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Extra History: Season 57

Sun Yat-sen 2018 - 2019

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  • 2018-12-15T16:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 10 mins
  • 50 mins (5 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Animation, Documentary, History
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The life of Sun Yat-sen, first President of China after the revolution against the Qing Monarchy, preceding the split between the Chinese Communists and Nationalists.

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5 episodes

57x01 Sun Yat-sen - A Killing in Hong Kong

  • Season Premiere

    2018-12-15T16:00:00Z — 10 mins

Growing up in Honolulu, Sun Yat-sen had an expansive, exciting education, which would inspire him when he moved to Hong Kong as a young adult ready to change the world as a doctor--and as the leader of the "Revive China Society" interested in overthrowing the Qing government.

57x02 Sun Yat-sen - A Kidnapping in London

  • 2018-12-22T16:00:00Z — 10 mins

Sun Yat-sen moves to a new city for safety, but it will not last long--a year after the Revive China society is destroyed and scattered, he is unwittingly kidnapped in London. He must rely on the ingenuity of his outside ally, Dr. James Cantlie...

57x03 Sun Yat-sen - An Army in Exile

  • 2019-01-12T16:00:00Z — 10 mins

Sun Yat-sen spends the next ten years following his London adventures trying to organize the rebellion in Tokyo--and ends up not recruiting just Chinese reformers, but radical fighters from Japan and the Philippines too.

57x04 Sun Yat-sen - A Bombing in Wuchang

  • 2019-01-19T16:00:00Z — 10 mins

Another group of revolutionaries in China, the Wuchang Uprising, accidentally kicked off their own plans earlier than expected, which lead to Sun starting an international diplomatic mission and then being appointed the head of the new republic. But Yuan Shikai, the current Prime Minister, had plans of his own...

57x05 Sun Yat-sen - A Dream of China

  • 2019-01-26T16:00:00Z — 10 mins

Sun's attempts to found democracy in China were thwarted by the chaos of the authoritarian warlords who still stayed around. But, inspired by the youth of the New Culture Movement, and (surprisingly) Soviet Russia's aid, he pressed on, and history would remember him as "the Forerunner of the Democratic Revolution."

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