Chinese Navy in the 1911 Revolution?

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Chinese Navy in the 1911 Revolution?

Post by Hama » 23 Mar 2017 13:41

I'm just curious what was the position of the different fleets in the Chinese navy during the 1911 revolution? I know in the army a lot of officers from the more modernised army units had republican sympathies, how was it with the naval commanders? Were they mostly pro-revolution, or were there any naval versions of Zhang Xun out there?

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Re: Chinese Navy in the 1911 Revolution?

Post by YC Chen » 25 Aug 2017 10:31

The Navy was, in fact, mostly pro-revolution. I recommend the book "辛亥·海军" by Chinese naval historian Che Yue, published in 2011. It is not a very systematic study, but it collects almost all avliable materials on Chinese Navy actions during the 1911 revolution and makes a very good starting point for further research.

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Re: Chinese Navy in the 1911 Revolution?

Post by Hama » 25 Aug 2017 12:33

Thanks Chen I'll look in to that.

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