Principle Of Nationalism Analysis

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The importance of The Principle of Nationalism to shape Nationalism in China and Asia The Three People’s Principles were conceived, drafted and written by Sun Yat-sen. As the ideological essence of Sun, the development of the Three People’s Principles consisted of two stages: the first stage was old Principles of Three People; the second stage was new Principles of Three People. The main contents included the Principle of Nationalism, the Principle of Democracy and the Principle of People’s livelihood. In the context of internal changeless and external threats, Sun Yat-sen, a great patriot, nationalist combined his knowledge learned in the USA, Japan about political structure and democracy with the practices in China, further came up…show more content…
In this essay, the importance of that is analyzed from three aspects: theoretical guidance for nationalist movements; modeling the national awareness; encouraging other nations in Asia. Firstly, the Principles of Nationalism provides the theoretical framework of guidance and points out the correct orientation for Chinese nationalist movements. De Bary and Lufrno states that “it served as the basic text of the nationalist movement’’(320). Furthermore, the nationalism Sun pursued had the property of revolutionary nationalism, which meant more radical and practical than simple nationalism. James and Chang argues that “nationalism is generally understood to refer to those peculiarly modern ideological movements. Revolutionary nationalism differed from simple nationalism in its concern with the integration of conditionals into a homogeneous unit ”(23). The Principles of Nationalism led to two wages of successful nationalist movements in China. The first success was the Revolution of 1911. The initial slogan of Principles of Nationalism was “Expelling Dalu, Restoring…show more content…
“Sun’s genius of vision provided a feasible solution to the serious strife in the world and among all Asian nations”(Zhang 64). Between the 19th century and 20th century, not only China was in the control of the West, but many other nations were in the control of the West. For example, India was colonized by the Great British; Indonesia was colonized by Netherlands; Vietnam was colonized by France; the Philippines was colonized by Spain. Most nations in Asia were forced to join the global market and provided raw materials for the West. In this kind of situation, the nationalists, patriots were eager to save their motherlands and found proper ways to become independent and strong. Different nations had resistance for many times. For instance, Indian Rebellion of 1857; Rebellion in Vietnam between 1891 and 1898 led by Hoàng Hoa Thám; Philippines struggled to overthrow the Spanish rule from 1896 to 1898. All in all, the oppressed Asians never stopped to struggle for independence and freedom. In addition, Sun Yat-sen’s revolutionary theory and its great practice had an important impact on the liberation movement of the oppressed peoples of Asia. “He is good at solving the common problems of the Far East countries, as a result, he gave great encouragement to a group of young patriots from Korea, Japan, India, Siam, Chinese and Philippines”(Li 491). Sun
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