Disambiguating the Term “Chinese”: An Analysis of Chinese American Surname Naming Practices

@inproceedings{Leung2011DisambiguatingTT,
  title={Disambiguating the Term “Chinese”: An Analysis of Chinese American Surname Naming Practices},
  author={Genevieve Y. Leung},
  year={2011}
}
  • Genevieve Y. Leung
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • AbstractThe term “Chinese” can refer to an ethnicity, a group of people, or language(s). This conflation makes disentanglement especially difficult, yet not disambiguating perpetuates an oversimplification of a nation, languages, peoples, and cultures. While this blanket term collapses plurality into a monolithic entity, the converse seems to hold when looking at Romanized naming practices of Chinese Americans. The alphabetic rendition of Chinese American names draws relatively clear boundaries… CONTINUE READING

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