Success with Asian Names

A practical guide to everyday usage

Fiona Swee-Lin Price
AUD $29.99
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A handy little guide to the correct usage and pronunciation of names from the main countries across the Asian region. It is designed for anyone who manages mailing lists, teaches international students or interacts regularly with people from anywhere in Asia.

Have you ever:

* wondered how to address people with Asian names in emails and letters?

* had difficulty entering Asian names into databases?

* been unsure how to pronounce an Asian name?

* felt embarrassed or rude because of difficulty with Asian names?

Success with Asian Names is a hands-on guide for teachers, administrators, librarians, health workers and anyone else who works regularly with people of Asian background.

Covering names from China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and key language groups from the Indian subcontinent, this is the essential reference guide to using Asian names correctly.

'Well-presented, clear and deals with the wide range of Asian languages in an impressively accomplished fashion. It should be in the hands of anyone who is concerned to get it right in dealing with people from other cultures.' - Dr Milton Osborne, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Asian Studies, ANU

Author bio:

Dr Fiona Swee-Lin Price runs a Melbourne-based consultancy providing cross-cultural training to multicultural organisations, and has extensive experience working with international students.

Category: Writing & Language
ISBN: 9781741148480
Table Of Contents: Part 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 What's in a name?

Chapter 2 Understanding Asian languages: Romanisation

Chapter 3 Anglicisation: adapting Asian names

Chapter 4 Managing Asian names

Part 2

Chapter 5 Chinese names

Chapter 6 Korean names

Chapter 7 Japanese names

Chapter 8 Vietnamese names

Chapter 9 Thai names

Chapter 10 Khmer names

Chapter 11 Hindi names

Chapter 12 Sikh names

Chapter 13 Tamil names

Chapter 14 Sinhalese names

Chapter 15 Pakistani names

Chapter 16 Bangladeshi names

Chapter 17 Malay names

Chapter 18 Indonesian names

Part 3

Chapter 19 Where is this person from?

Confucian names

Indo-Chinese names

Names from the Indian subcontinent

South-East Asian names

Japanese names

Chapter 20 Which languages are spoken in Asian countries?


Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: February 2007
Page Extent: 256
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Language