Yuan Shikai

Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Yuan Shikai: Chiang Kai-shek, Sun Yatsen, Puyi

Yuan Shi·kai

also Yuan Shih-kai  (shē′kī′) 1859-1916.
Chinese politician and military leader. He replaced Sun Yat-sen as president of the first republican government but ruled as a dictator (1912-1916).
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
El reorganizado ejercito imperial era claramente superior a las fuerzas rebeldes, pero uno de sus mariscales, Yuan Shikai, decidio negociar con los dirigentes rebeldes a cambio de encabezar el gobierno republicano que el medico Sun Yat-sen no pudo sostener.
Likewise, he also attacks warlordism in general and Yuan Shikai [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1859-1916) in particular, a matter of great urgency for Lin Shu, who correctly saw how dangerous the Beiyang [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Army could become.
Taken literally that would mean planning got under way in 1915, under President Yuan Shikai, continued during Chiang Kai-shek's watch, and then on through Mao Zedong and beyond--which, bluntly put, is not history at all, but classic tinfoil-hat conspiracy theory.
However Sun had to cede presidency to powerful military general Yuan Shikai
Advance Through Retreat" took as its emblem (on the exhibition announcement, in advertising, and so on) a photograph of Yuan Shikai, the influential Qing general, at a moment when he ostentatiously stepped back from public life to play the part of the hermit in order to avoid execution after the death of the Empress Dowager, his political patron; what seems to have been forgotten is that his next brush with "advance" involved declaring himself emperor and dismantling the nascent republic.
10 In which year did the last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicate, therefore prompting the restoration of the Republic of China?
Yuan Shikai became the second provisional president of the Republic of China in Beijing after the resignation of Sun Yatsen from presidential status.
She also considers the political change implicit within this society that eventually lead to the seizure of municipal power on November 3, 1911, as well as in the acceptance of rule by Yuan Shikai in 1913.
The three main suspects include the dying Dowager Empress, her courtier, Li Lianying, and the military commander, Yuan Shikai.
Although he does not mention the 18th-century Dutch account, Barme does quote a charming description by the Italian diplomat Daniele Vare of watching Yuan Shikai, President of the Chinese Republic, being pushed across the frozen lakes in 1914, by servants wearing modern, western-style 'frockcoats and top hats'.
Whereas, in the north, the principal engines of change were the incursion of British entrepreneurs and the fluctuating fortunes of a native son, Yuan Shikai, it was rampant banditry that sparked social transformation in the southwest.
Joseph Esherick has articulately pinpointed as to how and why the revolutionary groups within that complicated period between October 10, 1911, and January 1, 1912, eventually decided to nominate Sun as the first president of the republic over other possible candidates, Li Yuanhong, Huang Xing, and Yuan Shikai.