I had a strange, uncomfortable feeling after realizing my visual confusion in recognizing Chinese faces around me. Even more bizarre, their name, difficult for me to pronounce, would not stick in my memory.
It took me an awfully long time to perceive differences in Chinese faces and memorizing names. Finally, I learned the name of my colleagues, but years later, without being activated, just a few names remained imbedded in my memory.
I suppose, my Chinese friends had a similar difficulty to learn and remember my name, so Faculty decided to give me a Chinese name with which I would identify myself during my stay in China.
I was proud to sign my work using new Chinese name Lu Jie writing two Chinese hieroglyphs:
More about Chinese characters for surnames at chinese-word.com.
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