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Liang Qichao | Treasure Hunt 2: Exploring Lingnan modern cultural celebrities

Liang Qichao (1873-1929), a renowned intellectual, political activist, historian, and educator, is widely seen as one of China's flag-bearers for modernization.

Born on February 23, 1873, in present-day Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, Liang was first recognized nationwide during the failed political movement of 1898, which called for a constitutional monarchy and a series of political reforms in the latter years of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

After the dynasty fell, he became a leading advocate for enlightenment and modernization in social and cultural circles through his prolific and inspirational works. He also served as a director of several key libraries, including the predecessor of today's national library.

Come and explore more stories of Liang Qichao with Zhu Lifang, explorer of Lingnan culture, Chen Pingyuan, First Class Professor of Philosophy and Social Sciences, and Peking University Boya Chair Professor, as well as Xia Xiaohong, Professor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Peking University. 

Source | Southern Metropolis Daily & N Video

English text | Monica

English editors | Steven, Monica, James

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