Lin surname is one of the Chinese surnames, ranked 147th in “Hundred Family Names”, the 17th largest surname in mainland China, and the second largest surname in Taiwan. Lin surnames mainly in Fujian, Guangdong Province, Siyan (today, commonly known as Jiangmen Wuyi, is the Jiangmen City under the jurisdiction of the new club, Kaiping, Heshan, Enping and Taishan) […]
Having a Chinese name is very important when living in China. It allows local Chinese to address you because English names are very difficult to pronounce for Chinese. As a Chinese born overseas, I never take this advice seriously before I decide to live here. Before you ask these following questions: “What is my Chinese […]
The first is Chinese, because there are 1.4 billion in China, and about 50 million overseas Chinese speak the language spoken by one-sixth of the world. Why not ,find one that suits you?
Unlike English names, which are usually chosen from an established list, Chinese names can be unlimited combinations of thousands of characters. Naming in Chinese is considered an art form. A beautiful name is not the simple mingling of aesthetic characters – sometimes a name is beautiful because of its poetic connotation or phonetic harmony. The […]
The earliest trend of foreigners in China picking a Chinese name can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) in history. Abeno Nakamaro, a Japanese diplomat to the Tang Dynasty, was conferred the name of 晁衡 (Chao Heng) by Emperor Xuanzong and he served as an official of the imperial court for […]
Just as some Chinese get English names when they try to become more international, some foreigners come to China to study Chinese. They usually start with a Chinese name. As linguists say, using local languages can impress people. There is no disadvantage if you add the appropriate name.