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The Myth of China’s “Meritocracy”

From the time of Sun Yat-sen, through the turbulent Mao years and now into China’s modern economic boom years, The Economist traces the thoughts of several “admirers” and challenges the meritocratic label that...

China’s Confucian Makeover

At The Guardian, Isabel Hilton asks why, amid noisy celebrations of the Chinese Communist Party’s 90th birthday this year, the 100th anniversary of the fall of the Qing Dynasty goes relatively unsung. One easy answer is...

China Marks 140th Anniversary of Birth of Dr. Sun Yat-sen – Xin Hua

From Xin Hua: People around China held a series of activities Sunday to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a forerunner of the Chinese democratic revolution…Solemn commemorative ceremonies were held in Beijing, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Shanghai. At Dr. Sun’s hometown of Guangdong, more than 2,500 people from all walks of […]

Portrait of Sun Yat-sen installed in Tiananmen Square – China Daily

After 1949, there was always just Mao’s portrait hanging in Tiananmen Square. But now there is something new: According to China Daily, People walked around and even used their mobile phones to take photos of a huge portrait of Sun Yat-sen, who now is widely recognized as the nation’s modern founder. The portrait is part […]

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