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Photograph of Kang Youwei, circa 1905.

Kang Youwei 康有为, as one of the engineers of the Hundred-Day Reform of 1898, championed for a strong constitutional monarchy in place of Qing imperial rule to facilitate the modernization of China. A coup by conservative elements toppled him from power. Kang fled to Japan and continued to promote constitutional monarchism for China.

Born in Foshan, Guangdong Province, to a scholar-official family, Kang Youwei was raised to be a devoted Confucian

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:06-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Governance|Comments Off on KANG Youwei (Kāng Yǒuwéi 康有为)|KANG Youwei (Kāng Yǒuwéi 康有为)

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