Chen Tien-Hua

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Ch’en T’ien-Hua


Born 1875 in Hsinhua District, Hunan Province; died Dec. 8,1905, in Tokyo. Chinese bourgeois revolutionary.

In early 1904, Ch’en T’ien-hua helped Huang Hsing form the organization Huahsing Hui for the purpose of overthrowing the Manchu Ch’ing Dynasty. After attempts to raise an armed rebellion in Ch’angsha in October 1904 failed, Ch’en fled to Japan. A founder of the T’ung-meng Hui, he wrote patriotic revolutionary pamphlets that played an important role in the ideological preparation for the Hsinhai Revolution.

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