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Many students found that their door plates with their Chinese names were torn, and they were really angry. So they took this video called "Say my name" to tell what do their names mean and whytheir names are so important to them. "The best way to let the ones who don't respect our Chinese names because they don't know what do they mean is to tell them what are the meanings are how beautiful they are."


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That's ture. Chinese parents put all their great expectations in their children's names. They may have read the dictionary for many days to give a satifying name.

Do you have a Chinese name? What's the meaning of it?

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This post was edited by Sallywrj at 2017-2-13 00:33

My Chinese name is Wang Roujia.

“柔嘉(Roujia) originate from Shi Jing(Classic of Poetry orThe Book of Songs, the oldest existing collection of Chinesepoetry). If we look at it seprately, Rou means tender and Jia means good.

Together Roujia means "You have to respect theetiquetee and laws. Only in this way, can people be obedient to you and praiseyou."



敬尔威仪,无不柔嘉。

                  --《诗经 大雅 荡之什 抑》

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good clip

you can feel the emotion from some of the students
sad it happened in a University
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What's that bit aboutr "door plates with Chinese names torn off"???

Could you elaborate a little on this?

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seneca Post time: 2017-2-13 12:10
What's that bit aboutr "door plates with Chinese names torn off"???

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Let me elaborate on this issue. Name tags of many Asian students including Chinese at Columbia University had been ripped off their dormitory doors during the Lunar New Year. The vendalism has aroused concern, prompting them to make a video to counter the growing xenophobia. The video seeks to explain the meaning of their names in a way Westerners can understand. Couldn't believe it happened in the US university. Was it racially biased?

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linda_sun Post time: 2017-2-13 14:17
Let me elaborate on this issue. Name tags of many Asian students including Chinese at Columbia Uni ...



So let me see if I understand you well:

There has been some vandalism at Columbia University, right?

This particular type of vandalism targeted the name plaques of foreign students on the doors to their rooms?

Of course I can se that this is a serious issue. More than that: it is a crime.

Have instances of vandalism also happened to other facilities or have the name plaques of students in other rooms been vandalised?

If not, then it clearly is a most worrisome crime.

Then the administration should step in and involve the police.

I do not really believe that the Chinese students' video will stop the culprits.

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