Answered By: Rebecca Hyde
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2023     Views: 21200

Chinese names are normally written with the surname or family name first (what is usually referred to as the last name in English). According to the MLA Style Manual and Guide for Scholarly Publishing (pg. 108), this convention can be preserved when writing in English. 

For example, "Evolution of European Missionaries' Views on Chinese Medicine" by Tao Feiya is cited as:

Tao Feiya. "The Evolution Of European Missionaries' Views On Chinese Medicine." Chinese Studies In History, vol. 46, no. 2, 2012, pp. 58-87. 

Note that there is no comma between Tao and Feiya because you have not reversed these names.

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