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高雄市政府客家事務委員會(英文版)

高雄市政府客家事務委員會(英文版)

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    Date:2017-12-13       Contact person:許瓊慧       Data source:客家事務委員會       Contact Information:mousecat@kcg.gov.tw       

     

    Hakka Coco Magnolia

    Hakka Coco Magnolia

    Most of the Hakka residing in Kaohsiung City are from Liudui Hakka Village of Kaohsiung County and Pingtung County, while others are from Central and Northern Taiwan. The traditional Hakka settlements often congregate in groups, and the urban Hakka population often scatter throughout the city. These Hakka people are often thriving in areas of their expertise, and have contributed fundamentally to the success of the city's modernization. Behind each story of the success, the figure of woman has since been the familiar face supporting the family.

    Since the ancient time, female has been paying a major role in marriage and family. She could be the daughter, the sister, and a mother. Women in agricultural society are in charge of the family's body and soul, and at the same time take part in the farming labor. The slang, "Women hold up half the sky," fully describes woman's tough character.

    Following the changes of the times, women are allowed to go to school and be educated. The old tradition such as bound feet has been banished, and she is no longer a subordinate to the family. In turn, the sense of self-establishment has motivated women to compete with men in various fields, shattering the barrier of sexual stereotype. Even so, women in modern society still cannot escape the social expectation, requiring women to jostle between work and family.

    Mongolia is characterized by its layers of petal enveloped under the green skin during the day, and blossom with delicate fragrance at night. Hard working Hakka woman spend daytime in the field in turban to endure the scorching sun, and transform into a mother figure to provide food and warmth at night. Therefore, not only does Mongolia symbolize Hakka Women's diligence and earthiness, it also represents their toughness and resolute attitude towards life.

     

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