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Yüan Shih-kai

or Yuan Shigai; (Pinyin) Yuan Shikai

[yyahn shee-kahy] /ˈyüɑn ˈʃiˈkaɪ/
noun
1.
1859–1916, president of China 1912–16.
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  • It was evident from the beginning that pride prevented yuan shih-kai from retreating from the false position he had taken up.

    The Fight For The Republic in China Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • Devoting himself to his task yuan shih-kai gave promise of being able to handle much bigger problems.

    The Fight For The Republic in China Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • yuan shih-kai's reward for his share in this counter-revolution 23was his appointment to the governorship of Shantung province.

    The Fight For The Republic in China Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • Another Edict was therefore prepared simply dismissing yuan shih-kai from office and ordering him to return to his native place.

    The Fight For The Republic in China Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • yuan shih-kai was neither a Boxer, nor yet a believer in idealistic foolishness.

    The Fight For The Republic in China Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • As it was it served to focus attention on the general mal-administration over which yuan shih-kai ruled as provisional President.

    The Fight For The Republic in China Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • yuan shih-kai had the priceless opportunity of studying them at close range and soon made up his mind about certain things.

    The Fight For The Republic in China Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • At once yuan shih-kai realized that the Nemesis which had dogged his footsteps all his life was again close behind him.

    The Fight For The Republic in China Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • yuan shih-kai was determined to assert his mastery by any and every means; and as this man had flouted him he must die.

    The Fight For The Republic in China Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • No more damning indictment of yuan shih-kai's régime could possibly have been penned.

    The Fight For The Republic in China Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale

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