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THE 1911 REVOLUTION--A Retrospective After 70 Years
THE 1911 REVOLUTION--A Retrospective After 70 Years Author:Hu Sheng, Liu Danian and Others The 1911 Revolution led by Dr. Sun Yat-sen put an end to the autocratic monarchy that had ruled China for more than 2,000 years, and for the first time planted the banner of a democratic republic on Chinese soil. Though it failed to attain its anticipated goal of establishing a genuinely independent and free bourgeois republic, the 1911 Revolut... more »ion marked the beginning of China's national-democratic revolution and led the way for a series of important historical developments culminating in the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Thus, this revolution and the period during which it took place has always claimed the interest of Chinese and foreign scholars of China's modern history.
The present collection is a representative sampling of papers delivered by Chinese scholars at the Wuhan, Tokyo and Chicago colloquiums held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution. It mirrors the results of the latest research on the subject by presenting the views of some of China's leading scholars. It also provides background information on essential aspects of the event and its age. It is hoped that this book will help promote a deeper understanding of the 1911 Revolution, its leader Sun Yat-sen and the history of China in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.« less