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Rule by the Party: Party Rule, Tutelage and Transformation Towards Constitutionalism

  • Quanxi Gao
  • Wei Zhang
  • Feilong Tian
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Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)

Abstract

With the success of Wuchang Uprising and Qing Emperor’s abdication, Sun Yat-sen and his comrades made true on their promise of expelling “the barbarians”. Yet they had failed to deliver on the other one, namely, “create a people’s republic”. In fact, soon after the establishment of ROC, the power fell into the hands of Yuan Shikai, who betrayed revolutionary ideals by proclaiming himself an emperor. Yuan’s short-lived reign ended shortly after his death, leaving behind a country in disarray. Constitutionalism and state building had hitherto all but halted; moreover, with divergence amongst different political forces deepened, war erupted, plunging the country back into chaos.

Keywords

State Building Party Rule Provisional Constitution Chinese Revolution Revolutionary Party 
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© Social Sciences Academic Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Quanxi Gao
    • 1
  • Wei Zhang
    • 2
  • Feilong Tian
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Advance Studies in Humanities and Social SciencesBeiHang UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.People’s Prosecutors Office Beijing Chaoyang DistrictBeijingChina

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