China Centenary: Revolution of 1911
The granddaughter of Dr. Sun Yat-sen will be one of the speakers at a program on Wednesday co-sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center:
The Revolution of 1911, Birth of Modern China
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7pm at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Speakers:, Sun Suiying, granddaughter of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, first President of China, and David Ewing, o-chair of the U.S.-China People's Friendship Association (San Francisco Chapter). The program is free and open to the public.
In October 1911 after at least ten attempted popular uprisings, the Chinese people, led by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, succeeded in overthrowing the Qing Dynasty. The Revolution brought to power a democratically-minded government, but resistance from the warlords and the right-wing of the ruling Kuomintang Party subverted Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Three Principles of the People. The outcome of the ensuing civil war was the second Revolution of 1949. Two distinguished speakers will examine the conditions that led to the Revolution of 1911, and how the century of struggle and nation-building that followed created the modern China of today.
Sponsored by San Jose State University, San Jose State University Library, San Jose Public Library, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, SJSU Library Cultural Heritage Center