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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 365,543 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Kang Youwei is the 725th most popular writer (up from 805th in 2019), the 195th most popular biography from China (up from 210th in 2019) and the 13th 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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  • 5.42

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  • 3.28

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Among writers, Kang Youwei ranks 725 out of 5,755Before him are Aratus, L. Ron Hubbard, Sarojini Naidu, Klaus Mann, Phillis Wheatley, and Mahmoud Darwish. After him are Tatian, Antonio Machado, Raymond Carver, Julius Fučík, Alexander Griboyedov, and Epicharmus of Kos.

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Among people born in 1858, Kang Youwei ranks 19Before him are Christiaan Eijkman, Charles de Foucauld, Franz Boas, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, and Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont. After him are Maria Christina of Austria, Eugène Ysaÿe, Marie Bashkirtseff, Mihajlo Pupin, Alessandro Moreschi, and Eugène Dubois. Among people deceased in 1927, Kang Youwei ranks 13Before him are Carlota of Mexico, Albrecht Kossel, Gaston Leroux, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Andranik, and Hugo Ball. After him are Edward B. Titchener, Georg Brandes, Giuseppe Moscati, Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Jerome K. Jerome, and Paul Sérusier.

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In China

Among people born in China, Kang Youwei ranks 195 out of 1,392Before him are Ma Chao (176), Meng Tian (-250), Yuan Shu (155), Jin Yong (1924), Donnie Yen (1963), and Wang Zhaojun (-50). After him are Li Hongzhang (1823), Yang Chen-Ning (1922), Xiahou Dun (155), Su Shi (1037), John Woo (1946), and Emperor Ling of Han (156).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Kang Youwei ranks 13Before him are Wang Wei (699), Faxian (340), Mo Yan (1955), Bai Juyi (772), Kumārajīva (343), and Jin Yong (1924). After him are Su Shi (1037), Zhang Sanfeng (1200), Ban Gu (32), Cao Xueqin (1724), Tao Yuanming (365), and Cai Yan (177).