I'm not one to cry racism or cultural bias at the drop at the hat, but I for one find it disturbing the refusal of much of the Western media to honor actress Ziyi Zhang's years-old request to identify her as Ziyi Zhang, making her Chinese name correspond more closely to Western first name-last name style than as Zhang Ziyi, the name she was initially credited as when she drew fame in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The latest example came in an interview Thursday with the actress by James Mottram in The Independent in connection with Zhang's upcoming film The Banquet. No mention was even made of her preferred name. Zhang has not been credited in a film as Zhang Ziyi since 2004's House of Flying Daggers, yet members of the media (some defiantly) refuse to honor the actress's wishes. Did anyone continue to call Laurence Fishburne Larry when he changed his name? Except when they are being disparaging, you seldom see anyone refer to Ronny Howard or Ricky Schroder anymore. Hasn't everyone bent over backward to accommodate every name change for Sean "Puff Daddy/Puffy/P. Diddy/Diddy" Combs and Roseanne "Barr/Arnold/Roseanne/Barr"? There is definitely some sort of double standard at work here and quite a bit of disrespect for the Chinese actress. Maybe they assume her English isn't strong enough to notice the slight.