But the death of Sun Yat-sen had been followed after a time by tension within the party between its right and left wings.
This is the most critical of the biographies of Sun Yat-sen.
Even upon this occasion, Sun Yat-sen held his hand, ready to let the new regime prove its character.
In the south Sun Yat-sen had been elected generalissimo in 1921.
Even Sun Yat-sen's brilliant young second wife remained outside the Party—a permanent and indefatigable opposition.
It was the invention of Sun Yat-sen—his reinterpretation of Confucianism to suit the modern world.
Sun Yat-sen, delighted with the new instrument for promoting the ideological revolution, allowed government problems to recede.
Marxists had come to help the cause of Sun Yat-sen; Marxism was spread to fight and undo it.
Sun Yat-sen had his experiences in the years of revolt before 1911 to hearten him.
Sun Yat-sen was a Southerner; militarism reached its sharpest effectiveness in the North.