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Bai Xin Ding--Praying for the Well-being of a New-Born Son
In many Hakka villages in Taiwan, there is a folk custom known as “Bai Xin Ding (拜新丁)” or “Xin Ding Ban (新丁粄)”, which has its origins in reporting the birth of a son in the fam More
2021-01-06
Lords of the Three Mountains
The belief of the Lords of the Three Mountains is a worship of mountain deities. The three mountains referred to Dushan (獨山), Mingshan (明山), and Jinshan (巾山) in the Chaozhou area… More
2020-12-09
God of Five Grains
In Roman mythology, there is a goddess Demeter who blesses farming people. In ancient Chinese culture, there is a god of agriculture – the God of Five Grains. More
2020-11-04
Bagong, God of Earth
The Hakka people refer to the God of Earth as "Bagong (伯公)," which in Hakka dialect refers to the older brother of one’s grandfather. The name given to the deity shows the Hakkas'… More
2020-10-07
The Heritage of Jingzi Pavilions
Jingzi Pavilions (also called "Respect Words Pavilions") are a commonly seen structure in Hakka villages. Jingzi Pavilions are not temples used to worship deities, but are… More
2020-09-09
The Belief of Yimin Ye
The belief of Yimin Ye (righteous people) is of importance to the Hakka people both religiously and culturally; it can even be regarded as the spiritual symbol of Hakka… More
2020-08-05
Distribution and resurgence of the Hakka language
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2018-07-16
Hakka Festivals
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2018-07-16
A Brief Historical Overview of the Hakka
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2018-06-14
Origin, Development and Establishment of Hakka
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2018-06-14