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 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 245,002 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Kang Youwei is the 805th most popular writer (up from 838th in 2019), the 210th most popular biography from China (up from 227th in 2019) and the 15th 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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Among writers, Kang Youwei ranks 805 out of 5,794Before him are Corinna, Hans Sachs, Wilkie Collins, Stefan George, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, and Publilius Syrus. After him are David Irving, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Heinrich Kramer, Tao Yuanming, Frank Wedekind, and John Fowles.

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Among people born in 1858, Kang Youwei ranks 21Before him are Christiaan Eijkman, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Charles de Foucauld, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Marie Bashkirtseff, and Maria Christina of Austria. After him are Eugène Ysaÿe, Mihajlo Pupin, Prince Valdemar of Denmark, André Antoine, Eleonora Duse, and Eugène Dubois. Among people deceased in 1927, Kang Youwei ranks 15Before him are Albrecht Kossel, Jerome K. Jerome, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Hugo Ball, Andranik, and Georg Brandes. After him are Edward B. Titchener, Adolph Joffe, Paul Sérusier, Wilhelm Johannsen, Giuseppe Moscati, and Enrique Simonet.

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In China

Among people born in China, Kang Youwei ranks 210 out of 1,186Before him are Donnie Yen (1963), Emperor Taizong of Song (939), Zhang Yimou (1950), Jack Ma (1964), Emperor Cheng of Han (-51), and Lin Zexu (1785). After him are Tao Yuanming (365), 3rd Dalai Lama (1543), Gan Ning (175), Zhang Zuolin (1875), Zhang Jue (200), and Liu Xiaobo (1955).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Kang Youwei ranks 15Before him are Bai Juyi (772), Kumārajīva (343), Jin Yong (1924), Zhang Sanfeng (1200), Su Shi (1037), and Faxian (340). After him are Tao Yuanming (365), Cao Xueqin (1724), Ban Gu (32), Pu Songling (1640), Cai Yan (177), and Lao She (1899).