“Ho Mang Hang’s Collection of Historiographic Materials Concerning Wang Jingwei”: A legacy

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Ho Mang Hang and Wang Jingwei

In keeping with its mission, The Wang Jingwei Irrevocable Trust is pleased to announce its donation of the Ho Mang Hang (1916-2016) collection of archival and research materials to Columbia University’s C.V. Starr East Asian Library. Many of the items in the collection have been published in the 2019 series Wang Jingwei & Modern China and will continue to be revealed … Read More

Partnering with Eight Corners Books to Further Our Mission

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The Wang Jingwei Irrevocable Trust has granted rights to EIGHT CORNERS BOOKS™ — the publishing arm of EIGHT CORNERS PRODUCTIONS™ — to bring Wang Jingwei primary source materials to readers around the world. In digital books, for the first time ever. The task of bringing these valuable resources to a much wider audience is once again entrusted to EIGHT CORNERS PRODUCTIONS. The company … Read More

New Milestone: E-Books Coming Soon!

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《汪精衛與現代中國》系列書頁

In just two years since the July 2019 launch, the six-volume box set Wang Jingwei & Modern China has completely sold out. For this, we are grateful to the enthusiastic media response and readers support. While Wang Jingwei continues to be a subject of debate, one thing is clear: the thirst for knowledge about the real Wang Jingwei via primary … Read More

Zeng Zhongming’s “Pavilion of Marital Harmony”

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曾仲鳴寫《頡頏樓主詩冊》

Zeng Zhongming (1896-1939) wrote this poetry collection as a gift to Ho Mang Hang’s mother, Li Lingshuang. The resemblance of Zeng’s calligraphy to Wang Jingwei’s is evident.Zeng Zhongming was the younger brother of Zeng Xing (1882-1954) and the husband of Fang Junbi (1898-1986). To Zeng, Wang Jingwei was more than a close friend, he was also Zeng’s mentor and teacher. In addition … Read More

Founder and Participant: Wang Jingwei’s Associations

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Society of Collective Wisdom (Annotated by Ho Mang Hang) Wang Jingwei’s significance in the Guomindang and Chinese political arena makes it easier to overlook his activities and accomplishments in other areas. Before going to Japan, the young Wang Jingwei and his peers from the same village had organized Qunzhishe to encourage practical learning. During the Tongmenghui period, he formed an … Read More

Ho Mang Hang and Hong Kong

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On July 1, 1997 when Hong Kong was handed over to China, the Hong Kong flag1 , featuring 洋紫荊, Bauhinia blakeana2 in the design flew for the first time. Ho Mang Hang was working as the laboratory superintendent3 in the botany department at Hong Kong University in Pokfulam when Bauhinia blakeana was designated the city’s emblem in 1965. The plant was first … Read More

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

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