Source 1: Founding of the Beiyang Government Le Petit Journal. (1912) Yuan Shikai cuts his braid

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Title

Source 1: Founding of the Beiyang Government Le Petit Journal. (1912) Yuan Shikai cuts his braid

Subject

Founding of the Beiyang Government

Description

This French newspaper depicts the president of the Republic of China cutting his braid. Under the Qing Dynasty led by the minority Manchu tribe, all men had to wear this particular hairstyle in order to demonstrate allegiance to their Manchu rulers. The same day as the child emperor Puyi abdicated, Yuan immediately cut his braid to symbolise the inauguration of China as a republic. The republic would quickly receive international recognition as this French newspaper spread demonstrates, with foreign powers hoping for a stable regime to protect their economic interests.

Creator

Le Petit Journal

Source

Bibliothèque nationale de France: Gallica

Publisher

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k7169987/f1.item

Date

3.3.1912

Citation

Le Petit Journal, “Source 1: Founding of the Beiyang Government Le Petit Journal. (1912) Yuan Shikai cuts his braid,” Chinese History for Teachers, accessed January 28, 2022, https://chinesehistoryforteachers.omeka.net/items/show/92.

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