Revolutionary Voices from the End of the Qing Dynasty


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Nov 21 2019 24 mins   7

In this episode, we explore some of the major voices of revolution from the decade preceding the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1912: Zou Rong, Qiu Jin and Sun Yat-sen [Sun Zhongshan].

Some names from this episode:
Kang Youwei, Confucian advocate of liberal modernization and focus of episode 8
Guangxu Emperor, Emperor of China who was put under house arrest by Cixi after attempting to assert his power during the Hundred Days Reform (episode 8)
Empress Dowager Cixi, ruler of China during this period
Liang Qichao, disciple of Kang Youwei
Zou Rong, author of The Revolutionary Army
Subao newspaper, newspaper run by anti-Qing revolutionaries out of the Shanghai International Settlement
Qiu Jin, China’s first feminist and anti-Qing revolutionary
Sima Qian, Han dynasty historian
Mao Zedong, leader of the Chinese Revolution and revolutionary communist par excellence
Sun Zhongshan/Sun Yat-sen, leader of the Revolutionary Alliance
Li Hongzhang, high level Chinese statesman and advocate of self-strengthening (episode 5)