- 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").
What's in the Name?
- 修 (Xiu) is my generation name in the Family.
- 明 (Ming) is the given name, literally meaning "bright" and "wise."
- When put together, 修明 (Xiuming) in Ancient Chinese means "honest and enlightened (of a government)" or "phenomenal (of knowledge or demeanor)."
My Name in Chinese Classical Prose
—— 魏書 • 崔鑒傳