Personal Names in Asia:
History, Culture and Identity
Zheng Yangwen & Charles J. H. Macdonald (eds)
As any Asian visitor to or new resident of Western countries will soon discover, not only the pronunciation of Asian names will baffle their hosts but also fitting Asian naming systems into the 'normative' systems of passports and identity cards will cause problems. As this book explains, it is not surprising since Asia, particularly Southeast Asia, has some of the most sophisticated naming systems in the world. The collection of contributions in this book do not give an overall account of the various naming systems in the area but highlights examples from China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. New Paperback. First Edition. 339 pages with a bibliography and an index.
Weight: 0.7 kg Post free within Malaysia
Published by National University Of Singapore Press, 2010. ISBN: 9789971693800