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Hsieh Chi-chiung: the ‘Hard-neck’ Hakka Photographer
Hsieh Chi-chiung, born 1934 in Miaoli, lost his father to illness and was brought up by his grandfather and his mother. Times were hard for Hsieh growing up, but he was diligent… More
2021-02-03
Lo Ching-shi: Hakka Three-Line Poet
Lo Ching-shi was born in 1933 at Guanxi Township, Hsinchu County in Taiwan. In 1937, his father established the Formosa Black Tea Company with Guanxi locals. The company focused… More
2020-12-16
Chang Jie-ming: Hakka children's book writer
Born in Miaoli County’s Gongguan Township in 1956, Chang Jie-ming is a contemporary Hakka children's literature writer in Taiwan. His works reflect the Hakka people’s thoughts,… More
2020-11-11
Chu Pan-hsiung: Hakka ceramic artist
Born in 1945, Dr. Chu Pan-hsiung is a Hakka from Kaohsiung’s Meinong District in southern Taiwan. He graduated from National Taiwan Academy of Arts -- now National Taiwan… More
2020-10-14
Deng Nan-guang: Pioneer of Hakka Photography
Deng Nan-guang, real name Deng Teng-hui, was born in Beipu, Hsinchu County in 1907. He went to Japan for his senior high school and university education when he was 17.  More
2020-09-16
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
2020-06-18
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
2020-05-19
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
2020-04-22
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
2020-03-19
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
2020-02-19