Following last month's crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight at San Francisco International Airport, which killed three people and injuredinsult was, quite literally, added to injury when a San Francisco TV news anchor reported what was supposedly the names of the fateful flight's crew. The result turned out to be an obvious juvenile prank that employed phonetic puns mocking Asian-sounding names: the fictional "Captain Sum Ting Wong" was one of them. And indeed there was something wrong: the incident raised the ire of the station's Asian viewership, as well as the Asian American community nationwide, and despite an apology from the station, the Korean-based air carrier even threatened to sue on grounds of defamation.
The actress, who is half Chinese and half white, snapped back at people on social media who criticized Bennet for changing her original surname, Wang. Though she scrubbed her comment from the Instagram post, it continued to live on as a viral screenshot shared by her supporters. It even caught the attention of another accomplished Asian-American actor: Ken Jeong.
The diversity in spelling variants for the common Chinese family names covers over a century and half of Chinese immigration history. Those laws kept the Cantonese speaking communities in the majority. The appearance of large numbers of surnames reflecting Mandarin, Hakka, Shanghai, Hokkien, and Teochew pronunciations coincide with the chronology of Chinese American history.
My colleague for the week, Jamelle Bouiegets a shout-out from Ta-Nehisi Coates this morning for his assertion that Asians and Latinos will be thought of as "white" in the U. This is in rebuttal to the idea that "race" will disappear entirely someday. Jamelle's basing this on intermarriage rates, and qualifies it by saying that some nonwhites will never "become" white.
Chinese last names have a history dating back more than 4, years. In many ways, Chinese surnames hold the key to understanding Chinese family history. In the Western world, identity-related documentation has usually been maintained by central, church, or state authorities.
These are lists of the most common Chinese surnames in mainland China People's Republic of ChinaTaiwan Republic of Chinaand the Chinese diaspora overseas as provided by authoritative government or academic sources. Chinese names also form the basis for many common VietnameseKoreanand Japanese surnames and to an extent Filipino surnames in both translation and transliteration into those languages. Even today, the number of surnames in China is a little over 4,  while the year US census found the number of American surnames held by at least people to be more than and more than 6.
All Quizzes. Some of these names use the same Chinese character. This quiz is based on English spelling.
Although Smith remains the most common surname in America, for the first time two Hispanic names, Garcia and Rodriguez, have joined Smith, Johnson, and Miller in the top ten most common surnames in the nation. In addition, the latest Census Bureau study on surnames in the United States indicates that the number of Hispanic surnames in the top 25 doubled from to Garcia jumped from number 18 to number 8 on the list, and Rodriguez moved from 22 to 9.
According to a comprehensive survey of residential permits released by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security on April 24,   the top three surnames in China have a combined population larger than Indonesia [ improper synthesis? The top 10 surnames each have a population greater than 20 million; the top 22 have populations of more than 10 million. The top surnames cover