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
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.
Writing & Language
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
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
Chapter 19 Where is this person from?
Names from the Indian subcontinent
South-East Asian names
Chapter 20 Which languages are spoken in Asian countries?
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
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