Sung Chiao-jenSung Chiao-jen
: Song4 Jiao4-ren2) (1882
–March 22 1913
) was a Chinese
revolutionary and political leader.
- Birth given name: Lian (鍊 Lian4)
- Courtesy name: Dunchu (鈍初 Dun4-chu1)
, together with Sun Yat-sen
, Sung helped found and was a leading activist in the Tongmenghui
, which was an organization dedicated to the overthrow of the Manchu Qing Dynasty
and the formation of a republic. After the declaration of the Republic of China
, Sung helped transform the Tongmenghui into the Kuomintang
(or Nationalist Party).
He died of wounds from an assassination in Shanghai on March 20, 1913 at a Shanghai rail station when he was planning to deliver speeches for supporting a cabinet system. Yuan Shikai was speculated to be the instigator of this plot.
See also: History of the Republic of China