myschkin: . . .
He is an is an "Indonesian–Dutch" chess master. His name has a "Chinese-Indonesian"** origin :)
<Tan Hiong Liong> Asian syntax*
<Hiong Liong Tan> European syntax
<Hiong Liong> ~ given name
<Tan> ~ family name
Chinese origins - from the name of the state of Tan during the Zhou dynasty. Wu Wang, who established the Zhou dynasty in 1122 B.C., gave the state of Tan to a descendant of the model emperor Yu (2205–2198 bc), with the status of Viscount. Descendants adopted the name of the state Tan as their surname.
In 1602 the Dutch established the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and became the dominant European power. Following bankruptcy, the VOC was formally dissolved in 1800, and the government of the Netherlands established the Dutch East Indies as a nationalized colony. For most of the colonial period, Dutch control over these territories was tenuous; only in the early 20th century did Dutch dominance extend to what was to become Indonesia's current boundaries.
** Darn, while typing I could ask a friend of mine. He is from Shanghai and said it [Hiong Liong] is not Chinese (Feng_kai sagte:
deswegen kann ich leider auch nicht viel dazu sagen [trotzdem danke Quarknase]), but he assumed <Tan> is the family name, too.
Uff, nochmal Glück gehabt :D
But we could ask User: fictionist in that case !