CIIC:Today's featured article/April 14, 2018

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Liang Qichao

Liang Qichao, who called himself, among other names, Yinbingshi Zhuren (Master of the Ice-drinking Room), was born on February 23, 1873 in Xinhui, Guangdong Province. By the time he was six years old, he had already read the Four Books and Five Classics. In the autumn of 1890, Liang Qichao became a pupil of Kang Youwei (1858-1927), under whose influence Liang experienced a change in his thinking. Subsequently Liang and Kang made their petition to the emperor for the introduction of political reform in China. In 1895, Liang launched the Society for the Study of National Strengthening, which sponsored the periodical The Chinese and Foreign News Record. (More...)

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