Saturday, October 31, 2009

Taiwan Hakkas celebrate Yi Min

Yimin (or “righteous people”, 義民) was a title the Qing dynasty bestowed upon Hakka who helped the Qing government put down an uprising by the Fujianese in Taiwan in the 1700s.The uprising led to the deaths of more than 200 people in Hsinchu. The bodies were buried at the local Sinpu-Fangliao Yimin Temple.Hakka celebrate the memory of the Yimin on the 20th of the seventh month of the lunar calendar.

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