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Yüan Shih-kai

[yyahn shee-kahy] /ˈyüɑn ˈʃiˈkaɪ/
noun
1.
1859–1916, president of China 1912–16.
Also, Yuan Shigai; Pinyin, Yuan Shikai.
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  • yuan shih-kai's origin, without being precisely obscure, is unimportant.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

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  • In those military days of twenty years ago yuan shih-kai and his henchmen were, however, concerned with simpler problems.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

    Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • Devoting himself to his task yuan shih-kai gave promise of being able to handle much bigger problems.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

    Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • yuan shih-kai was neither a Boxer, nor yet a believer in idealistic foolishness.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

    Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • yuan shih-kai's reward for his share in this counter-revolution 23was his appointment to the governorship of Shantung province.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

    Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • As it was it served to focus attention on the general mal-administration over which yuan shih-kai ruled as provisional President.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

    Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • yuan shih-kai had the priceless opportunity of studying them at close range and soon made up his mind about certain things.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

    Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • The year 1914 dawned with so many obstacles removed that yuan shih-kai became more and more peremptory in his methods.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

    Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • At once yuan shih-kai realized that the Nemesis which had dogged his footsteps all his life was again close behind him.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

    Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • Another Edict was therefore prepared simply dismissing yuan shih-kai from office and ordering him to return to his native place.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

    Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale

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