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Hakka as a subculture of Chinese can be compared to the Mexican culture of
Latino culture of America, which has a time of "origin". "Hakka" originated
from the Punti-Hakka conflict around 1700, and before that Hakka DID not
distinguish thenselves from the Cantonese speakers, because both of them
identified themselves as Tang people. After the war in Siyi (around
In your logic. "America" was discovered in 15th century so "America"
didn't exist prior to 15th century????
Taishan), Punti and Hakka identity was firmly constructed. Therefore I
oppose the use of HAKKA to name any people or culture before 1700, because
this concept did not exist. It is illogical to name anyone before the 18th
Century as "Hakka", which is comparable to name anyone before 1700 as US
citizen. To use the term Hakka, we have to be scientific and careful.
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