It is hoped that the old and natural Hakka method of farming can become a blue-print for a ‘new’ type of agricultural process in New China, whereby the excesses and foolishness of modern ‘petroleum agriculture’ can be transitioned into the use of more natural farming methods that are assisted and optimised by the benefit of modern technology. This is a clever blending of the old and the new in the present time. The old Hakka method of farming might well serve as the natural basis of the future agricultural policy of New China.
Original Chinese Language Article By: http://gx.people.com.cn (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) A study of ‘Mao Zedong’s Collected Works’ reveals his interest in the Hakka people
Original Chinese Language Article By: Chinese History & Literature Institute (中華文史學會) (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) The name of ‘Ho Chi Minh’ (胡志明 – Hu
This festival was organised to highlight the historical association between the Hakka people and their practice of Chinese Ch’an Buddhism, and to explore the many different aspects of Hakka culture and Ch’an Buddhist practice. Another important aspect was to encourage cross-straits Hakka Ch’an Buddhist cultural interaction between Meizhou, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
As Ch’an masters have been generally celibate, the idea of successful procreation does not hold for the perpetuation of their respective lineages. In the case of enlightened lay Ch’an masters – even if they have off-spring it is not guaranteed that their children will be enlightened beings.
Within Hakka areas of China, the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as ‘Eighth Lunar Month’ and ‘Mid-Eighth Lunar Month’ Festival. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, Hakka people not only eat Moon Cakes, but also gather together to share the tradition of watching the Full Moon, and many other unique cultural activities.