Lai Ren-jen: Hakka Mountain Song Master
Born in 1954, Lai Ren-jen grew up in Tongluo Township, Miaoli County. During his youth, the elders around him were all Hakka mountain song singers, so he naturally learned a lot… More
Lee Wan-tang: A Hakka cultural envoy to Spain
Lee Wan-tang was born in Zhongli, Taoyuan in 1954. As a child, he discovered that he had a talent for languages and was very interested in foreign languages. However, he could… More
Yang Cheng-nan: Hakka dictionary editor
Yang Cheng-nan, one of the winners of the Hakka Contribution Award in 2019, is a pioneer in the study of Hakka language who is well versed in sinology. Joining Chung Yuan Weekly… More
Tseng Gui-hai: A Hakka doctor, poet, and activist
Born in Jiadong Township of Pingtung County in 1946, Tseng Gui-hai was raised in a typical Hakka family. When he was young, Tseng had ideas that were different from others and was… More
Chang Wei-an: A sociologist who constructs global Hakka images
Traditionally, Hakka studies mostly stayed within the realm of investigations into Hakka origins, language and customs. For sociologist Chang Wei-an, the present and future of… More
Chu Jen-yih: A physician who promotes Hakka affairs
Chu Jen-yih is a native of Xinpu Township, Hsinchu County. Chu is a well-known pediatrician as well as a medical professor who has been highly commended for his work in the field… More
Yeh Ri-song: pioneer in the creation of Hakka poetry
Since childhood, Yeh Ri-song has had a strong interest in literature. Yeh often wrote poems and submitted them to major newspapers. The newspapers frequently accepted his poetry,… More
Lin Sheng-xiang: a Hakka folk singer who tries to change the world with his music
Lin Sheng-xiang was born in Kaohsiung’s Meinong in 1971 and grew up in that Hakka town. Whenever he recalls his childhood, fresh in his mind is a warm picture of his family sittin More
Wen Tsai-tang: An Expert of Promoting Hakka Culture
Wen Tsai-tang was born in a poor family in a Hakka village in Miaoli. When he was young, he accepted the help of his teacher Chang Shao-chie (張紹杰) so he could continue his study.… More
Ou Li-zu: Hakka Spiritual Leader of Nantou
On December 5, 1935, Ou Li-zu was born in Yuchi Township, Nantou County. Ou’s parents were originally Hakkas from Miaoli County. They moved to Nantou before he was born. At the… More