Taiwan Mission Quarterly

 

The Hakka

Volume 4 Number 4 (Spring 1995)

 

In This Issue

The Hakka people are a distinct ethnic Chinese people group. Descendants of the ancient Han Chinese, they are originally from the heart of old China but migrated in several phases to the south of China. There they settled as "guests" among those who preceded them. "Hakka" is the word for "guest people" in their own language ("Ke-jia" in Mandarin). Early in the eighteenth century many Hakkas migrated to Taiwan looking for new opportunities.

 Chinese migrants from the mainland province of Fukien (commonly known as the Minnan or Taiwanese people) preceded the Hakkas to Taiwan and had already gained control of the best land. Therefore the Hakkas settled mostly in the less desirable, hilly country of northern Taiwan. With a population of about three million, the Hakkas now make up 15 percent of Taiwan's population. 

Table of Content

The Hakka

  • Hakka Ministry: Are all Chinese the Same? by Joel Nordtvedt

  • Christian Witness to the Hakka People by the PCT by Paul McLean

  • Who is Looking for These Hidden People? by Jerry Cole

  • The World Hakka Evangelical Association by Michael Kittelson

 


 

  • I Thought We Were Starting All Over Again by Nathan D. Showalter

 


 

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