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Re: Hakka warriors
I think it might be difficult for any one to prove whether Yue Fei, Wen
Tian Xiang, and Guo Zi Yi were Hakkas. But I know the following is true:
Huang Xing, who led the revolt in Guangzhou under the direction of Sun
Yat Sen, and many who were killed during the revolt were Hakkas. Only 72
were found with their bodies, but a lot more died in the battle.
When Sun Yat went to Hawaii to raise fund for the anti-Qing revolution, many
participants were Hakkas and Sun used Hakka in his speech a lot for this
reason. From a historical recording of Sun's voice, his Mandarin has strong
Cantonese accent (not quite Hakka accent, there is a recording on the net).
However, according to some documents, Sun's family came to Xiang Shan
from Zhi Jin ( a Hakka county). His ancestry was Hakka.
The Soong family (Soong Mei Ling, Soong Qing Ling) was some how associated
with Hakka, but not sure how much.
Liao Zong Kai (nationalist leader assasinated, father of Liao Cheng Zhi)
Yeh Jian Ying (communist military)
Zhang Fa Kui (nationalist military)
are all Hakka political/miltary figures.
Wong Fei Hung (Huang Fei Hong) is most likely not Hakka. He was a native
On Mon, 11 Nov 1996 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >From email@example.com Tue Nov 5 01:55:57 1996
> From: Chin Philip <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Hakka warriors
> [moderator: The Sung dynasty general that always victorious against the
> Chin(he was killed by prime minister) Yue Fei, Wen Tian Xiong during the
> end era of Sung dynasty is also Hakka. So is Tang dynasty's general
> Kuo-tze-yi who control the only province in the North and still loyal
> to Tang dynasty. This are what I remember from top of my head]
> Can someone out there know if the famous chinese boxer Wong Fei Hong is a
> Hakka or Cantonese?
> My other Hakka friends in Canada always mentioned to me that during the
> old dynasty era in China, most of the High Court Gov't officials and
> famous Army Generals are Hakka. If that is true, can someone tell me
> more about some of these famous Hakka soldiers/warriors? I would appreciate
> if I can learnt more about them.
> Philip Chin