" is pronounced the same, but is written completely differently in Chinese and has a completely different meaning.
Often, names and customs are built around puns based on word pronunciations - bats are considered lucky animals in China because the word for "bat" is also "fu," again pronounced the same way but with another completely different character.
Personally, I like it when the Western name reflects the Chinese name in some way -- "Sophia" means "wisdom," which is similar enough to "brilliance" for me. But in the end, only you know which name really belongs to your child.
www.fulingkids.org /names.htm   (1296 words)

  
 Sun Yat-sen --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
His understanding that the support of foreign powers was indispensable for Chinese revolution militated against the anti-imperialist trend of...
Chinese military leader whose support allowed Sun Yat-sen to establish in Canton (1920) the revolutionary government that later spawned both the Chinese Nationalist and the Chinese Communist...
It became part of the growing Chinese empire as early as the 3rd century BC.
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 Chinese Herb For Hair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
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