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

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

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