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RE: hakka: Other Hakka Websites
I totally missed this thread, sorry. My dad is Hakka from Jamaica
(Falmouth), and my mother is Hakka from Trinidad. I've asked my dad to find
the Chinese in Jamaica book, but it is buried somewhere. According to my
father, my grand aunt was one of the secretaries that worked on the book for
the association. If it turns up, I'll scan it and make it available.
There was recently (this past year) an exhibit at the Bronx Museum of Art
(New York City). They had an interesting exhibit book. Also if you visit New
York Chinatown, the Museum of Chinese in the Americas has good coverage,
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> Hi Craig,
> Sorry it's taken so long to reply to your inquiry! I've been
> away from my
> mail for a while.
> My parents are also from Jamaica. I took some Chinese History courses in
> university and was doing some research on the the large overseas Chinese
> migration during the nineteenth century. In terms of academic
> sources about
> the Chinese (Hakka) who migrated to Jamaica, there is really very
> little out
> there. I've checked for websites myself to no avail! There is a book,
> however, that was put out (partly in English and partly in Chinese) by a
> fellow named Lee Tom Yin in the 1950s (or 60s). Quite
> appropriately, it is
> called "The Chinese in Jamaica." If you inquire within your
> family, perhaps someone might have a copy of it. Since the Chinese
> community on the island was (and still is) small and one of the older
> members of your family is bound to have hear of the author.
> The "Chinese in Jamaica" is a topic that fascinates me immensely. I have
> been thinking that I would like to do some graduate work in this
> area but I
> have been sidetracked recently. I'm in China right now (Huizhou,
> teaching English at a private kindergarten and primary school.
> Huizhou is
> about two hours from the area that my grandparents (on both
> sides) are from.
> I am hoping to go and visit the ancestral "stomping ground" one
> day soon,
> when I have a bit of free time.
> Anyway, I hope I have been some help.
> Hilary Chance :)
> P.S.: Just to let you other "Hakka Netters" know, I'm fine and
> I'm having a
> great time out here. At the school, there are several members of
> the staff
> who are Hakka in origin. In terms of speaking the language, my Hakka is
> still rather limited (I'm sorry to say!) but my Putonghua has improved
> immensely. I will have to be more diligent about learning the "home
> dialect" in the future.
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> Subject: hakka: Other Hakka Websites
> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 08:39:39 -0000
> Craig, Hakka Netters,
> This message is being forwarded to the Hakka network, and hopefully,
> more folks can help to answer your request.
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From: Craig Lyn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 30 November 1999 04:31
Subject: Other Hakka Websites
Hi Mr. Dylan,
I was wondering if you know of any Hakka websites regarding the
Hakka migration from China to the Carribean Islands. My parents are
Chinese born in Jamaica. Many of my relatives were born there and all
were Hakka. Do you know of any website regarding Chinese (Hakka)
Jamaican websites? I have searched many times, but have yet to come up
with anything. Thanks.
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