Chinese people’s English names

Tabloid translation website ChinaSmack is holding a competition to give away copies of a new book about Chinese people’s English names. ChinaSmack editor Fauna had this to say:

The English names that some Chinese people choose are very strange. Many foreigners say I have a strange name too. This is just another interesting side of China and Chinese people that Valerie Blanco and Ellen Feberwee have written about in their new 176-page book titled “In China, My name is…“.

This is a guest post by Valerie and Ellen introducing the connection between name and identity for Chinese people, how some Chinese people chose their names, and why they wrote a book about it.

Below is a Sexy Beijing video from 2006 about the same subject:

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