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Introduction (Personal Names in Asia: History, Culture and Identity)

Macdonald , Charles J-H; Reid, Anthony


Most denizens of what passes for the �International Community� presume that there is a normative global system, comprising a family name and one or more given names. Most countries and international organizations require new members to fill out a form on that basis. We know that important national systems in Asia list the family name first, and those of European derivation list it last, but that is understood as a variation of a fundamental system, �natural� in its universality.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
DOI: .2307/j.ctv1qv2k0.5


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