Lo Hsiang-lin

Lo Hsiang-lin
Traditional Chinese 羅香林
Simplified Chinese 罗香林

Lo Hsiang-lin (1906–1978) was one of the most renowned researchers in Hakka language and culture. His pioneering research in Hakka genealogy showed that the Hakka are Han Chinese. He was born in Xingning, Guangdong in 1906 and died in 1978. He attended Xingmin middle school, Tsinghua University, and Yenching University. From 1956–1968 he was a professor in Hong Kong University's Chinese department. In 1969, he became the first director of the Research Institute of Chinese Literature and History, Chu Hai College.


  • Hong Kong in the Cultural Interchange of East and West (香港與中西文化之交流)
  • History of Chinese Nationalities (民族生存論)
  • Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Family Lineage (國父家世源流考)
  • Introduction to Hakka Studies (客家研究導論)
  • Study of Family Lineage in Hong Kong History (香港前代史)
  • 客家源流考
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