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Re: "The Stubborn Hakka People" (1)
Dear Yoon Ngan,
I have the book too. It is a fascinating reading and highly recommendable.
Thanks for do a good job in sharing with all in this forum.
There are a several books by Japanese on Hakka. They have a special interest in
this area because they feel Hakka and Japanese are both preserving the ancient
Chinese culture. In fact one the first to contact me after I built the Hakka
website was a Japanese. He used machine translation to convert everything on my
site to Japanese. But the translation was not accurate and I could not find the
site any more.
The surname Gao Mu (Tall Wood) could be related to Chinese too. I know of three
famous Gao Mu - an archaeologist, a writer (the author of the book you are
translating), and a Chinese calligraphy enthusiast, all with strong interest in
Chinese culture. The family name seems to come from Kyushu, where Xu Fu landed.
Xu Fu was probably the first Chinese landed in Japan. Just some interesting