A founder of the Wang Jingwei Trust, Ho Mang Hang, said,
To understand him [Wang Jingwei] as a person, as well as his political thinking and aspirations, it is necessary to read his poetry and essays, especially “Determination for Revolution” and the poem “A recount of my vision and sentiments, which are essential reading for those who wish to explore Wang Jingwei, both as a person and his deeds.
As an aide to readers of Wang’s work today, Ho Mang Hang recited “Determination for Revolution” and “A recount of my vision and sentiments” in Cantonese and added his own explanations so that present and future generations will better understand and appreciate this seminal work.
In 1910, while in prison for an attempt on the Prince Regent Zaifeng’s life, Wang Jingwei wrote the poem〈述懷〉 (“A recount of my vision and sentiments”) which describes his education and upbringing and the emotional journey of sacrificing his life for the Revolution. His 1934 “Autobiographical Sketch” is an expression of his viewpoints and arguments with a special mention of this poem. Similar to 〈革命之決心〉 “Determination for Revolution,” “A recount of my vision and sentiments” reveals Wang’s ideas for the Revolution.
Listen to the recording below: