Kang Youwei

1858 - 1927

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Kang Youwei (Chinese: 康有為; Cantonese: Hōng Yáuh-wàih; 19 March 1858 – 31 March 1927) was a prominent political thinker and reformer in China of the late Qing dynasty. His increasing closeness to and influence over the young Guangxu Emperor sparked conflict between the emperor and his adoptive mother, the regent Empress Dowager Cixi. His ideas were influential in the abortive Hundred Days' Reform. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kang Youwei has received more than 375,304 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Kang Youwei is the 687th most popular writer (up from 720th in 2019), the 185th most popular biography from China (up from 194th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Chinese Writer.

Kang Youwei was a Chinese scholar who is most famous for his proposal to reform the Chinese government.

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  • 64.47

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  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.04

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  • 3.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Zhong yong zhu
Mengzi wei ; Li yun zhu ; Zhong yong zhu (Kang Youwei xue shu zhuo zuo xuan)
Kang Youwei quan ji
Kang Youwei shi wen xuan
Da tong shu
Kang Youwei shi wen xuan (Zhongguo jin dai wen xue cong shu)

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Over the past year Kang Youwei has had the most page views in the with 106,130 views, followed by English (51,386), and Japanese (21,123). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Slovenian (103.33%), German (100.88%), and Bashkir (76.87%)


Among writers, Kang Youwei ranks 687 out of 7,302Before him are Phillis Wheatley, Derek Walcott, Joseph of Anchieta, Jacinto Benavente, Claudian, and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy. After him are Jean Froissart, Truman Capote, Bettina von Arnim, Carlos Fuentes, Francesca da Rimini, and Sri Chinmoy.

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Among people born in 1858, Kang Youwei ranks 20Before him are Christiaan Eijkman, Charles de Foucauld, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Franz Boas, and Marie Bashkirtseff. After him are Maria Christina of Austria, Mihajlo Pupin, Ludwig Quidde, Eugène Ysaÿe, Eleonora Duse, and Keke Geladze. Among people deceased in 1927, Kang Youwei ranks 12Before him are Ferdinand I of Romania, Albrecht Kossel, Carlota of Mexico, Gaston Leroux, Andranik, and Houston Stewart Chamberlain. After him are Hugo Ball, Georg Brandes, Jerome K. Jerome, Giuseppe Moscati, Yusef of Morocco, and Paul Sérusier.

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In China

Among people born in China, Kang Youwei ranks 185 out of 1,610Before him are Zhang Yimou (1950), Bolo Yeung (1946), Emperor Zhenzong (968), Wang Zhaojun (-50), Emperor Shenzong of Song (1048), and 1st Dalai Lama (1391). After him are Emperor Xuan of Han (-91), Empress Wanrong (1906), Longqing Emperor (1537), Emperor Ling of Han (156), Seiji Ozawa (1935), and Gwanggaeto the Great (374).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Kang Youwei ranks 14Before him are Kumārajīva (343), Bai Juyi (772), Mo Yan (1955), Faxian (340), Su Shi (1037), and Wang Wei (699). After him are Cao Xueqin (1724), Tao Yuanming (365), Jin Yong (1924), Ban Gu (32), Zhang Sanfeng (1200), and Ouyang Xiu (1007).