Last Name

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Nov 25, 2016 23:28 news
In early days in Taiwan, married women had to change their last names to their husbands' last names.

Years after that, married women still could keep their last names, but they must put their husbands' last sames before their last names, which were so-called compound surnames.

Due to gender equity, this kind of custom has been dismissed in Taiwan now, and women also have right to let their children have maternal names as their last names.

In Chinese society, last name stands for the inheritance of the blood.

In Japan, women can choose if they want to substitute their last names for their husbands' last names or not not now.