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Rhoda L. Agin, Sterling Sakai, Colleen Fong, and Asoke Basu

Written by professors at California State University, Hayward, this little primer sets out to do precisely what its title indicates: guide the reader in the pronunciation of Asian Pacific names. In addition to covering pronunciation, the authors address cultural expectations regarding the use of names in greetings and addressing one another. Countries covered (including historical briefs) are Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Philippines, and Vietnam. One index chart of all the names covered leads off the booklet and demographic statistics and a list of resources close it. Originally designed to serve the university campus, the book has usefulness in the corporate world as well.

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