Ji is the pinyin romanization of a number of distinct Chinese surnames that are written with different characters in Chinese. Depending on the character, it may be spelled , , , or when tone diacritics are used. In Wade–Giles they are romanized as Chi. Languages using the Latin alphabet do not distinguish among the different Chinese surnames, rendering them all as Ji or Chi. Chi (池) is also a Chinese surname;[1] it is the surname of Wuhan author Chi Li.

Surnames romanized as Ji

Ancient clan names

Other surnames

See also


  1. ^ ""池{...}5(Chí)名姓。"(translation: chi{...}5(Chí)Noun Surname.)"現代漢語詞典(第七版). Contemporary Chinese Dictionary (Seventh Edition). 商務印書舘. The Commercial Press. 1 September 2016. p. 174. ISBN 978-7-100-12450-8.
  2. ^ Pulleyblank, Edwin G. (2000). "Ji 姬 and Jiang 姜: The Role of Exogamic Clans in the Organization of the Zhou Polity" (PDF). Early China (25). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e 中国最新300大姓排名(2008) [300 most common surnames in China (2008)] (in Chinese). Taiwan.cn. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  4. ^ a b Gu Derong (顾德融); Zhu Shunlong (朱顺龙) (2003). 春秋史 [History of the Spring and Autumn Period]. Shanghai People's Publishing House. ISBN 978-7-208-04544-6.