Chen Duxiu was born in the town of Anqing in Anhui province in 1879. His father, a scholar-official and member of the local gentry, died when Chen was an infant leaving Chen in the care of his strict, traditional grandfather. Chen followed the normal course of Confucian Studies for you and passed the local level… Read more »
Wei Yuan was born in Shaoyang Prefecture of Hunan Province in 1794, to a family of mid-ranking scholar-officials. An in-depth Chinese biography of Wei is available here. Map by Croquant (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.
Sun Yat-sen was born in 1866 in Cuiheng, a village in the very southern tip of Guangdong province, near the present day city of Zhuhai. Sun’s family was too poor to put their children through traditional Confucian education. Instead, Sun went to live with his older brother, Sun Mei, in Honolulu in 1882. There he… Read more »