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Pictures of Chinese people - 56 ethnic groups

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    Han people 汉族


    Hakka people 客家人


    What's on a Hakka dinner table
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    Stuffing food are Hakka specialties
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    Hakka tofu stuffing 酿豆腐 is well known
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    My Great Grandmother used to cook this dish for me when I was a Kid.... never got the name though
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    Pig knuckles
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    梅菜扣肉 fatty pork with preserved vegetable
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    鴨紅炒韭菜 duck blood dish
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    One version of the Hakka soup dumpling 客家湯圓
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    On the early morning of Qingming 清明 holiday the Liu villagers are marching toward the nearby hill with firecrackers cracking
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    Carrying food and paper items
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    Loud tunes of drum and gong with the dragon shaking their heads and tails wildly
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    Wow, what are these?
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    Ah, they are visiting their ancestors' graves.....
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    ....one after another on the same hill or different hills
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    Each grave show the same respects and private conversations by some
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    After all the graves are visited and paid due respects all the villagers are back to the Lui's ancestor hall for celebrations and dinner
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    The ancient Hakka town of 洛带古镇, near Chengdu in Sichuan, was found during the Three Kingdoms Period 220-280 AD. It has been labeled as the "World Number one Hakka Town" 天下客家第一镇 by some,


    Many tourists and locals are walking on this more than a thousand year old main street (original)
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    This 1,500 year old 五凤楼 pagoda is still original with minor repairs but itself had many turbulent histories
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    This town has a history of managing by women 女城管....and still is
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    禹王宫 or 湖广会馆 palace was destroyed by fire in 1912 but rebuilt in 1913
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    “送人玫瑰手留余香,路边野花该采就采"。The poetic motto of this cotton candy store
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    It's a rather big town so when you get tire......
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    How do you do, coming or going?
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    what a town!
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    Cantonese people 广府人
    is a subgroup of the Han people that speak the Cantonese dialect of Chinese - Yue Chinese 粤语. They are included most people live in Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macau; many in eastern Guangxi and some in western Fujian. There are also large number of Cantonese speakers live outside China. Taishan people from Taishan Country and a few small dialect groups live in Guangdong are also considered Cantonese even though they speak different dialects. The estimated speakers of Yue is around 70 million.

    Cantonese language, Hakka, Taishan and Putonghua 普通话 (Mandarin), which is China official spoken language, are often intelligible if the same terms are used in the same sentence. Because each dialect has its own terms, idioms and preferred ways of expressions the end result of a conversation, more often than not, becomes rather difficult. In another word if you ask all the above speakers to read a same written script based on 白话 you'll find many similarities to a point where you can understand each of them once you're familiarize with their sounds.

    The original people of Guangdong belonged to the Yue until the kingdom was fully brought under Han control of Han Dynasty in 111 BC, but it wasn't until subsequent dynasties such as the Jin Dynasty, Tang Dynasty and Song Dynasty that major waves of Han Chinese literati migration to the south occurred. Migrations came in waves, displacing and assimilating the existing populations with intermarriages at different time periods. Many ethnic groups, like the Zhuang and the Miao, are not assimilated although their cultures are quite similar through thousands of years of communicate with each other.


    Distribution of Cantonese speakers
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    Gary Locke 骆家辉 b1950, former Governor of Washington State and presiding US ambassador to China, is a third generation Chinese-American with ancestry in Taishan Guangdong
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    Bruce Lee 李小龙 1940-973, former Hong Kong star, with Guangdong ancestry
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    Donnie Yen 甄子丹 b1963, a Hong Kong actor, director, producer and a world Wushu medalist, was born in Taishan.
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    Tony Leung 梁朝伟 b1962, top rated actor in Hong kong, with ancestry in Taishan
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    Andy Lau 刘德华 b1961, one of the most commercially successful actor and singer in Hong Kong
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    John Woo 吳宇森 b1946, one of the most successful Hong Kong and Hollywood director
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    For centuries the center for Cantonese culture was, and still is, developed and flourished in Guangzhou, however, in the late 40s and early 50s many well off and talented Cantonese people (as well as Wu Shanghai people and Minnan people) migrated to Hong Kong. The did what they do the best - continued their contributions and expanded their cultural back ground. Cases in point would be in the fields of food and music......


    This Cantonese style restaurant has a long history in Hong Kong
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    Is still considered one of the best
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    It serve nothing but genuine Cantonese food but is hard to get a table
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    Several branches in Hong Kong and Macau
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    Cantonese style pastry restaurant
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    Same as Guangzhou
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    The famed chefs are like personal cults because they make the restaurants
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    When one mentions the word "Cantonese" the first thing come to people's mind is food for Cantonese cuisine is one of the most famous types of cuisine, popular both within and outside China and is characterized by its variety of cooking methods, freshness and use of seafood. Dim sum is equally famous for its variety of small servings.


    All kinds of varieties of Dimsums. Many Cantonese restaurants only serve Dimsums in the mornings and the cooking departments won't open until 11 am
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    There's no need to order because push carts like this with different kind of dimsums will rotate by you table every so often
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    Shrimp dumpling 虾饺
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    Steamed pork dumplings
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    Chee cheong fun (rice roll) 肠粉
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    Everyone's favorite - Phoenix (chicken) feet
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    Spring rolls
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    Beef offal
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    Cantonese cuisine is known for its freshness, varieties, non oily,non spicy and tasty. Here's a dish of Seafood Chow Mein where the seafood and noodle are cooked separately to give a crispy feel. Notice the seafood part doesn't even have soy sauce on it
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    Seafood bird nest (from shredded potato)
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    风沙鸡 Sand blown chicken (minced almond and sesame)
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    Sweet and sour pork
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    What's coming out of a Cantonese oven


    The best part of a whole roast pig
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    Spare ribs
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    Fatty part of roast pork
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    Succulent roast duck
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    Guangzhou used to name "Five Goat Town" 五羊城, the center of Cantonese
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    There used to be a wall encircled the city (it was much smaller then) but has since torn down
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    The East Gate. I wonder is it still there
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    A dwelling by the Pearl River
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    The British Consulate. By the way the man's dress in the picture, it's still the Qing Dynasty era
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    The home of a Qing minister
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    Monks and temple
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    杂技 street magic shows were very common on Guangdong streets then
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    They are still very popular today, I suppose
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    The streets of Guangzhou- the center of Cantonese culture


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    The Cantonese opera 粵劇 was first developed in Guangzhou and when the country was in political and economical uncertainties the artists migrated to Hong Kong where they continued and expanded the great traditional art


    A Hong Kong bill board for a Cantonese opera performance
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    The star and the general
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    A scholar and the leading lady
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    The bad guy
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    The war
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    The tumblers 龍虎武師
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    The musicians
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    The practice
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    The first popular Cantonese song was 黄梅调, developed in Guanzhou and expanded in Hong Kong because of radios and TVs. It's a narrative kind of song that carries great melodies
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    林黛, an early pioneer from Hong Kong
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    凌波 (left), a Hong Kong premier star always played the role of men
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    Cantopop 粵語流行音樂 is a contemporary Cantonese pop music was first pioneered by this man, 許冠傑
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    The following singers were few of many that made Cantopop what it is today: 谭咏麟
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    张国荣 (deceased)
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    张学友
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    A unique in Guangdong countryside, especially in the county of Kaiping: Kaiping Diaolou 开平碉楼. There are more than 3,000 of this western style building around Guangdong
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    Listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site
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    An ancient village in Guangdong
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    A village in the farm land
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    A village in the valley
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    A bridge in 流溪河
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    An ancient ancestral hall
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    Yangjiang temple 净业寺
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    佛山南海观音寺 Goddess of Mercy statue in Foshan
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    Shenzhen people pray in the temple on Chinese New Year day
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    @ahfatzia,

    Damn those are my favorite dishes. I love the chicken feet, pork (roast and bbq), and the duck the most. I think I need to eat some soon or I won't be able to concentrate on work.

    Some of my other favorites:

    Fried Lobster with Ginger and Scallions
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    Fried Taro Pork Dumpling
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    Stuff Crab Claw
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    Not sure if this is Cantonese but it's damn good. Beef Satay with Rice Noodles
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    Wonton Noodle Soup
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    Duck Leg Noodle Soup
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