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The International Development of China

A Project to Assist the Readjustment of Post-Bellum Industries

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  • Presents a systematic plan for building a bourgeois-democratic country
  • Shares the essence of Sun Yat-sen’s political thought
  • Enjoys an indelible status in the history of modern Chinese economic thought

Part of the book series: China Academic Library (CHINALIBR)

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This book presents a rough sketch of Dr. Yat-sen Sun’s (1866-1925) requirements for modernizing China and elaborates on Sun’s desire for the then China to implement a sweeping wave of economic reconstruction and development reforms concerning its railroads and highways, river conservancy and irrigation, new ports and modern cities, by absorbing international capital coming to China. In the preface to this book, first published in 1922, Yat-sen Sun posits, “Unless the Chinese question can be settled peacefully, another world war greater and more terrible than the one just past will be inevitable.” In order to solve the “Chinese question,” he suggested that the country’s vast resources be developed internationally under a socialistic scheme, both for the good of the world in general and the Chinese people in particular. It was his hope that such a scheme would abolish the prevalent spheres of influence of the time, and that the class struggle between capital and labor could be avoided. In this book, Yat-sen Sun presents his solutions for three great questions of global importance: International War, Commercial War and Class War. 

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press of China, Beijing, China

    Yat-sen Sun

About the author

Sun Yat-sen (1866–1925) is one of the greatest leaders of modern China. Sun played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty during the Xinhai Revolution (1911). Sun was the first provisional president when the Republic of China was founded in 1912 and later co-founded the Kuomintang, serving as its first leader. Sun was a Chinese physician, a writer and a philosopher. His works include The Outline of National Reconstruction/Chien Kuo Ta Kang (1918), The Fundamentals of National Reconstruction/Jianguo fanglue (1924) and The Principle of Nationalism (1953).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The International Development of China

  • Book Subtitle: A Project to Assist the Readjustment of Post-Bellum Industries

  • Authors: Yat-sen Sun

  • Series Title: China Academic Library

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  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: History, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-0960-2Published: 17 April 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-0963-3Published: 17 April 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-0961-9Published: 16 April 2021

  • Series ISSN: 2195-1853

  • Series E-ISSN: 2195-1861

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 144

  • Number of Illustrations: 19 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: History of China, Development Studies, Political Economy/Economic Systems

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