Archive for August 9th, 2008

  • What’s in a Name?

    What’s in a Name?

    A Case for Writing the Chinese Ming as One Word in English Most Chinese Americans have a Chinese given name, called a ming or mingzi. Since ancient times, the Han Chinese ming has consisted of either one or two characters (or words). The two-character ming […]

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  • Strictly Unconfidential

    Strictly Unconfidential

    Dear Q, I’m bothered by a friend’s antics at work, but not sure if I should mention something to her. My company strictly keeps confidential performance evaluations, including recommendation letters for future jobs. I overheard my colleague openly talking on the telephone to another employee, […]

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