Sun Yat-sen, The Father of Modern China Analytical Essay

Sun Yat-sen, The Father of Modern China
Looks at the life of Sun Yat-sen, the father of modern China, born in 1866.
# 144750 | 2,465 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | FR
Published on Oct 01, 2010 in History (Asian) , History (Leaders) , Asian Studies (General)

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This paper examines the life of Sun Yat-sen including his involvement in the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty, his election as President of the Republic of China and his many struggles and frequent exiles. Next, the author analyzes his political ideology called the "Three People's Principles", which are nationalism, democracy and the people's livelihood. The paper discusses Sun Yat-sen's relationship with the Soviet Union and his being influenced by Bolshevism. The paper includes footnotes and a bibliography.

From the Paper:

"Sun Yat-sen realizes as we have seen in the text that Chinese people still lack "national spirit" and deplores the fact that China is among the poorest and weakest nations in the world, though he still senses that there, in his country lies a great potential. Sun Yat-sen is aware of the common elements that the Chinese share. He constantly reminds his people of the millenarian Chinese culture, their traditions. On the other hand he is still frustrated about the economic dependence and submission of China toward the foreign powers."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Debra E. Soled, ed., China: A nation in Transition, Washington D.C.:Congressional Quarterly, 1995
  • Jonathan D. Spence, The Search for Modern China, 2nd ed., New York: Norton & Company, 1999.
  • Paul J. Bailey, China in the Twentieth-Century, 2nd ed., Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001.

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