What Does The Hmong Last Name Lee Mean?

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It was a Chinese last name that was given to the Hmong peoples a long time ago. It was the biggest Hmong family that left China.
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Lee [lee]
n
1.  nautical ship side away from wind: The side of a ship away from the source of the wind 
2.  protective cover: Shelter from the elements when the wind is blowing
in the lee of the wall
 
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1. Lis; Mus ua; saib xyuas(To handle; to take care; to do)
2. Lis; Tej txoj kab losyoug kev uas muaj nyob hauv plawv ntawm cov ntoo. Teem ntau yog ua rau tuab thiab tawv heev. (Grain, such as the pattern of the fibrous tissue in wood)
 
hehehe that's what I found from the English & Hmong dictionary. You should ask the old folks.
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Lee (or Li in modern Mainland Chinese's spelling) in Chinese is a tree. It corresponds to plum tree in English. The national flower of Republic of China (Taiwan) is a flower from the Lee tree.

Lee is a relative prominent last name is Chinese culture/history.

The founder of Taoism, Lao Tzu was born Lee (last name in Chinese naming system) Erh, whose famous book, Tao Te Ching has been translated into and studied in many English books. The teaching in Taoism lays the foundation of one of the mot basic belief systems in Chinese culture.

The Tang dynasty is founded by a Lee family. Tang dynasty is considered to be one of the most glorious and rich dynasties in Chinese history. (Most of the Japanese traditional clothing/costumes were adopted from this period of Chinese history.)

Throughout Chinese history, one of the most famous poet is Lee Bai during the Tang-Sung period.  Lee Bai's  poems have been cited throughout the Chinese history and have been taught in almost all the Chinese schools. Most Chinese can easily recite some of Lee Bai's poems.

One of the most celebrated and productive woman poet in Chinese history in Lee Chingzhao (or Li Chingchao). As a woman in Sung dynasty when women were not supposed to be educated,  Lee Chingzhao left behind a collection of about 70 beautiful poems, some of which were extremely popular in Chinese history. She was also known to be extremely patriotic. She was elected as one of the most important and significant people in Chinese history.

One of the most colorful and famous Chinese Buddhist is named Lee Shutong in the 20th century. Lee studied arts/music and also played in the Western operas. He introduced many Western songs into Chinese culture with his own Buddhism-colored lyrics. He eventually gave up his earthy life and became a Buddhist monk. A recent movie had been made about his life.

Plato Chun-Chih Lee

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