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Sun Yat-sen

Author: Marie-Claire Bergère; Janet Lloyd
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), the first president of the Republic of China, has left a supremely ambivalent political and intellectual legacy - so much so that he is claimed as a Founding Father by both the present rival governments in Taipei and Beijing. This book argues that the life and work of Sun Yat-sen have been distorted both by the creation of the myth and by the attempts at demythification. Its aim is to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Yat-sen Sun; Zhongshan Sun; Yat-sen Sun; Yat-sen Sun
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marie-Claire Bergère; Janet Lloyd
ISBN: 0804731705 9780804731706 0804740119 9780804740111
OCLC Number: 37663236
Description: ix, 480 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1 The adventurer of the southern seas, 1866-1905 --
The formative years, 1866-1894 --
The symbolic creation of a revolutionary leader, 1894-1897 --
The symbolic creation of a revolutionary movement, 1897-1900 --
The awakening of Chinese nationalism and the founding of the Revolutionary Alliance, 1905 --
pt. 2 The Founding father? 1905-1920 --
Sun and the Revolutionary Alliance --
The conspirator --
The (Adoptive) father of the Chinese Republic --
Crossing the desert, 1913-1920 --
pt. 3 Sun's last years: National Revolution and Revolutionary Nationalism, 1920-1925 --
Sun Yat-sen, Soviet advisers, and the Canton revolutionary base, 1920-1924 --
Sun Yat-sen's three principles of the people --
Sun Yat-sen's death and transformation --
Bibliographical sketches --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by Marie-Claire Bergère ; translated from the French by Janet Lloyd.
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