Preface to Wang Jingwei: His Life, Ideas and Beliefs by Wang Ke-wen

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In the preface to Wang Jingwei: His Life, Ideas and Beliefs, now posted in its entirety on Oriental History Review’s weixin, Professor Wang Ke-wen wrote that Wang Jingwei’s entire life should not be summarized and concluded as traitorious. Instead, Wang Jingwei: His Life, Ideas and Beliefs offers an opportunity for readers to face history with honesty.

Professor Wang’s preface is the tenth most popular post on the Oriental History Review list in 2019 with more than 40,000 views! Wang Jingwei continues to be a topic of great interest and relevance in today’s world.

A nation that cannot face its past with honesty cannot be considered a mature nation, no matter how old its history.    Wang Ke-wen