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Chinese Surnames

  • Prize
    Winner in Art & culture books / Books
  • Company
    ( vitamins | studio )
  • Lead
    Tianyun Jiang
  • Team
    Tianyun Jiang, Hou Zhen

Surname is a unique dictionary that aims to bridge the cultural gap between Chinese and English surnames. Unlike traditional translation dictionaries, this book does not solely rely on translation cliches but explores the original meanings and stories behind Chinese names. Drawing upon the original meanings and narratives of Chinese names, we have erected a cultural bridge that illuminates the similarities and differences between these two great linguistic traditions. This book highlights the resonance of different cultures.