The Yellow Flower Mound Uprising and Wang Jingwei

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胡漢民書國民政府為紀念黃花崗烈士所作的工作

In this inscription, Hu Hanmin (1879-1936) described the Nationalist Government’s work to commemorate the sacrifices of the revolutionaries known as the “72 Martyrs.” It also credits Wang Jingwei for the calligraphy of the names of the martyrs. Photo collected by Ho Mang Hang, dated April 1, 1989.Wang Jingwei’s calligraphy of the names of “72 Martyrs” at Yellow Flower Mound in … Read More

Love in Poetry: Wang Jingwei and Chen Bijun

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Wang Jingwei’s calligraphy of a poem he dedicated to his wife, Chen Bijun. (Wang Jingwei Poetry – Newly Edited, p. 2) In Shuangzhaoloushici duhouji (“Reflections After Reading Shuangzhaolou Poetry”), (Wang Jingwei Poetry – Newly Edited, p. 2) Ho Mang Hang made the following observation about the relationship between Wang Jingwei and Chen Bijun:Wang’s use of “Shuangzhao” to name his poetry collection illustrates how … Read More

Reading and Writing—Life Behind Bars for Wang Jingwei and Associates

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In the handwritten draft of his autobiography, Wang Jingwei described how he endured prison life by writing poetry, which was later collected in Shuangzhaolou shicigao. Wang Jingwei Nanshe Poetry (page 76)The Book of Odes says: “The common people have toiled long and may well be allowed a little rest.” How true this is. To work and toil belongs inevitably to our … Read More

Chen Zhenghui and Wang Jingwei

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Framed by Wang Jingwei’s inscriptions on each side, this 1909 fan may be the earliest extant specimen of Wang’s calligraphy.This work illustrates a rarely seen progression of Wang Jingwei’s calligraphy, spanning more than 30 years. It is also significant in other ways: The fan, dedicated to Zeng Xing (1882-1954), is Wang’s calligraphy of “The Ballad of Mulan,” which was composed in Northern Wei … Read More

Words to Overseas Chinese

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“Words to Overseas Chinese” showcased on the slipcase for Wang Jingwei & Modern China the series. Overseas Chinese played a critical role in the 1911 Xinhai Revolution that successfully overthrew the Qing dynasty. And Wang Jingwei’s superior writing and oratorial skills were instrumental in spreading word of the Revolution among the overseas Chinese. From 1907 to 1910, Wang Jingwei and Sun Yat-sen traveled extensively … Read More

Private Letters Reveal Wang Jingwei’s Unknown Private Side

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Wang Jingwei: His Life, Ideas and Beliefs features scans of 50 letters handwritten by Wang Jingwei along with full transcriptions, annotations and summaries by Professor Hsu Yuming. Also included are five letters written by Wang’s associates. Many were written with a pen, which are rarely seen. (pp. 353-468) A primary goal in the publication of Wang Jingwei & Modern China is to further … Read More

Was Wang Jingwei Truly Universally Condemned?

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一九三七年,民眾歡迎汪精衛歸國。

When Wang Jingwei returned to China from overseas in January, 1937, he was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd. (Wang Jingwei: His Life, Ideas and Beliefs, pp. 118-123) Photo from Shibao BimonthlyClearly, Wang Jingwei was a controversial figure subject to much debate. For years, we have heard about attacks on his activities and character. In our last issue, new archival material … Read More

Important Alert

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Thanks to our readers, it has come to our attention that a person named “Lawrence Lee” has falsely claimed on the platform Douban to be the “Editor” of our series Wang Jingwei & Modern China. In addition, “Lawrence Lee” has copied images and text of some of our blog posts, changed a few words, and reposted them on Douban as … Read More

Freedom of the Press: Trials and Tribulations During the Wang Jingwei Regime

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《中央日报》(昆明)1941年08月11日報導

This August 11th, 1940 article in Zhongyang Ribao reported the bombing of Zhonghua Ribao’s office.Freedom is never easily attained. When opposing views not only met with fierce verbal opposition, they also led to open conflict. Newspapers sponsored by the Wang Jingwei regime did not escape this fate; how to defend this freedom became essential. Since Wang began negotiating peace with the … Read More