Sign in

The Parthenon in Athens(left) and the building of the Nationalist Government of the Republic of China in Nanjing (right)

The connexion between Plato and Sun Yat-sen is certainly one that would not be obvious at first. Plato lived many millennia before Sun and was one of the most influential philosophers of Ancient Greece. Sun, on the other hand, was a revolutionary and the man that would forever change China at the beginning of the twentieth century. Plato lived in a democracy and sought to point out its flaws, whereas Sun was adamant to establish a democracy that would replace the dying Manchu Qing Empire. What the two men have in common, however, is that both have been accused of…

Mark Lin

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store