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By David Strand

ISBN-10: 0520267362

ISBN-13: 9780520267367

In this cogent and insightful examining of China’s twentieth-century political tradition, David Strand argues that the chinese language Revolution of 1911 engendered a brand new political life—one that started to loose women and men from the inequality and hierarchy that shaped the backbone of China’s social and cultural order. chinese language voters faced their leaders and every different face-to-face in a stance well-known to republics around the globe. This shift in political posture was once observed via massive trepidation in addition to pleasure. Profiling 3 well-known political actors of the time—suffragist Tang Qunying, diplomat Lu Zhengxiang, and progressive solar Yatsen—Strand demonstrates how a sea switch in political functionality left leaders depending on renowned aid and electorate enmeshed in a political approach effective of either authority and dissent.

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31 The women denounced Song’s and their party’s actions before an audience of a thousand party members, dignitaries, reporters, and other spectators. Unable to restore order, Zhang Ji, a fellow veteran revolutionary and the convention chair, adjourned the meeting until the afternoon. Even with this respite, the war of words, and fans, continued. The day’s business concluded with votes that confirmed the defeat of women’s rights as a party principle and with a long oration by Sun Yat-sen announcing support for the change in policy that so angered Tang Qunying and her fellow suffragists.

Sun was then an obscure, poorly credentialed provincial. Now, in summer 1912, as a result of the revolution he helped lead, there was no one in political China more prominent than he. Many regarded Sun Yat-sen as “China’s Greatest Man” (Zhongguo diyi weiren). The fragile premise of Sun’s 1912 visit to Beijing was that he and Yuan as former and current provisional presidents would negotiate the future of China. Each had qualities the other lacked. While Sun’s military and organizational resources were limited in comparison to Yuan’s, Sun’s vision of a new China was attractive if not fully persuasive to many.

What Sun had in his possession in 1912 were the seeds of a new kind of power, not the thing itself. 98 George Washington also served two terms as president before he left political life, perhaps, in part, because there had been no American Yuan Shikai in Boston demanding that the new national government come to him, or else. Sun understood that ordinary political maneuvers directed against Yuan were bound to fail in the near term. Sun observed at the time, “For maintaining the present situation, I am not a match for Yuan.

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