Courtesy name

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Courtesy name (Zi)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese(表) 字
Hanyu Pinyin(biǎo) zì
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese alphabettự
Chữ Hán
Korean name
Revised Romanizationja

In East Asia, a courtesy name (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally: "character") is a name given to a person when they become an adult. It is also known as a style name.[1] Today, not many Chinese people have courtesy names.

References[change | change source]

  1. Wilkinson, Endymion Porter (2018). Chinese History: A New Manual. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center. p. 143-145. ISBN 978-0998888309.