Sun Yat-sen, the first leader of the Chinese National People's Party or Kuomintang (KMT) who played an instrumental role in inspiring the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty, was considered one of the greatest leaders of modern China. He was revered by people from both the People's Republic of China and Republic of China (Taiwan) who agreed unanimously that he was the founder father of Republican China. His political life reportedly was one of constant struggle and frequent exile and in the Net, it was recently reported that he hid from Qing dynasty agents in San Franscisco Chinatown (inset). Most probably, San Franscisco Chinatown was not the only place that he hid. I have heard that he had been to Taiping, Malaysia too and most probably there must a be a house somewhere in Assam Kumbang or in Taiping town itself where he had put up in. Everywhere under heaven is a place of refuge!


Anonymous said…
Sun Yat Sen was a fearless man.
If it weren't for his leadership,
China today would be ruled by good for nothing emporers feeding off the people's money like leeches.

It was unfortunate that he led a
tough life and had to seek refuge
and kindness of strangers throughout his struggle. He never
lived long enough to enjoy the fruits of his labour.

Sad that genuine heroes are always
gone too soon....
footiam said…
In the history of China, there were good emperors, too. In modern times, even presently, you can see too non-emperors feeding off people's money. We may all shout for democracy but sometimes it is just a farce. You can see that some non-emperors could manipulate the vote and then they get to make palaces for themselves and people can't do anything about it and we say modern people are educated and smart.

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