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    Kevin Kwok Meaning

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    When I started elementary school, I was always asked by my friends and teachers why my parents gave me a more customary American first name instead of a more traditional Chinese first name, and what is so special about my first name Kevin. When I was younger, many of friends were too young to understand that my parents were trying to assimilate me into American society by giving me an American name. At the time, I wasn’t quite sure why my parents named me Kevin Kwok or the meaning behind it. I would change the subject every time someone would ask me about my name. As I grew older, I realized that my parent gave me the name, Kevin Kwok because it bridges the American and Chinese culture together. In addition to linking American and Chinese…

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    purpose and it should be accounted for no matter what. The author of the book is a Chinese woman whose name is Maxine Hong Kingston and her book is a memoir. This book is essentially about the author’s life in America and she uses elements of literature throughout her book to explain events that occurred. Kingston uses many literary elements such as conflict, figurative language, diction, symbols, and irony to express women not being treated equally compared to men. The theme is illustrated…

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    that conflict. For example, the relationship between Lindo Jong and Waverly Jong has some conflicts that go along with it. They suffer from cultural differences, like how Waverly is Americanized and doesn’t want to pitch in to Chinese cultures. They suffer from pride and confidence. Like how Lindo shows off how great Waverly is at chess. They also suffer from “invisible strength.”…

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    understood the meaning behind the name itself. I knew that my first name, Noah, was of Biblical origin, and that my middle name, Daniel, could have been too, but I had no idea where my last name, Swan, could have come from. From going to a Baptist church my whole life I knew the story of Noah and the ark, and knew some about Daniel in the Bible as well, but I was never told anything about my last name from my family, and I never researched it either. Going into this project, I simply wanted to…

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    a. Gender socialization/pg. 74: learning society’s “gender map,” the paths in life set out for us because we are male or female. The path laid out for both the male and female gender in China is very obvious. Males in China are much more wanted in the country than females are. Many males in China’s culture are raised as single children and are very spoiled and get almost anything they want. The males are treated this way because they are then expected to stay with the family to take care of…

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    meanwhile, others say it comes from birth and what we already know by looking at our parents. In reality, identity can be defined as who someone is, the name of a person, the qualities, beliefs, etc, that makes a particular person or group different from others. Identity was never such a huge thing for me since I never thought about it, but I knew it was there. Over the years, my identity always kept changing my name. My father was the one who named me. He always…

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    What My Name Means To Me

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    In this essay I would describe what my name means to me, why I have that name, of I would change my name, also I would tell you experiences with my name how some people misspell my name. My name comes From Ioseph, the Latin form of Greek Ιωσηφ (Ioseph), which was from the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning "he will add". This name comes from my father and his from his father, to me this names means powerful, strong, fortified, heavy. It means all this thing because jose sounds like to strong…

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    It is what I learned from stories about my name. Before I came here, I got in touch with my roommate and told her that she can call me my English name if she considered it hard to articulate my Chinese name. But she told me she really wanted to learn how to read it and call me using my real name. Later I asked another friend whether she thought pronouncing my Chinese name to be a little inconvenient, but she answered without hesitation that she was willing to call me my real name—everyone could…

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    When people introduce themselves I subconsciously block out their names. This is quite a problem, especially now, when starting fresh and independent at BYU, am left wanting friends, and am constantly finding myself in the position of meeting countless new people. I do, however, remember conversations, moments, unique personality traits, personal thoughts, as well as connections I made with that person. When it comes to recalling names however, I go stupid. My brain doesn’t remember names or…

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    because there can be different names for things and…

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