Project

Narrating Sun Yat-sen: Explaining The People’s Republic of China and Republic of China’s (Taiwan) Developments Concerning Leninism, Christianity, and Democracy

Duration
01 November 2020 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Comparative politics
    • Democratisation
    • Institutions and regimes
Keywords
Narrative history contemporary Chinese history Asian Politics National Consciousness Democratization Transition
 
Project description

This dissertation strives to overcome scientific knowledge gaps related to Sun Yat-sen’s life, as well as the gaps surrounding the concepts that are crucial in understanding his persona: Leninism, Christianity, and democracy. Through comparing interpretations of Sun’s political philosophy in the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China, this thesis will attempt to elucidate how he was crucial in shaping their respective governmental systems.