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In China, My Name Is

Written by Valerie BlancoAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Valerie Blanco and Ellen FeberweeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ellen Feberwee

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Name giving is one of the pillars of Chinese culture. While tradition still plays a major role all over China, foreign influences linked to the nation’s economic boom have ushered in a great deal of change. What then can be found in the rising trend of Chinese nationals adopting English names? In China, My Name Is... asks more than 200 Chinese people – young and old, from the cities and the provinces – their reasons for taking on English names. A young woman calls herself "Apple" because when she drinks alcohol she turns red; because of his love of the movie, "Rainman’s" decision was an easy one. Clark, Merry, Shout Dogg, Ranger – their unique stories provide a perspective on China’s development from the Chinese point of view through simple but compelling photographs.

  • In China, My Name Is by Valerie Blanco and Ellen Feberwee
  • May 16, 2009
  • Photography; Art - Popular Culture
  • Mark Batty Publisher
  • $19.95
  • 9780979966675

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