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1912: Birth of a New Era

January 8, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

1912 marked an important turning point in Chinese history, when the imperial period that lasted for more than 2000 years uninterrupted came to a crashing end and a new republic, the first of its kind in China, came into being. On January 1, 1912, a band-new provisional government was established and seated in Nanjing with Dr. Sun Yat-sen as the President, ushering a new modern era for the Middle Kingdom without a monarch.

However, the year of 1912 was rife with twists and turns, with Sun Yat-sen giving up his presidency to Yuan Shikai and the capital moved to Beijing four months later. To look back at the epoch-making but also tumultuous time period 110 years ago, the Renwen Society presents a lecture by Prof. Jiang Liangqin, a renowned scholar at Nanjing University specializing in the Republican era on January 8, to discuss events that unfolded prior to, during, and following 1912.

A professor at the School of History at Nanjing University, Dr. Jiang Liangqin also serves as the Executive Director of the Center for the History of the Republican China of the University. Her research interests and expertise cover the history of the Republican China, and the history of the relationships between China and foreign countries in modern China among others. She is the author of many published works in her research areas.

Free, but advanced registration is requested.




辛亥革命是成功还是失败?以孙中山先生为代表的革命党人发动的辛亥革命和中华民国的创立,是中国人民和中国先进分子为实现民族独立、人民解放进行的一次伟大而艰辛探索。它结束了两千多年来的封建专制统治, 把具有悠久历史的封建传统社会引向现代社会的发展轨道, 是中国由传统社会迈入现代社会的转折点;摧毁了君主专制制度, 使社会发生质的变化, 具有划时代的意义。




January 8, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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