What can we tell from the evolution of Han Chinese names?

by Isabella Chua
What do names tell us about gender expectations?
What’s in a name? The zeitgeist, it seems
Pre-1960s (1930–1959)
The 1960s

Cao Youcheng (曹有成). The army loves the people, the people support the army, the army and the people are as dear to each other as members of one family (军爱民,民拥军,军民亲如一家), 1957. Landsberger collection. Source: Chineseposters.net.

The 1970s
The 1980s
The 1990s
The 2000s (2000–2008)
Characters with personality
Names are artefacts
How unique is your name?
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