A Study of Interaction between Singapore Dabu Hakka and the Native Place in China during the Republican Period: Taking Shencai Wu's Account Book and Faxiang Wu's Trading Diary as Examples
|Keywords:||民國時期;新加坡;客家華僑;大埔原鄉;互動;Republican period of China;Singapore;Overseas Hakka;Dabu County;Interaction|
College of Hakka Studies
Centered on an account book of a Singapore overseas Chinese Wu Shencai(1912-1948) and atrading diary of his father Wu Faxiang, this paper discusses interactive relationships between Singapore Hakka of Dabu County and their home village in China. In addition to the records of Wu Shencai's donation to Char Yong Association and Char Yong Lizhi She in Singapore, the Account Book and Trading Diary detailed record details of the frequency and the amount of money and quantity of goods which were sent back to hometown each year by Wu Shencai as well as the names of “Shuike”, the cost of travels, and the amount of donation to schools, construction of bridges and “Zuofu” in the native place. This study provideds a specific case to understand the interaction between Singapore Hakka People of Dabu County and their native place in China during the Republican period.
Global Hakka Studies
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