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09-02-2001, 07:42 AM
Ok probably a dumb question.

Is Qi Gong pronounced "key-gong" or is it "chee-kung" .....or neither??

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Fish of Fury
09-02-2001, 07:43 AM
chee gung
(sort of) :) chee kung works too

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Kung Lek
09-02-2001, 02:12 PM
Hi- Chee Gung, or Chi Gong, I've heard them both.

Qi=Chi, pronounced Chee.

Ki pronounced "Key", is the Japanese equivalent of the same thing.


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09-02-2001, 04:21 PM
Is there any easy trick for telling a male Chinese name from a female Chinese name just by reading it? How many people here understand Chinese?

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unclaimed effort
09-02-2001, 06:57 PM
I think some names can be used for both. But there are names that are really feminine and some that are really masculine.

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unclaimed effort
09-02-2001, 06:58 PM
The trick is to locate that person and see for yourself. hehe

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09-03-2001, 12:02 AM
Ki Gang = (Southern Shaolin) Hokkien pronounciation of
Chi (Qi) Kung.... (Mandarine)
Hei-Gung (Cantonese)

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09-03-2001, 02:57 AM
Chinese names are often gender neutral. For example, a (reasonably) common name is Ming which means brightness (among other meanings). It is used as both a male and female name.

Often women may be named after something beautiful (like flowers etc.), while men are named after things that bring connotations of strength (like stone, or mountain etc.)

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fiercest tiger
09-03-2001, 08:19 AM
what about gay men, what are they named after??

im getting in touch with my feminine side! ;)

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09-03-2001, 09:58 AM
Thinking of changing your name are you? :D

Didn't you know that the official Chinese party line is that ****sexuality is not a problem in China - it is a western problem (that is, there are no ****sexuals in China). Interesting huh?

Good way to get around the naming problem anyway :D

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09-03-2001, 04:23 PM
ABandit - Again, the anti-China propaganda rears its ugly head yet again...

Actually, China has never denied the existence of gays in China, and has recently even adopted a rather liberal policy towards them: "****sexuality will stop being regarded as a psychiatric disorder in China next month, on the publication of new guidelines by the Chinese Psychiatric Association.
They will say that ****sexuality is part of "normal" sexual behaviour, with the proviso that those who are unhappy with their sexual orientation may still be judged to be in need of psychiatric help. "

H*ll, they probably see it as another method of population control...

09-10-2001, 04:53 AM
If you knew me you would actually find that I am far from being anti-Chinese. In fact I have often been accused on KFO of being too pro-Chinese.

However, my information on China's stance on ****sexuality came from the horse's mouth so to speak. I was over there in April last year and that is what I was told by our guide. I can only relay what I am told. :)

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09-11-2001, 08:37 PM
ABandit - true, like anywhere, there may very well be a gap between the official gov policy and man-on-the-street reality.

Like, according to our gov policy here, no one in the US is allowed to discriminate by race, color, creed, etc., but depending on who you ask, they'll give you their own real-life perspectives on racism, reverse-racism, etc. etc. You just have to find the gray truth by triangulation, I guess...