Prints of the 1911 Chinese Revolution
April 14, 2018 1:43 PM   Subscribe

 
These are beautiful and fascinating.
posted by Fizz at 3:39 PM on April 14


If anyone else's Chinese history is rusty: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xinhai_Revolution
The Revolution of 1911, was a revolution that overthrew China's last imperial dynasty (the Qing dynasty) and established the Republic of China (ROC)...
The revolution ended with the abdication of the six-year-old Last Emperor, Puyi, on 12 February 1912, that marked the end of 2,000 years of imperial rule and the beginning of China's early republican era (1912–16)...
The brief civil war that ensued was ended through a political compromise between Yuan Shikai, the late Qing military strongman, and Sun Yat-sen, the leader of the Tongmenghui (United League). After the Qing court transferred power to the newly founded republic, a provisional coalition government was created along with the National Assembly. ...
On 29 December 1911, Sun Yat-sen was elected as the first provisional president...
posted by thefool at 5:05 PM on April 14


Wow, check out the details on this map of Wuhan. Great stuff, thanks for the post!
posted by languagehat at 5:27 PM on April 14


There's a novel, a wonderful novel, that covers Chinese history from about 1900 to 1938, which includes this revolution. Moment in Peking by Lin Yutang. I read it many years ago and was enthralled.
posted by MovableBookLady at 6:30 PM on April 14 [2 favorites]


My favorite: A humorous map of the world
posted by achrise at 7:24 AM on April 16


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