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Int'l academic seminar on Sun Yat-sen held in Guangdong

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by November 14, 2016 General

GUANGZHOU, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) — A three-day international academic seminar on Sun Yat-sen began on Monday in south China’s Guangdong Province to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his birth.

The conference held in Zhongshan City, Sun’s birthplace, was attended by more than 130 scholars from nearly 70 research institutions in countries such as China, France, Japan, Russia, Singapore and the United States.

Born in 1866, Sun was the founder of the Kuomintang Party, and is a revered revolutionary leader who played a pivotal role in overthrowing imperial rule in China.

Attendees will discuss Sun’s political, military, economic ideas. Some 90 theses were selected from several hundred papers for the seminar.

Sun is important in China’s modern historical research and there have been new findings and contributions in study of him in recent years, said Xiong Yuezhi, a Chinese scholar.

Academics should conduct more detailed research on Sun, said Wang Weiguang, president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

A series of events have been held recently across China to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Sun’s birth.

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