“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

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

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

Wang Jingwei’s Advocacy for a General Election Leading to the Republic of China

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Page 18 of Wang Jingwei’s draft of his autobiography (see Wang Jingwei: His Life, Ideas and Beliefs, p. 227, for corresponding transcript see p. 226) In the draft of his autobiography, Wang Jingwei describes his work after being released from prison for the attempted assassination of the Prince Regent, which centered around plans for a vote to decide on 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