China Hakka Museum is the largest museum in China preserving,
researching and displaying Hakka history and culture.
Meizhou City, as one of the largest settlements for Hakka people,
serves as the only Hakka Autonomous prefecture-level city in China.
There sits the famous Hakka Park, including the China Hakka Museum,
integrating Hakka architecture, culture, art and customs and
There are Hakka museums in many places around the world, but this
is the largest one in China with the main building covering an area
of 5985 square meters (1.5 acres) and a total building area of
about 12,000 square meters (3 acres). It consists of four
large-scale buildings, namely the major hall (China Hakka Museum)
and three branches (Huang Zuixian Memorial Hall, Hall of University
Presidents and Hall of Generals).
The whole museum exhibits 194 pieces of relics, and nearly 100
items of historical documents. The museum permanently holds a theme
display, Hakka, which is further divided into five sections, namely
"the origin of Hakka", "the customs of Hakka", "the architecture of
Hakka", "the culture of Hakka" and "the development of Hakka", all
showing the profound history and culture of Hakka.
Genealogy is a family tree recording the origin, development and
migration of certain a family name. It is the most important raw
data for searching the ancestor and studying social history and
folklore. The history of genealogy in China could date back to the
Wei and Jin dynasties (220-589). Hakka ancestors moved to the south
part of China because of wars, natural disasters or promotion and
relocation of official positions. They settled down in Jiangxi,
Fujian, and Guangdong provinces and later migrated all over the
world. During the movement and immigration, genealogy was viewed as
the treasure and legacy to integrate the family. And now it serves
as the most important historical data for studying Hakka culture.
In the museum there is a special digital genealogy. The digital
genealogy can turn the page automatically by simply doing a
page-turning gesture above the machine. It can help visitors to
find the origin of his or her name.
- Location: Dongshan Avenue, Meijiang District, Meizhou City
- Transportation: Take public bus No. 1, 2, 6 or 12
- Opening hours: 8:30-17:30, daily
- Admission: free
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