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Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s Penang Base
at 120 Armenian Street, Penang, Malaysia

The Chinese Revolution

Dr. Sun Yat Sen as the first provisional president of China.

China was in military and economic decline after the Opium Wars of the 1840s. During the age of colonialism, China suffered the humiliation of being carved up by foreign powers into various spheres of influence.

In the late 19th century, many political movements emerged to overthrow the Chi’ng dynasty.

The Manchu regime collapsed after an army mutiny precipitated the Wuchang Uprising, also called the ‘Double Tenth Revolution’ on 10 October 1911. This was the main event of the Chinese Revolution (sin hai ke ming).

China became the first republic in Asia.

The Canton Uprising that took place on 27 April 1911 (29th day, 3rd lunar month) was crushed but the event was an important turning point in the Chinese Revolution. After the Canton Uprising of 1911, many more people threw their weight behind the revolutionaries.

The anniversary of this event is today commemorated as China’s ‘Youth Day’.

A memorial to the ‘72 martyrs’ of the Canton Uprising was erected in Huanghuagang, Guangzhou.

Link to Huang Huagang Commemoration Park for the history of the Second Guangzhou Uprising and portraits of martyrs.
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Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s
Penang Base

Introduction
The Chinese Revolution
Dr. Sun Yat Sen
Historical Significance
Distinguished visitors
120 Armenian Street
Ch’ng Teong Swee
Press & Reviews

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