This article is excerpted from Biographies of Prominent Chinese, published in Shanghai in 1925. His excellency Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (Sun Wen), the founder of the Chinese Republic, was born in Kwantung Province in 1866. He received his preliminary education in the Anglican Mission College of Kwantung, and then studied in Honolulu and, later, at the … more
Reading into the Past
Reading into the Past is a selection of English-language materials relevant to the China Story originally published in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In reprinting these essays we intend to not only preserve them and make them more easily accessible, but also to augment the modern day China Story by providing perspectives from the past on critical issues that continue to be debated. More than mere curios, Reading into the Past illuminates and contextualises the present.
This article is excerpted from Biographies of Prominent Chinese, published in Shanghai in 1925. The ancient Chinese recognised only three legitimate avenues to fame: Action, which benefits mankind: Virtue, which elevates mankind: Words, which enlighten mankind. If perchance a man’s name has been handed down to posterity contrary to these standards, he has not acquired … more
This article is excerpted from Biographies of Prominent Chinese, published in Shanghai in 1925. God created human beings to be not only known but friendly to one another. People, of all nationalities, are scattered in all parts of the world more or less strange to us. We cannot remain isolated from the balance of the … more
This article is excerpted from Biographies of Prominent Chinese, published in Shanghai in 1925. Because of the growing demand for a more intimate understanding of those Chinese who have contributed to the development and progress of the Chinese Republic, the publishers have undertaken to present photographs and biographies, printed both in Chinese and English, of … more
Biographies of Prominent Chinese was most likely published in early 1925, not long after the death of Sun Yat Sen in March of that year . Containing the biographies of 200 elite men, it is a comprehensive ‘who’s who’ of the early years of the Republic of China (From 1911 to 1949 in Mainland China … more
The author of this poem was travelling on the Tibetan Border when he was taken seriously ill, and was at death’s door. Subsequently he penned the following verses, which he has sent us to be published anonymously. –Ed. In this land of snowy mountain, grassy down, and limestone crag, Foaming torrent, pine-clad valley, flat … more