Hi, My name is Y. S.YOW
I am an Australian author. A very warm welcome to my website.
This is a website designed to help people
understand the Chinese language and culture in English, without the need of
any Chinese character software or platform. It
is dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of ethnic Chinese throughout the
world, ethnic Chinese citizens or residents who would like to know more
about their own heritage.
We hope that our website
serves as a source of information to those, though no fault of their own,
were deprived of an environment to know or learn their own language or
practice their culture. Those who seek to find out what their surname or
name means, or where their dialect comes from, we seek to deliver the basic
background information; those who would like to know in simple English
terms, common habits, customs, culture, historical perspectives, Chinese
zodiac interpretations, philosophy and outlook, will find this site a
Last but not
least, we seek to serve as a guide for the wider community to understand the
ethnic Chinese, either as neighbours, colleagues, church members, team
members, classmates, partners or simply as friends. It is also useful for
anyone involved in retail business, import or export trade, diplomatic
missions, government agencies or departments, ….”
Let us share with you some of my thoughts,
viewpoints and ideas.
to check your name in Chinese characters, what your
Chinese name means, top 100 Chinese surnames,
learn a few proverbs,
appreciate a poem or two,
of the numerous topics
that interests you from the book, or browse through one of my
Please send me an
email should you have any comments.