Wang Jingwei: “My Mother”

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秋庭晨課圖 Morning Lessons in the Autumn Garden

“Morning Lessons in the Autumn Garden,” Fang Junbi (1898-1986) Among the many women who played influential roles in Wang Jingwei’s life, two women who are rarely mentioned deserve particular attention: Wang’s mother and his mother-in-law. Wang’s mother, known only as “Madame Wu” (the record of her full name has not survived) died a few days after Wang’s thirteenth birthday. Even so, the … Read More

When Wang Jingwei Was Arrested

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Wang Jingwei's draft of autobiography, page 13

When officials asked Wang Jingwei why his essays “Trend of Revolution,” “Determination for Revolution,” and “A Farewell letter” were sewn into the lining of his coat, he responded: “These essays were first written with ink, now I want to write them in blood.” Page 13 of Wang Jingwei’s draft of an autobiography, in Wang Jingwei: His Life, Ideas and Beliefs … Read More

When did Wang Jingwei & Chen Bijun Marry?

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  Wang Jingwei & Chen Bijun wedding photo Wang Jingwei & Modern China sheds new light on one of the more popular topics of discussion surrounding Wang Jingwei: his wife Chen Bijun (1891-1959), and the relationship between them. Wang Jingwei’s poetic expressions of affection for his wife had been published in the Shuangzhaolou shicigao collection, where “Bingru” (Chen Bijun’s courtesy … Read More

Wang Jingwei & Modern China in Your Library

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Wang Jingwei & Modern China continues to be acquired by institutions worldwide; please find a partial list below. Help us spread the word by letting us know if you see that your library or institution is not included in the list. Please request the books from your favorite local libraries and institutions not yet listed. Share the list so that … Read More

Analyzing Ho Mang Hang’s Nanshe Shihua

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Chu Onpui Wang Jingwei & Modern China editor Chu Onpui’s essay in the journal Shijishuping points out the fact that Ho Mang Hang’s Nanshe Shihua is a unique edition, not an exact copy, of Wang Jingwei’s literary discourse “Nanshe Shihua.” Chu arrived at this conclusion after a careful study and analysis of Ho’s earlier draft of Nanshe Shihua, which he … Read More

“Nanshe Shihua” Manuscript Published

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The January 2020 issue of Mingpao Monthly features a “New Book News” item introducing Wang Jingwei Nanshe Poetry and its first publication of Wang Jingwei’s handwritten manuscript, “Nanshe Shihua.” The author Xie Ru welcomes the complete presentation of every page of the manuscript in the book, which was published as part of the Wang Jingwei & Modern China series by China Times Publishing … Read More

“Wang Jingwei Poetry – Newly Edited: A Preliminary Exploration” by Chiu Kay Tang

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Prof. Chiu Kay Tang Professor Chiu Kay Tang, who authored the preface of Wang Jingwei Poetry – Newly Edited, is the first scholar to analyze Wang Jingwei’s poetry collection Shuangzhaolou shicigao using Wang’s handwritten manuscripts that are presented in the book. Professor Tang discussed his work in a video interview produced by the Wang Jingwei Irrevocable Trust on July 9, … Read More

“Nanshe Shihua” Authorship: Mystery Solved by Liang Jiyong

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Dr. Liang Jiyong The fourth volume of Wang Jingwei & Modern China—Wang Jingwei Nanshe Shihua, is the first publication of the “Nanshe Shihua” manuscript handwritten by Wang Jingwei under the name “Manzhao.” The text was originally serialized in newspaper columns in Nanhua Ribao (1930-31) and again in Zhonghua Ribao (1934). After a close study of the visible markings and overwriting … Read More