Second year listening comprehension exercises

Chinese names 中国人的姓名 (Taken from Meeting China, intermediate level pp. 6-7)

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Listen How many types of names did a Chinese person have in the old days?


Who in the family was expected to give names to new born babies in China?  What were the differences between a big clan and an ordinary family when giving names to babies in the old days?
Listen  Explain the implications of the words that are used in Chinese names.
Listen Why are there so many people who share the same names in China?   What does the Chinese government ask people to do when giving names to their children?