Dr. Sun Yat-sen

I’m teaching at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. Dr. Sun Yat-sen is one of the few men honored by both the Communists and Nationalists, and became the first president of the Chinese Republic in 1912 after the fall of the Qing Dynasty. Here is a fascinating quote from his famous “Three People’s Principles” (Sanmin Zhuyi):

“If we now want to combine the best from China and the best from other countries and guard against all kinds of abuse in the future, we must take the three Western government powers—the executive, legislative, and judicial; add to them the old Chinese powers of examination and censorship and make a finished wall, a quintuple-power government. Such a government will be the most complete and the finest in the world, and a state with such a government will indeed be of the people, by the people and for the people.”

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2 Responses to Dr. Sun Yat-sen

  1. David Cobb, Jr says:

    *Andrea & Jason*

    I am in the process of fixing my computer, therefore I am unable to compile all your communications to me. Right now all I can do is simply pray for you, which is what I’ll do.

    Keep ‘keepin’ on’,

  2. David Cobb, Jr says:

    *Jason & Andrea*

    How COOL with this “Dr. Sun Yat-sen”!

    “Keep movin’ Guys”, I’m praying for ya’.

    HUGS, *David*

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