J Acham-Chen is a Asia-based French
Creole Hakka Chinese
businessman, born in China to Chinese Shanghainese mother
and French Creole Hakka Chinese Trinidadian father.
This site is for keeping in contact with family and friends.
answer the question of how I got to be a French Creole Hakka Chinese
had known the question since I was about 10 years old, but I had not
bothered with the answer until the Spring of 2001, when my mother gave me
my paternal grandmother’s leather-bound bible dating to the early 1910s.
had possession of the bits and pieces of the answer on my bookshelf, and
with the innovations of Internet DotCom and SlashNet, in the archives of http://www.google.com
are some excerpts of books written by relatives …
the Cultural Revolution"
are some of the many, but still too few, old photos that had been left in
some forgotten drawer …
Grandfather (on paternal grandmother's side)
uncle and aunts
then there were some long forgotten folded pieces of paper stored at nowhere in particular,
rediscovered along the way ...
certificate of my father with a cousin Stella Rooks as witness;
on my grandmother's antecedents shrouded in
secrets of family and of
a google search result in locating some members of the lost
and the missing Bishop tribes, e-mails and telephones netted the
not left my desk, I established a link between this
Ganteaume with that Acham-Chen, and this
Battle of the Nile with that Rebellion
of the Taiping, but far more importantly, I
found many of my family relations within 6 months time, after my
immediate branch of the family had gone missing from the greater
separating for 80 years and thousands of miles.
are my reunions with those I had found …
are some descriptions of my journeys …
thank Google for what they made easy.
and yes, on a related matter, I am not sure of the conclusion, but here
are some data points for the nature vs. nurture debate:
grandmother's cousin's great-great grand son
be just coincidences, I am sure.