Chang Tai-Yen

Chang T’ai-Yen


Born 1868 in Hangchou; died 1936 in Suchou. Chinese political figure.

Chang was a leader of the Kuang Fu Hui, a revolutionary organization founded in 1904. In 1906 he joined the T’ung-meng Hui and became editor of its journal, Min pao (The People). His journalism, which called for the overthrow of the Manchu Ch’ing dynasty, reflected the influence of Great Han and Pan-Asian the ories. During the Hsinhai Revolution of 1911–13, Chang supported Yüan Shih-k’ai. During the Revolution of 1925–27 he opposed the Communist Party of China and friendship with the USSR. In later life Chang withdrew from politics.