[KS] Re: Korea-mania in China
Mark_Peterson at byu.edu
Wed Oct 3 20:38:22 EDT 2001
> Though I also read a gossip magazine that
>complains about Korean movie stars who don't have Chinese names but want to
>enter the Chinese market...
My question or comment is tangential - though I find the main thread
interesting. Thank you Charles for introducing it.
My question is for Sealing, but I think it is of general interest (or
I could just write a personal note offline from the KS list).
Sealing's comment about Koreans who "don't have Chinese names..." I
wonder what that means.
Given that most Koreans have Chinese-style names, names in Chinese
characters, do you mean those Koreans who have pure Korean names:
Pada, Param, Nanse, Kippum?
Or do you mean some Sino-Korean names smell Korean? -- unique to
Korea. Like Kim as (what is it?) Chin? Like Pak?
Certainly some names, Ma (Mao), Yi (Li), are common names in China.
I guess my question is, are you talking about han'gul names? or
non-Chinese Sino-Korean names? Or is it the given names, not the
I hope this question is of general interest.
with best regards,
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