Publications and References on Hakka Culture
The following are sources or books that are about the Family Names:
*Union Journal (Lian He Bao) Cultural Foundation (Wen Hua Ji Jin
Hui). Have a book series on genealogical records of major family names
*Chen Ming Yuan, Wang Zong Hu: Zhong1 Guo2 Xing4 Shi4 Da4 Quan2
(Compendium of Chinese Family names). Beijing Publisher. 1987.
*Shi3 Guo2 Qiang2: Zhong1 Guo2 Xing4 Shi4 Qi3 Yuan2 (The Origin of
Chinese Family Names). University of Shantong Publisher. 1990.
(Both in simplified characters with brief descriptions only on each
*Shanghai Huadong Normal University, Institute of Chinese Historical Studies
Postal code 200062.
This is a major Hakkaology Center in mainland China.
*"Hakkaology" Journal, Editor
No.1 Feng Huang Bei Lu, Long Yan Shi, Fujian, P.R.China 364000.
(This is a most authoritative journal on Hakkaology with plenty of
* Hakka Research Society
Shenzhen, P.R. CHINA
-> This is a formal Hakka research society focus on cultural, economical
and population profile. It was formed in 1988.
* Institute of Asia Pacific Studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong
-> A symposium proceeding contains a wealth of information on Hakka topics,
especially in clan genealogical records by family names, and by counties in
Guangdong and Fujian.
-> About 60 research papers on various Hakka topics.
Copy fees ranged from HK0.50 to HK11 [1992 price quote]
AUTHORS AND REFERENCES
* Lo, Hsiang-Lin. Historical Sources for the Study of the Hakkas
1933 [Mandarin, SMC Publishing Inc. available]
The main focus is on the various Hakka clan genealogy and the tracing
of the migration route through the genealogical records. Major Family
names are being studied.
* Lo, Hsiang Lin. An introduction to the Study of the Hakkas in Its Ethnic,
Historical, and Cultural Aspects. 1933 [Mandarin, SMC Publishing]
Perhaps the most time-enduring piece of Hakkaological works, and very
comprehensive in dealing with various Hakka topics.
* Chen, Yunn-Dong. Ke Jia Ren.
Dong Men Publishing. 6th edition, 1988 [Mandarin, SMC Publishing available]
A comprehensive Hakkaological work.
* S. M. Shirokogoroff.
Anthropology of Eastern China and Kwangtung province.
* Buxton The people of Asia
* Bernard Mercer.(British)
Hakka Chinese Lessons. London Sheldn Press 1930.
* George Campbell.(British missionary)
Origin and Migration of the Hakkas 1912
* Hashimoto A.Y. The Hakka Dialect 1973
* Eitel, E.J.(British) Ethnographical Sketches of Hakka Chinese.
* Eitel, E.J. An outline History of Hakkas
* Eitel, E.J. Notes and Queries on China Japan 1870
* Michener, James A., Hawaii. New York, Random House, 1959 English.
One of the plot lines traces a Hakka family from village to Hawaii. It's a
fictional novel but Michener has a reputation for authenticity.
* Ramsey, S. Robert., The Languages of China, Princeton, Princeton
Univ. Press, 1987 English.
A comparative discussion of the different languages and dialects in
China. Hakka coverage begins on page 110.
Books and tapes for Mandarin speaking people learning Hakka:
* Hakka Cathay News
9F-5, No. 1, Chan Chian [(Zhan4 Qian2)"station front"]
MiaoLi City 360 Taiwan
Tel: 886-37-271603,886-37-271613 Fax: 886-37-271583
Books and tapes for English speaking speakers learning MingNan
[1Hakka book too, but only one cassette].
* Maryknoll Language Service Center
[120 San Min Road Sec. 1]
Taichung 400 Taiwan Tel: 886-4-3712133
*PingTung (Taiwan) County Government has 1 Hakka Tape/Book and
1 MinNan Tape/Book. Tel: 886-8-7360331, 886-8-7360332
*The Hakka Dialect; a linguistic study of its phonology, syntax, and
lexicon by Mantaro J. Hashimoto, Cambridge University Press 1973
Hakka migration map
Hakka population concentration map
Various Hakka county/ancestor registry maps
-> Check out the WEB sites
* SMC Publishing Inc.
P.O.Box 13-342 [Located in Roosevelt Road, Taipei University area]
Taipei, 10764 [Chinese name is NanTianShuChi(SouthSky)]
Republic of China
Phone: 2-362-0190 Fax: 2-362-3834 Country code: 886
-> The bookstore owner Wei Te-Wen is a Hakka. Write to him for a
catalog asking for Hakka culture. Then send him a list of books you want
to buy. The book store will send you an invoice in your country's
currency, pay them with personal check or money order.