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Chairman Mao – From Birth to the PRC Posted by on Sep 9, 2013

It was 37 years ago today that the People’s Republic of China lost its founding father, Mao Zedong (毛泽东 – máo zé dōng). Although Chairman Mao may have moved on to the great beyond many years ago, his presence is still felt on a daily basis in China. Reach into your wallet, and you’re sure…

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History of the PRC – Part Nine Posted by on Dec 6, 2010

With China “unified” under Chiang’s rule and the capital relocated, the Nanjing decade (南京十年 – Nán jīng shí nián) commenced. The Nanjing government quickly received international recognition as the legitimate leader of China, and the Nationalists set about following the policies of their former leader – Sun Yat-sen. As stage one (military unification) had already…

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History of the PRC – Part Seven Posted by on Nov 24, 2010

With the passing of Sun Yat-sen, peace talks in Beijing completely fell apart. As for Sun’s party, the KMT, there would of course have to be a changing of the guard. Wang Jingwei would control the left wing of the party, while Hu Hanmin would head the right wing. However, complete control lay with Chiang…

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History of the PRC – Part Six Posted by on Nov 7, 2010

In 1921, the Chinese Communist Party (中国共产党 – Zhōngguó Gòngchǎndǎng) was founded in Shanghai. The momentum from the May Fourth Movement, the popularity of Marxism, and the workers’ movement all came together to form the CCP.  Obviously, this is a crucial development in the story of modern day China. With the Zhili Clique now in…

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History of the PRC – Part Five Posted by on Nov 3, 2010

Welcome back to our Chinese history lesson! If you are just joining us, you might want to go back and catch up a bit. For some reason, Part Four posted somewhere way back on the blog, so HERE is the link. Parts One-Three can easily found by going back in the blog a little ways…

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