Saturday, October 4, 2008

National Day

Oct 1 is the National Day in China and Hong Kong. Oct 10 is the National Day in Taiwan. Although there are a few days of difference, the purpose is pretty much the same. It is for the memory of the "Father of the Modern China", Sun Yat Sen, who ended the imperial rule of China.

Being a Chinese and major in Chinese History, I never agreed that he should be named as the "Father of the Modern China". Unlike George Washington, Sun had never been into any revolution. While his colleagues were fighting with their lives, he was somewhere else. Some may say that Sun was doing the negotiation, raising the fund and so forth.

To me, people like Wong Hing, one of the revolutionists at his time should be named.

Anyway, it is just Chinese history shared with you all.

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