Warlords and Presidents of Republic of China
Author: Wen Feifei
Published: March 1, 2014
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This book narrates, with remarkable vividness, the interesting stories of many great warlords and presidents during the Beiyang Government, a politically unstable period of endless wars and untold sufferrings for common people. For historians, however, this peirod inherites the revolutionary spirit of the 1911 revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty, the last fuedal dynasty in China, and founded the Republic of China.This book examines the factors that hindered and finally ruined the young Republic. It stands out from the other books on the same period in its distinctive perspective, that is, it reproduces the historical moments through vivid narratives about 8 well-known warlords who served either as the president of the republic or the head of competing military factions, i.e., Xu Shichang, Yuan Shikai, Wu Peifu, Zhang Zuolim, Cao Kun, Duan Qirui, Feng Guozhang, Li Yuanhong, etc.