Guest People: Hakka Identity in China and Abroad

University of Washington Press. 6 x 9.25", ix, 284 pp., footnotes, glossary, bibliography, contributors, index, cloth, d.j., Seattle, 1996. Item #8785
ISBN: 0295974699

Historical and linguistic evidence shows that southward movements of people who later became known as Hakka began in Henan province around the beginning of the 4th century, and from there continued to Jiangxi, Fujian, and Guangdong, and eventually overseas. In Guangdong, they became known as "Guest People", pronounced "Hakka" in the Cantonese dialect - a hostile coinage for improverished wanderers who came to South China.

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