Name giving is one of the pillars of Chinese culture. Related to astrology and the “five elements,” names connect people to their destinies. Foreign influences linked to the nation’s economic boom have ushered in a great deal of change, such as 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 these names. Their unique stories provide an intimate, Chinese perspective on the country’s development into a global force.
Hardcover. 176 pages.