A visitor at Dr Sun’s mausoleum in Nanjing, PRC

By: cocoa75photoblog

Jul 10 2011

Category: ※Own Photos※

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Some random visitor at Dr Sun’s mausoleum.

Selectively quoted from Wikipedia.org :

Sun Yat-sen (12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925)was a Chinese doctor, revolutionary and political leader.

As the foremost pioneer of Nationalist China, Sun is frequently referred to as the Founding Father of Republican China, a view agreed upon by both the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Sun played an instrumental role in inspiring the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty, the last imperial dynasty of China.

Sun was a uniting figure in post-Imperial China, and remains unique among 20th-century Chinese politicians for being widely revered amongst the people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

Although Sun is considered one of the greatest leaders of modern China, his political life was one of constant struggle and frequent exile.

Sun did not live to see his party consolidate its power over the country during the Northern Expedition.

His party, which formed a fragile alliance with the Communists, split into two factions after his death.

Sun’s chief legacy resides in his developing a political philosophy known as the Three Principles of the People: nationalism, democracy, and the people’s livelihood.

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