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Academic Paper

Title: The discursive construction of English naming practice in Mainland China: A nationalism and authenticity perspective: Netizens’ perceptions of the English name Angelababy reflect the dynamics and power relations in naming practices in China
Author: Hao Wang
Author: Mingfa Yao
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin
Abstract: Recently, a regional newspaper agency in Mainland China reported on the Chinese celebrity Angelababy by using her English name (Net Ease Entertainment, 2016). A reader complained about this, suggesting that Angelababy's Chinese name needs to be in the report as well. The reader's comment and the name Angelababy went viral on many online news outlets, and comments were posted about the problems associated with such an English name from a large number of Chinese netizens.


This article appears IN English Today Vol. 34, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .

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