Incognita (nuranar) wrote in little_details,

1940s Romanization of a Chinese name

I have a "how do you spell...?" question.  I'm working with an American pronunciation of a Chinese name, dating from 1947.

What I need:

*The typical English spelling in the 1940s for the name that sounds like Koo Jee Kang when said by various Americans.

What I know:

* I am informed that in modern pinyin this name would likely be Ku Je Kang.

Previous searches: Due to the nature of this request, Google isn't much help. I've enquired of a friend who has studied Chinese and visited China; I've also reviewed the pinyin article on Wikipedia.

cross-posted to </a>howdoyousay
Tags: ~languages: chinese, ~names

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