A Cultural Comparison of English and Chinese Family Names

Hongmei Zhu

Abstract


The family names of humans are formed and used in the long process of the course of history and the development of society. Family names, being a part of culture, are closely related to history and culture. English and Chinese names are different in their origins and name orders, which is certain to be reflected in their perspective culture. Therefore an exploration of their reflections in the cultural aspects of historical development, feudal history, historical tradition, historical influence and current social situation will be beneficial for the deepening of English study and the mutual understanding and communication of the East and the West.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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