Name/surname query
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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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Jun 4, 2010

Hi all,

I just have a small query I hope you can help me with. An English-language paper I want to cite was jointly written by "YU Yuan and LI Wan-jun". The capitalization of what appear to be the first names puzzles me. Could you please confirm if YU/LI and Yuan/Wan-jun are first names or surnames, if it is obvious to you?

Thank you very much!

Nesrin


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ysun  Identity Verified
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YU and LI are surnames Jun 4, 2010

In China, including Taiwan, surname usually comes first. Wan-jun is definitely a first name.

[Edited at 2010-06-04 20:12 GMT]


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Thanks a lot! Jun 4, 2010


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ysun  Identity Verified
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You are welcome! Jun 4, 2010

Please also see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_name


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