16 Oct '11, 7am

(china's revolution, many questions after 100 yrs)

(china's revolution, many questions after 100 yrs)

This year marks 100th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution (aka Xinhai Revolution). My closest participation (not in the revolution itself) would be checking out the exhibition at Hong Kong Museum of History back in May. The centennial brings about many relevant discussion. Many countries talk about their historical involvement in the revolution (like how Mr Sun Yat-sen stopped over, etc). Then the debate on PRC and ROC, and Taiwan's identity. I think such discussions are not so straight forward, as they depend a lot on which angle you are looking from, and looking at. Is monarchy really a bad thing? Can you consider the Tongmenhui as a secret society? Was it wrong that Sun Yat-sen sought Japanese help? Was he a rebel? Was Mao Zedong himself counter-revolutionary by overthrowing the Kuomintang, and now China (PRC) celebrating the revolution that they overthrew (or rather,...

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