Enemy, Friend, Martyr: Commemorating Liangbi (1877–1912), Contesting History

  title={Enemy, Friend, Martyr: Commemorating Liangbi (1877–1912), Contesting History},
  author={Hu Ying},
  journal={Late Imperial China},
  pages={1 - 45}
  • H. Ying
  • Published 27 June 2017
  • History
  • Late Imperial China
In the early days of the 1911 revolution, even as one southern province after another seceded from the empire, the Qing was not yet vanquished. It was buttressed by the fierce loyalty of the Imperial Guards and the substantial military might of Yuan Shikai (1859–1916), recently called back from retirement by the court. To many at the time, a protracted stalemate between the north and the south seemed likely. But then, on January 26, 1912, a bomb-thrower assaulted Liangbi, head of the Imperial… 
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