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Re: Mao's Hakka Ancestry - Article from the British Chinese Association's paper in August 1997
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- From: "Dixie" <Dixie@singnet.com.sg>
- Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 23:27:06 +0800
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Thanks to Dylan for letting everyone have access to this interesting piece
I am not a historian or linguist. But just like to share some points.
1. The article is dated 8th August 1997 but I remember reading it in the
newspapers some years back. The discovery must be some time ago.
2. The most important thing is to verify the trueness of the discovery.
Doesn't Mao have descendants who can testify to it?
3. If point 2 is true, can a Hakka who deny that he is a Hakka changes the
fact that he is one? Mao did not deny it probably because he himself did
not even know about it.
4. Who have the authority to accept Mao into the Hakka family? Should they
be the World Hakka Association, if there is one (pardon me for my
knowledge, or the lack of it), or by Chinese historians?