Huang Juan: novelist who helps unite Hakka in Taiwan and overseas
Huang Rui-juan, usually known as Huang Juan, is an expat writer best famous for her novels about lives of the Hakkas in Taiwan and overseas. As a Hakka, she promotes Hakka affairs… More
Ku Kuo-sun: Scholar who established the Hakka phonetic system
Ku Kuo-sun is an educator and scholar specializing in the Hakka studies and language. Over the past three decades, Ku has been dedicated to creating a system of phonetic symbols… More
Rev. Johan Tidemann Johansen — A missionary who served Hakka communities
Rev. Johan Tidemann Johansen’s father came to Taiwan to set up a church in Taichung’s Dongshi Township in 1961, a time when local medical resources were quite scarce. In 1969,… More
Hsu Teng-chih – A fantastic Hakka woman from the mountainous Dongshi region
Born in 1944 in Dongshi Township, Taichung County (now the Dongshi District of Taichung City), Hsu Teng-chih is a classic Taiwanese Hakka woman with a strong and unpretentious… More
Edward Yang: an important flag bearer of New Taiwan Cinema
Edward Yang was a representative director of New Taiwan Cinema movement, whose works had always been closely linked to his Taiwanese and Chinese cultures. At the same time, he was… More
Hou Hsiao-hsien: a leading figure in New Taiwan Cinema
Hou Hsiao-hsien is an important director of the New Taiwan Cinema best known for his use of long take, scenery shot, and fixed focuses in films. In 1983, his film "The Sandwich… More
Hsu Mu-chen: master of traditional Hakka songs
Hsu Mu-chen is a Taiwanese Hakka folk art master. His rich life history and performance experience have left a valuable testimony to the folk music of Hakka traditional society.… More
Jiang Wen-ye: the first Taiwanese person to win a medal in the Olympics
Jiang Wen-ye was a Hakka composer, vocalist and teacher. His works contained a strong sense of his homeland Taiwan, religious sacred music and Chinese classical culture, setting… More
Chung Tie-min: lifelong guardian of farmers and Meinong
Chung Tie-min was a writer and activist who had dedicated his life to voicing his support for farmers through literature. He also played a leading role in the protest against the… More
Li Qiao: author who turned misery into energy for the advancement of life
Li Qiao is a representative writer of Hakka literature. Since his first novel, “The Wine Drinker’s Self Description (酒徒的自述),” was published in 1959, he has continued to create and… More