Saturday, August 25, 2012

On August 25

On this day in ...
Republic of China flag 1912-28
... 1912 (100 years ago today), the 1st-ever meeting of the Kuomintang, China's Nationalist Party, was held in Beijing. Selected as the party's chairman was Sun Yat-sen, leader of the revolution of the year before and soon to become the husband of Soong Ching Ling, the subject of a recent IntLawGrrls post. Sun's party would govern the Republic of China on the mainland even after his death in 1925 – to be precise, till 1949 when, in advance of Communist victory, the Nationalists fled to the island of Formosa. Today the Kuomintang is the ruling political party in Taiwan, as that island is now known.

(Prior August 25 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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