Qiu Fengjia

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Qiu Fengjia

Qiu Fengjia (Traditional Chinese: 丘逢甲; Pinyin: Qiū Féngjiǎ; Wade-Giles: Chiu Feng-Chia) (1864–1912) was a Chinese patriot, educator and poet. He was born in Miaoli County, Taiwan Province, Qing Dynasty. He was given the command of militia forces in Taiwan during Japanese invasion of Taiwan in 1895, but soon fled to mainland China after President Tang Ching-sung of the Republic of Formosa fled the island. He was later involved in Xinhai revolution in 1912, becoming a member of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's government.

Feng Chia University in Taichung, Taiwan is named in honor of him.

References[edit]

  • ChinaTaiwan.org [1]
  • China History Forum [2]