What's in a name? Throughout Chinese history, names, and name changes, have carried a certain significance. Photo: Shutterstock What's in a name? Throughout Chinese history, names, and name changes, have carried a certain significance. Photo: Shutterstock
What's in a name? Throughout Chinese history, names, and name changes, have carried a certain significance. Photo: Shutterstock
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Throughout Chinese history, name changes have carried a lot of meaning

  • Despite being named Xu Shiji at birth, the Tang-dynasty military commander is better known as Li Ji
  • Considering the circumstances that led to his many name changes offers some insight into the practice

What's in a name? Throughout Chinese history, names, and name changes, have carried a certain significance. Photo: Shutterstock What's in a name? Throughout Chinese history, names, and name changes, have carried a certain significance. Photo: Shutterstock
What's in a name? Throughout Chinese history, names, and name changes, have carried a certain significance. Photo: Shutterstock
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