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Famous Hakkas in the World
I managed to find the book, "Famous Hakkas in the World", which list about
120 famous Hakkas in the world, in the library. Surprising, it was written
by a Singaporean - from my own country!
The book has confirmed that Zeng Guofan, the Qing general who brought down
the Taiping Rebellion, is a Hakka.
There are many surprising Hakka political leaders mentioned:
1. Ne Win, former Head of State, Burma (now Myamar)
2. Wu Dahe, Vice-Governor of Hawaii state, USA
3. Zhang Ahhui, President of Guyana
4. Ho Cai, Governor of Trinadad and other governors
(The spellings may not be correct.)
These names were not mentioned in this Forum before.
However, it briefly mentioned that Cheng Chengong of Taiwan fame is a
Hakka, but I doubt so although he is half-Chinese.
Still, I am seeking to clarify whether these people are Hakkas. So far, I
have not found books to confirm their status.
- Xiao Chaogui and Wei Changhui of Taiping Rebellion's fame
- Huang Xing of Huanghuagang fame
- Song Chingling - it was mentioned in this Forum that her Hakka
grandparents moved to Hainan Island
- Li Ka Shing - Hong Kong's billionaire whose ancestry is Hakka - I doubt
so as he has stated that he is a Chaozhou
- Naomi Campbell - Someone mention that this supermodel's father is a
All comments are welcome.