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Recorded Speeches

Wang Jingwei was known to be one of modern China’s great orators. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Wang’s public speeches could be truly spell-binding and persuasive. Yet recordings of his speeches are few in number and exceedingly rare today. These recordings, some in Cantonese, others in Southwestern Mandarin, provide a sample for researchers to experience the tone and cadence of Wang’s speechmaking.
Recorded Speeches

Wang Jingwei was known to be one of modern China’s great orators. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Wang’s public speeches could be truly spell-binding and persuasive. Yet recordings of his speeches are few in number and exceedingly rare today. These nine recordings, some in Cantonese, others in Southwestern Mandarin, provide a sample for researchers to experience the tone and cadence of Wang’s speechmaking.

“Clarifying Two Types of Doubts”

22 July 1939 (in Cantonese).

“Clarifying Two Types of Doubts”

22 July 1939 (in Southwestern Mandarin).

“How to Achieve Peace”

9 August 1939 (in Cantonese) Introduction likely by Lin Bosheng.

”Concerted Effort Towards The Common Goal”

30 March 1940 (in Southwestern Mandarin).

“Relations between Party Rule & Democracy”

Date unknown (in Southwestern Mandarin).

Wang Jingwei & Modern China

Wang Jingwei & Modern China