I put this under support rather than a feature request because maybe there is some way to handle this?
My journal uses this format for articles that are in Asian languages (sample provided by journal):
Hua Linfu 華林甫. “Qingdai yilai Sanxia diqu shuihan zaihai de chubu yanjiu” 清代以來三峽地區水旱災害的初步硏究 [“A Preliminary Study of Floods and Droughts in the Three Gorges Region since the Qing Dynasty”]. Zhongguo shehui kexue 中國社會科學 1 (1999): 168–79.
However, if I enter a name like this:
Hua, Linfu 華林甫
my in-text citation ends up looking like this:
(L. 華林甫 Hua 1999)
As far as I can tell this is because Chicago uses initials when more than one author share the same surname. So, since that happens a lot with Chinese authors, I end up getting “L. Hua” instead of “Hua.” That’s OK, and I suppose one could alter that if the journal doesn’t want initials - but if that is correct, then how to suppress the Chinese name appearing in there along with the initials?