PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Discussions on the Hokkien (Minnan) language.
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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:24 am

amhoanna wrote:Pier,

It's not
MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南)

but rather
BÂN-LÂM 闽南 (MINNAN)

BÂN-LÂM 闽南 is a new name for the concept in the language itself. The longstanding English name is "Hokkien". Another longstanding name is Hoklo, or Holo. What the hell is a "Minnan"? :roll:



Hi, amhoanna,
Thank you for your comments.
Two issues here.
What is Hokkien? What is Minnan?


What is Hokkien?

Hokkien means Fujian in Mandarin, right?
It China, Hokkien means peoples who come from the Province of Fujian (or Hokkien).
In Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei etc, "The Hokkien Hoay Kuan (The Hokkien Association)", the member incorporates all the descent or peoples originated from Fujian (Hokkien) Province. It means peoples like Hoklo/Hō-ló/Hokkien, Hockchew(Mingdong), Putian, Hinghua, Minxi, Minbei, Hakka(sometimes included). That is the definition of Hokkien descent in common parlance. Because the Hokkien/Minnan are the majority spoken language and populations, sometimes Hokkien (also commonly known as Hoklo) represent Fujian. But Teochew-nang and Hailam-nang (Hainanese) are not included as Hokkien-lang.

In fact in Taiwan, they had discontinue using the term “Hokkien". Instead they use only the term Hoklo/Hō-ló, Minnan/Banlam or Taiwanese/Taigi for the Hokkien language/descent.


What is Minnan(BanLam)?

Some language expert in China, through research had found out that Minnan (Banlam) is the branch consisting of many dialects. Minnan is a new term coined in China to represent all the people speaking the similar/same language root similar to the language spoken in Taiwan and Quanzhou–Zhangzhou-Xiamen (Chinchew+Changchew+Amoy); which include Teochew, Hainanese, Leizhou/Qiongwen plus few others, due to migration from "the Minnan Triangle ((Chinchew+Changchew+Amoy)” due to poverty and overpopulations in the past. For better understanding of the term “Minnan/Banlam", I suggest you read the reference source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnan) or/and read "the Minnan Relationship Chart" thread again in this forum. :)

However, I will continue to use the term Hokkien and Minnan (Banlam) alternatively to represent the people and language from the "the Minnan Triangle ((Chinchew+Changchew+Amoy)” due to familiarity, even though the term may be misrepresented/misunderstood by some readers esp from China and overseas.

"Hokkien" are the common term probably use only in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei to represent Holo/Hoklo peoples from "the Minnan Triangle region".
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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:57 am

[quote="Ah-bin”] Sorry can't we just go and look at Wikipedia if we want to find all this stuff out?

Also, if you looked into things more, instead of just copying and pasting willy-nilly from Wikipedia, .......... [/quote]


Thank you Ah-bin.
I appreciate your comments on this matter.
There are articles on the “Prominent Chinese People” under the respective topic on Cantonese Peoples, Hakka Peoples, etc in the Wikipedia. I had tried to research but so far there is none specifically emphasise on the Prominent Minnan/Bân-lâm(Hoklo/Hokkien) peoples yet in Wikipedia or other websites. If you know any websites on this topic, I would appreciate you share with me and other readers in this forum. I m trying my best to compile a comprehensive list to share with other Minnan readers here.

I need some names (with reference sources) of prominent Minnan/Hokkien peoples from Burma(Myanmar), Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, USA, Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand etc. If anyone from this country, kindly PM me or contribute the informations on this thread.

Thank you in advance. :P :)

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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:15 am

Number 11:

NAME: HONG CHENGCHOU or Hung Cheng-chou
DOB: 1593 in Nan'an (Lâm-oaⁿ), Fujian, China
DOD: 1665 in Nan'an, Fujian, China
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 洪承疇; Hóng Chéngchóu
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: Hông Sêng-tiû
ANCESTRY: From Nan'an (Lâm-oaⁿ), Fujian
COUNTRY: Fujian, China
CATEGORY: Military Commander from Fujian at the end of the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Prime Minister, 1636; Field Marshal 1640
• Hong Chengchou is the leading thinker on military strategy during Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty.
• The earliest proponent of the adoption of European cannon by the Ming army

Hong Chengchou (1593-1665) was from Nan'an of Fujian Province. He became a successful candidate of the highest imperial examination during the Wanli Period, and was appointed as Defense Minister later by Emperor Chongzhen. In 1641, the Ming and Qing regimes were involved in the large-scale Battle of Songshan when he was defeated and captured. In 1642, he surrendered to the Qing court and was then appointed as Defense Minister and other key positions.

Hong Chengchou was a native of Fujian who rose to the top military post by leading campaigns against the rebels in the 1620s. He was also a leading thinker on military strategy and a proponent (like Yuan Chonghuan, Xu Guangqi and Sun Yuanhua) of the adoption of European cannon by the Ming army.

After his surrender, Hong was made an official only after the Qing occupied Beijing. In 1645, Hong was sent to Nanjing with the title Pacificator of Jiangnan. His real role in the military was to ship supplies; nonetheless he suppressed many Ming officials and members of the Southern Ming imperial family. Hong was several times accused of having secret relations with the Ming. He was in 1651 chastised for sending his mother back to Fujian and in 1652 was not allowed to return to his native Fujian to mourn his mother death. Although appointed governor-general of 5 provinces of Huguang, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan and Guizhou, his real task again was to provide for the army.

PHOTOS / VIDEO CLIPS REF: nil

SOURCE/REFERENCE

http://history.cultural-china.com/en/47History2663.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Chengchou


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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:28 am

Number 12:

NAME: GONG BEIBI or Beibi Gong
Date Of Birth (DOB): 21st February, 1978 in Shishi (Chio̍h-sai), Quanzhou (Chôan-chiu), Fujian
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 龚蓓苾, Gōng Beìbì
POJ(PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ) NAME: -
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Shishi (Chio̍h-sai), Quanzhou (Chôan-chiu), Fujian
COUNTRY: Fujian, China
CATEGORY: Actress, Presenter
DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Beibi Gong (龚蓓苾) is fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese (Tâi-oân-oē 臺灣話/Tâi-gí 臺語) & English.
• Graduated from Central Drama Academy, Beijing, China.
• Gong Beibi (born in 21/2/1978 in Shishi (Chio̍h-sai), Fujian, China) is a popular Chinese film actress.
• She had featured on numerous magazine covers in China.
• Gong next seen will co-starring with Aaron Kwok in the thriller "The Detective 2" and the black-comedy “Inseparable" alongside Kevin Spacey & Daniel Wu.

Beibi Gong (龚蓓苾), a very pretty and talented Chinese and Hollywood actress, first gained fame in China while still a student at the Central Drama Academy, after starring in several popular TV series and movies. Beibi Gong (龚蓓苾) began her film career as a child actress. She graduated from the Central Drama Academy, where she became an instant star in China and Hong Kong after starring in several popular TV series. Due to her success while still a student, she became known in the media at the time as "little Gong Li". After graduating, she continued diversifying her roles with different projects, including Bus 44, which gained her critical acclaim in China, Europe, and North America where it premiered and won awards at the Venice Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://vimeo.com/42354076 - Gong Beibi - "ON & OFF CAMERA"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9qRYsIzfzk
- Inseparable Trailer (Hollywood Version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gNz7HptNY8 - Inseparable Trailer (Hong Kong Version)

SOURCE/REFERENCE

http://asianwiki.com/Beibi_Gong
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1032763/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0327299/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gong_Beibi


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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:31 pm

Number 13:

NAME, DESIGNATION: RAYMOND LAM FUNG
Other Name: Lam Yat Fung (林逸峯)
Date Of Birth (DOB): 8 December 1979 in Xiamen, Fujian, China
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: Lam Fung, 林峯 / Lín Fēng, Lam4 Fung1
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -
ANCESTRY: Xiamen, Fujian
COUNTRY: Xiamen, Fujian Province in China (based in Hong Kong)
CATEGORY: Actor, singer in Hong Kong (Cantopop, R&B)

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

Raymond Lam is a Chinese actor and singer who live in Hong Kong. He works for TVB and is signed to the Emperor Group Label. He's very popular with Chinese fans throughout Asia, Canada, and the U.S.A. He has also won several awards for his acting and singing. He has received many critical acclaim. Raymond Lam breakthrough role was in "La Femme Desparado" which he won "The most favorite character award. He is considered one of TVB's most popular actors. He's only done three motion pictures.

In Raymond Lam singing career he has release four albums and singles. Many of them have gone platinum. He received the best male newcomer award from Jade Solid Gold in 2007. Most of his albums also contain a DVD of his music videos. He has also sung many theme songs for TVB series.

Raymond Lam was born into a wealthy family in Xiamen, Fujian. His father, Lam Kwok-Wah (林國華), is a renowned real-estate property developer in the Xiamen; Fujian is referred to as "Xiamen's Li Ka-shing" (廈門李嘉誠) who sits on the board of seven real estate and construction companies.

Raymond Lam birth name was Lam Wui-man (林匯文), which later changed to Lam Yat-fung (林逸峯), and finally changed to Raymond Lam Fung. Raymond Lam studied Architecture in Xiamen University for 1st Year (in 1996), and then completed the rest in University of Southern California, majoring in Architecture and minoring in Music.

In February 2013, Raymond Lam (林峯) announced to the world that he is dating 19-year-old Karena Ng (吳千語).

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

This is the only clip I have about him speaking Amoy (Xiamen) Hokkien.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVw7Li5FrLk

http://www.youtube.com/channel/HCHTvq3XoUN5I


SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://www.spcnet.tv/Raymond-Lam-Fung-ac69.html#.Ud7EjI7ra-0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Lam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiamen_University
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiamen
http://www.jaynestars.com/news/karena-ng-opens-up-on-relationship-with-raymond-lam/
http://www.google.com.au/search?q=Raymond+Lam&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=H8PeUdyAPOLPiAf01YHYAg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=943&bih=593


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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:20 pm

Number 14:

NAME: HSIEH SU-WEI (Miss)
Date Of Birth (DOB): 04th January 1986 (age 27), Kaohsiung, Taiwan
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 謝淑薇, Xiè Shūwēi
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -
ANCESTRY: Minnan (Taiwanese/Hokkien) from Kaohsiung, Taiwan
COUNTRY: Taiwan (ROC)
CATEGORY: Sports - Tennis

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

Wimbledon Women Doubles Champion in 2013
Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai won the “Wimbledon Ladies’ Doubles Title” on Saturday 6 July 2013
• Hsieh Su-wei is the first Taiwanese to win a Wimbledon tennis championship and a Grand Slam title.
• The win is a historical one for Hsieh who is the first player from Taiwan to win a Grand Slam title of any kind, while Peng (China) is the third Chinese player to win a doubles title.
• Second time the Minnan(Bân-lâm 闽南) ancestry player ever won the Tennis Grand Slam Title in history.
• Hsieh Su-wei turned pro in 2001

Hsieh Su-wei is a Taiwanese professional female tennis player. As of 29 April 2013 she was ranked No. 38 in the WTA Tour singles rankings and is the highest ranked Taiwanese women's singles player ever.

The eighth seeds Su-Wei Hsieh (Taiwan) and Peng Shuai (China) defeated No.12seeds Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua to win the 2013 Wimbledon Ladies’ Doubles Title 7-6(1) 6-1. “It's very special because I don't think tennis is popular in Taiwan. Even we don't see many media during this tournament,” said Hsieh. “We're very proud that we can win this tournament together with my good friend. It's first title for us, for Taiwan, so I think it's big thing in Taiwan.”

## Tennis player Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) yesterday repeated that she is a Taiwanese national and that the “glory” of winning the nation’s first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon belonged to everyone in Taiwan. Hsieh said that she competed as a Taiwanese national at Wimbledon, and the glory of garnering the Grand Slam title belongs to everyone in Taiwan.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:
http://focustaiwan.tw/video/004317912.aspx?v=kCV39abvX3OkYpD%2bGLX2yg%3d%3d&page=1



SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/photo/2013/07/12/2008089609
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2013/07/08/2003566594
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2013/07/12/2003566937
http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/players/overview/wta310053.html
http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2013-07-06/201307061373142259891.html
http://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/9419/title/hsieh-su-wei
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2013/07/09/2003566665
http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/07/06/taiwan-hsieh-su-wei-and-peng-shuai-china-win-women-doubles-title-at-wimbledon/
http://www.coretennis.net/tennis-player/su-wei-hsieh/241/profile.html
http://www.google.com.au/search?q=HSIEH+SU-WEI&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1159&bih=593&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=XvTeUfKyKMefkgW7y4GgBg&ved=0CCkQsAQ4Cg
http://sports.ndtv.com/wimbledon-2013/news/210494-china-woos-taiwans-first-wimbledon-winner-su-wei-hsieh


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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:08 am

Number 15:

NAME : HENRY SY. SR.
Date Of Birth : December 25, 1924 in Amoy, Fujian
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 施至成, Shī Zhìchéng
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ) NAME: -
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Xiamen (Amoy)
COUNTRY: Philippines
CATEGORY: Businessman and Entrepreneur

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Businessman and Entrepreneur: Founder of SM Group
• Chairman of SM Prime Holdings
• Net worth is USD 13.02 billions (March, 2013)
• Honorary Chairman and Advisor to the Board, China Banking Corporation
• In 2011, Forbes Magazine listed him as "the no. 1 billionaire in the Philippines".
• Sy is considered a “tai-pan
The Philippines' Retail King

Henry Sy, Sr. is a Chinese Filipino businessman with interests in retailing, real estate, hospitality, banking, mining, education including healthcare services. He pioneered the establishment of SM Malls, anchored by Shoemart Department Store and Supermarket earning him the title, “the Philippines' Retail King.” He is the chairman of SM Prime Holdings, Inc., the holding corporation for all his business interests in his vast business empire.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

Very good motivation video or rags to riches stories from Henry Sy, Sr. interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MytPnKFXfI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv5ukaJ2F7A



SOURCE/REFERENCE

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Sy
http://www.forbes.com/profile/henry-sy/
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=8382145&ticker=SM


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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby amhoanna » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:12 pm

However, I will continue to use the term Hokkien and Minnan (Banlam) alternatively

I guess it would be OK if you wrote "Banlam (Minnan)".

Do you see the difference?

Actually, I find the term "Minnan" kind of offensive in this context.

CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 施至成, Shī Zhìchéng
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ) NAME: -

Mandarin only, again? You should move this thread to the Mandarin forum. See you there! 8)

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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:25 pm

Number 16:

NAME, DESIGNATION: Tun Dato' Seri Dr. Lim Chong Eu
Date Of Birth (DOB): 28 May 1919 in Penang
DOD: 24 November 2010 in Penang
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 林苍祐, Lín Cāngyòu
POJ (or HOKKIEN NAME): Dr. Lîm Chong Eu
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien
COUNTRY: Penang State, Malaysia
CATEGORY: Politician, Former-Chief Minister of Penang State

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• "Architect of Modern Penang"
• In the March 1958 party elections, he challenged Tun Tan Cheng Lock and won the MCA Presidency (from March 1958 – July 1959)
• Chief Minister of Penang for a record 21 years
• He co-founded Parti Gerakan in 1968

The late Dr. Lim was a Malaysian politician who served as the second Chief Minister of Penang for a record 21 years. He was also the founding president of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia, a member of the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional.

Lim served as Chief Minister of Penang from 1969 to 1990. The iconic projects that emerged during Lim’s rule included the 66-storey KOMTAR administrative tower and commercial complex, and the 13.5 km Penang Bridge.

When it was topped-off, KOMTAR was for some time the tallest building in Asia, and the Penang Bridge one of the longest in the world. Lim is best known for overseeing the emergence of Penang’s Free Trade Zone (FTZ) – later renamed Free Industrial Zone – which evolved into one of Asia’s most powerful electronics hubs known as Asia Silicon Valley

A 17.84 km stretch of highway from Weld Quay to Batu Maung has been renamed the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway with immediate effect. The stretch encompasses both the Jelutong Expressway (JE) and Bayan Lepas Coastal Highway.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmdmO-UfJ7o&feature=player_embedded


SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://aliran.com/3502.html
http://limguaneng.com/index.php/2011/01/02/unforgettable-tun-dato-seri-utama-dr-lim-chong-eu/
http://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/a-tribute-to-dr-lim-chong-eu-the-founder-of-modern-penang/
http://www.thestar.com.my/story.aspx?file=%2f2010%2f11%2f26%2fnation%2f20101126141046&sec=nation
http://www.thestar.com.my/story.aspx?file=%2f2010%2f11%2f25%2fnation%2f7499909&sec=nation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim_Chong_Eu


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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:57 am

Number 17:

NAME, DESIGNATION: TUN DR. LIM KENG YAIK
Date Of Birth (DOB): 8 April 1939 in Tapah, Perak, Malaysia
DOD: 22 December 2012
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 林敬益, Lín Jìngyì
POJ /HOKKIEN NAME: Lîm Kèng-iah / LIM KENG YAIK
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien
COUNTRY: Malaysia
CATEGORY: Politician

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Tun Dr. Lim Keng Yaik is a medical doctor-turned-politician in Malaysia
• He was the national president of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia from 1980 until stepping down on 8th April, 2007.
• Dr. Lim was a former Malaysian politician and former Minister of Energy, Water and Communications in the Malaysian cabinet
• Just before his death, he was among the only “four Chinese Tunship” living holders in Malaysia

Dr. Lim began his foray into politics in 1968 by joining the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA). He subsequently contested in the Pekan Baru state seat in Perak in 1969 on an Alliance ticket, but lost. However, in 1973, Dr. Lim was expelled from the MCA after going against the then MCA president Tun Tan Siew Sin and in the same year joined Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan). In 1980, the medical doctor-turned-politician became the Gerakan President. For the first three terms as the party head, he faced challenges and successfully defended the position at every party election since then till resigned on 8 April 2007.

Tun Dr. Lim Keng Yaik died peacefully on Saturday afternoon, 22 December 2012, at his home in Tropicana, Petaling Jaya, he was 73.

The late Tun Dr. Lim was “given a state funeral by the federal government to honor his decades of immense contributions to the country as he was one of the longest-serving ministers in the country and a highly revered statesman by the public”.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bywdqRyb8fE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA1JUhFN_i4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRMeayxIAzU
http://www.ntv7.com.my/7edition/local-en/WC.html
http://switchup.tv/View.aspx?vid=9576&cid=1



SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://www.ntv7.com.my/7edition/local-en/WC.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim_Keng_Yaik


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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:12 am

Number 18:

NAME : LUCIO TAN (or Dr. LUCIO C. TAN)
Date Of Birth : July 17, 1934, in Jinjiang, Fujian
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 陈永栽, Chén Yǒngzāi
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -

ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Jinjiang (Chìn-kang), Fujian
COUNTRY: Philippines
CATEGORY: Businessman

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• In March 2013, the Forbes Magazine listed him as the second richest billionaire from the Philippines with a net worth of $5.0 billion.
• Owns Asia Brewery, the second largest brewery in the Philippines
• Owns Tanduay Holdings, one of the world's largest rum makers
• Owns Fortune Tobacco (PMFTC, Inc.), the largest tobacco company in the Philippines
• Bought “The University of the East” in 1990
• In 1993, he bought over the country's national flag carrier, Philippine Airlines
• In 2000, Tan became the primary stockholder of Philippine National Bank (5th largest). The merging of PNB and Allied Bank (8th largest) is expected to be completed.

Dr. Lucio C. Tan, born in Jinjiang (Chìn-kang), Fujian, China, is a well-known patriotic Chinese leader in the Philippines and the Permanent Honorary Chairman of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII). He established the Tan's family business, which has been spread all over the United States, Canada, South Pacific, the Philippines, Mainland China and Hong Kong. His business covers tobacco, brewery, trade, banking, real estate, aviation, hospitality, chemical industry, animal husbandry, tourism and education.

To consolidate his business empire, Mr. Tan is set to establish LT Group, Inc., a holding firm for all his stakes in companies currently being operated or managed by Tanduay Distillers, Inc. chaired by son Micheal Tan. Tan owns Asia Brewery, the second largest brewery in the Philippines, Tanduay Holdings, one of the world's largest rum makers, Fortune Tobacco, the largest tobacco company in the country - just some of the 300 companies that Tan controls.

From this flagship company emerged numerous successful ventures in agribusiness; banking, finance and securities; brewery; chemicals; distillery and alcohol; education; food; hotel; manufacturing; property development; steel fabrication and construction; and tourism and travel services.

The late Jaime Cardinal Sin once wrote that the life story of Lucio C. Tan is like the proverbial mustard seed: "it began small but emerged bigger than most of the shrubs and trees." Indeed, Lucio Tan started small and humble. Yet, according to the good Cardinal, his only armaments were faith on God and determination in his work. “They proved to be the best ammunition a person can have.” (Ref: http://www.ltgroupphils.com/)

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

Define the Success and life of Lucio Tan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IJTURlAcgM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6huL2rfoQdk


SOURCE/REFERENCE

http://www.etonhold.com/templates/T_second_en/index.aspx?nodeid=75
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucio_Tan
http://www.forbes.com/profile/lucio-tan/
http://www.ltgroupphils.com/
http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-businessmen/richest-billionaires/lucio-tan-net-worth/


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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:25 am

amhoanna wrote:
However, I will continue to use the term Hokkien and Minnan (Banlam) alternatively

I guess it would be OK if you wrote "Banlam (Minnan)".

Do you see the difference?

Actually, I find the term "Minnan" kind of offensive in this context.

CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 施至成, Shī Zhìchéng
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ) NAME: -

Mandarin only, again? You should move this thread to the Mandarin forum. See you there! 8)


Thank you amhoanna for the above comments.

I leave the 'POJ space' blank at this moment.
Once I have the name translated to POJ, I will edit and update this blank space/column.
My "PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ” command is not at an expert level, as such I will only be able to update the details once I had the POJ name from reliable source or willing help from friends.
WIll you or your friends be able to assist me in the translating of Chinese name to the "POJ name" that I left vacant? I will appreciate it.

It is inappropriate to shift this thread to 'Mandarin forum’ as suggested by you, because this is related to Banlam/Minnan Topic (people, heritage, culture, ancestry & language of Banlam/Hokkien only).

Kam-sia.

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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:42 am

Number 19:

NAME : CHOY SO-YUK, JP
Date Of Birth : 10 October 1950 in Jinjiang, Fujian, China
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 蔡素玉 / Caì Sùyù
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -

ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Jinjiang, Fujian, China)
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
CATEGORY: Politician

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

Choy So-yuk, JP (蔡素玉; pinyin: Caì Sùyù), born 10 October 1950, Jinjiang, Fujian, China) was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. She has been an elected member of Eastern District Council for Kam Ping since 1999. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Master of Philosophy in Chemistry, both from the University of Hong Kong. She is a member of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and her main supporters are pro-Beijing politicians and organisations, especially the Fujianese (Hoklo) in North Point on Hong Kong Island.

She has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Huafeng Group Holdings Limited (Formerly Known as Huafeng Textile International Group Ltd.) since August 2002. She serves as Member of Investor Education Advisory Committee at Securities and Futures Commission.

She received a Bachelor's degree in science and Master's Degree in philosophy from the University of Hong Kong in 1974 and in 1980 respectively.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://www.ovguide.com/choy-so-yuk-9202a8c04000641f80000000087a035e#


SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choy_So-yuk
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=11686945&capId=878426&previousCapId=878426&previousTitle=LOUDONG%20GENERAL%20NICE%20RESOURC
http://www.scmp.com/topics/choy-so-yuk
http://www.redirectify.com/people/choy-so-yuk.html


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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:07 pm

Number 20:

NAME, DESIGNATION: DR. KOH TSU KOON, TAN SRI
Date Of Birth (DOB): 26 August 1949 in Penang
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 许子根, Xǔ Zǐgēn
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: Khó Chú-kun
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien
COUNTRY: Penang State in Malaysia
CATEGORY: Politician, Former-Chief Minister of Penang State

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

Chief Minister of Penang from 1990 to 2008
• Koh served four terms as Chief Minister for a total of 18 years
• On 16th May 2013, Koh officially resigned as the President of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia.

Dr. Koh Tsu Koon is a Malaysian politician. He was the Chief Minister of Penang from 1990 to 2008 and is currently a member of the Dewan Negara, the upper house of the Malaysian Parliament. In April 2009, Koh was appointed Minister in the Prime Minister's Department by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. He was famously known for contributing in "Sungai Pinang" campaign where he took almost 10 years to complete it.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKHdYeNipO8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7RTWTKyPmg



SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koh_Tsu_Koon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Malaysian_Hokkien_people
http://dougtan.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/koh-tsu-khoon-hes-hot-and-hes-cold.html


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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:10 am

Number 21:

NAME : LI ZHI
Date Of Birth : 1527 born in Chìn-kang (Jinjiang), Chôan-chiu (Quanzhou), Fujian province .
DOD: 1602
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 李贽 / Lǐ Zhì
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Chìn-kang (Jinjiang), Chôan-chiu (Quanzhou), Fujian, China
COUNTRY: Chìn-kang (Jinjiang), Chôan-chiu (Quanzhou), Fujian, China
CATEGORY: Philosopher, Historian & Writer

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Li Zhi (李贽/ 李贄 /Lǐ Zhì, 1527–1602),
• Li Zhi is also often referred to by his courtesy name Zhuowu (卓吾)
• Li Zhi was a “prominent Chinese philosopher, historian and writer” of the late Ming dynasty.
• A critic of the Neo-Confucianist views espoused by Zhu Xi, which was then the orthodoxy of the Ming government,
• His philosophical works included ”A Book to Hide” and “Fen shu (焚書 A Book to Burn)”.
• Li Zhi was persecuted and committed suicide in prison.

Li Zhi was born Chìn-kang (Jinjiang), Chôan-chiu (Quanzhou), Fujian, China. His ancestor by seven generations was Li Nu, the son of Li Lu, a maritime merchant. Li Nu visited Hormuz in Persia in 1376, converted to Islam upon marriage to a Persian (the descendant of a Persian woman whom his seventh-generation ancestor married) or an Arab girl, and brought her back to Chôan-chiu (Quanzhou). However, the new faith did not take root in his lineage and the family stopped practising Islam during the time of his grandfather. His father made a living by teaching, and Li Zhi was therefore educated from an early age.

Li Zhi philosophy was based upon Neo-Confucianism. Strongly disagreeing with assimilating oneself to conventional behavior, Li Zhi tried to spread his ideas. He can be seen as having been influenced by Wang Yangming (1472-1529), and he preached a form of moral relativism. He denied that women were inferior to men. However, he was accused for his attempt to spread "dangerous ideas" along with other guilts by Zhang Wenda and was ultimately jailed.

In 1566, Li Zhi served in the Ministry of Rites in Beijing, where he became learned in Yangmingism as well as Buddhist thought. Li Zhi was then assigned as a prefect in Yunnan in 1577, but left his post three years later. After this, Li Zhi took up a teaching post in Hubei on the invitation of Geng Dingli, but was attacked as a heretic by Dingli's brother, the scholar and official Geng Dingxiang, and eventually moved to Macheng. In 1588, Li Zhi took the tonsure and became a Buddhist monk, but did not follow the ascetic lifestyle of other monks. Two years later, his work “A Book to Hide” was printed.

Li Zhi travelled during the 1590s, visiting Jining and Nanjing, where he met with Matteo Ricci and discussed the differences between Buddhist and Catholic thought. Returning to Macheng in 1600, he was again forced to leave after attacks from the local magistrate for his philosophical views.

In 1602, after being accused of deceiving society with heretical ideas by Zhang Wenda and other officials of the Censorate, Li Zhi was arrested and imprisoned, where he committed suicide. He committed suicide in prison in 1602. After his death, Li Zhi was buried in Tongzhou, where his grave still remains.

VIDEO CLIPS REF: ( Nil)

SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://history.cultural-china.com/en/50History6356.html
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Ming/personslizhi.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Zhi_(philosopher)
http://carolyn-writeherefiction.blogspot.com.au/2008/09/li-zhi-ming-dynasty.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Book_to_Burn
http://www.concentric-literature.url.tw/issues/Asia%20and%20the%20Other/2.pdf
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