By David Strand

In this cogent and insightful interpreting 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 electorate faced their leaders and every different face-to-face in a stance customary to republics around the world. This shift in political posture was once observed by way of enormous trepidation in addition to pleasure. Profiling 3 well-liked political actors of the time—suffragist Tang Qunying, diplomat Lu Zhengxiang, and progressive sunlight Yatsen—Strand demonstrates how a sea swap in political functionality left leaders depending on renowned help and voters enmeshed in a political procedure effective of either authority and dissent.

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