There is additional complicating factor involved in that the author uses complex characters in some of his works and simplified characters in others where he uses Liu Yuejin. He appears to be very prolific. It would be helpful to have a complete list of his publications.
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I would respectfully disagree, and would agree with Wayne and Richard
that these NARs were erroneously established separately, even though
at the time it might have seemed correct.
I don't believe this is a situation "where the author uses two totally
different names to publish." I don't have "the rules" in front of me
so I can't quote from them, but separate bibliographic identities are
cases where an author uses a different name (not just a different form
of the same name, which is what see-refs are for) to write about
different topics or for different audiences. In this case I see one
work from 1993 using "Yuejin." There is another from 1995, but I don't
know if it's the same person. Everything since then has used the full
name, as far as I can tell, so it seems like the author or whoever
just decided to use the full name and didn't look back. That's not a
case of separate bibliographic identities.
As for respecting the author's wish by keeping the separate NARs, I
think it would more likely be respecting his wishes not to separate
his first published work from everything he wrote later.
2011/9/21 Zoom, Jessalyn <[log in to unmask]>:
> In my opinion, the two NARs were set up correctly with 500 field linking to
> the other name in each NAR. In a normal situation where the author uses two
> totally different names to publish, we would easily identify them as two
> separate entities and establish two NARs and no one would even question
> about it. What confuses people here is that the two names are too close and
> one of them is simply the first name portion of the author's full name. I
> would respect the author's wish on using his first name only in one of his
> publications and keep the separate NAR for the name as is.
> Wayne Richter wrote:
> Is there some reason NARs n 98040026 (ÁõÔ¾½ø Liu, Yuejin,$d1958-) and nr
> 95033939 (Ô¾½ø Yuejin) couldn't be combined. They are clearly the same person
> but it appears they are being treated as separate identities (note the 500s
> and 675s) even though the subjects of the works cited in the first 670 of
> each (Chinese literature) are the same.