Lin Juemin

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before 1911

Lin Juemin (traditional Chinese: 林覺民; simplified Chinese: 林觉民; pinyin: Lín Juémín; Wade–Giles: Lin Chüeh-min; 1887–1911) was an early Qing dynasty revolutionary.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] In 1907, Lin travelled to Japan to study, where he joined Dr. Sun Yat-sen's revolutionary group, the Tongmenghui. Lin attempted to begin a popular revolution in 1911 after returning to his native Fujian, but he was arrested and his revolution failed. He was remembered as a revolutionary martyr after his death.[11]

American artist Maya Lin is related to him.

On the eve of battle, he wrote the legendary "A Letter to My Wife" (與妻訣別書), later to be considered as a masterpiece in Chinese literature.[12]

In popular culture[edit]

Tu Kuang-chi starred as Lin Juemin in the 1954 film The 72 Martyrs of Canton. Chou Shao-tung starred as Lin Juemin in the 1980 film Magnificent 72. Lin Juemin was also portrayed by Hu Ge in the 2011 film 1911.

See also[edit]

Second Guangzhou Uprising


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