Actually a lot of people here in Taiwan already write their names on
their business cards with the surname last, in Western style,..... such as
Many years ago, when Ma Ying-jeou was between government posts and
doing university teaching, I tried to contact him for an interview,
couldn't reach him, and left a message. The next day he called back
and said "This is Ying-jeou Ma." It took me a few seconds to figure
out who was on the line -- rather embarrassing.
XXXXX, an american businessman in Taipei, longtime expat