Author: CHUNG Yoon Ngan
Date: 05-01-12 22:32
The Hakka Chinese - 客家人
My family moved to Guangdong province (廣東省) during the 3rd Hakka big
after the collapsed of the Song Dynasty (宋朝 960AD to 12769AD)
I belong to the 25th generation
According to the Chinese tradition one generation = 30 years
25 X 30 = 750 years
Song Dynasty was exterminated by the Mongolians in 1279AD
2012 minus 1279 = 733 years = 25th generations.
My grandfather became a father when he was 46 years old
Your family migrated to Hainan Island during the 5th Hakka migration
Watched the link and you will find it out. Send a copy to each of your siblings,
telling them that this is your roots.
The Hakka Chinese are sometimes called the "Guest People".
They were a sub-group of the Han Chinese. They lived in Northern China in
the Yellow River basin. Due to the infusion of tribes from the north, flooding,
plaques, droughts, famines and wars drove them en masse to the south.
The local people in the south called these northerners "guest families (客
家)" when they settled in South China.
Please read my book
:"A Chinese Family in the British Colonial Malaya 1858 to 1960"
when I left for Australia to study.
Posted to asiawind.com
By CHUNG Yoon-Ngan (鄭永元)