- The first name 修明 (Xiuming) is pronounced approximately as "Shiew Ming."
- The surname 张 (Zhang) is pronounced roughly as "Jang" ("J" as in "John," not "Juan").
What's in the Name?
- 修 (Xiu) is my generation name in the family.
- 明 (Ming) is the given name, meaning "bright" and "wise" literally.
- When put together, 修明 (Xiuming) in ancient Chinese means "honest and enlightened (of a government)."
My Name in Chinese Classical Prose