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  1. Lanfang Republic (蘭芳共和國), a state founded in 1777 by Hakka Chinese immigrants on the Indonesian island of Borneo and the first republic in Asia. The Dutch ended the republic in 1884 during their conquest of Indonesia, though they did not formally declare possession of the region until the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1911.

  2. Sep 13, 2011 · These documents depict a weak and powerless China under the Qing Dynasty, and describe the country's long journey to establish the first democratic Republic of China. Dr. Mi Chu's book Chu Cheng and XinHai Revolution is based on the rich manuscript collection of her Grandfather Ju Zheng -- the revolutionary who was responsible for the "Wuchang ...

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  4. [10] [11] [12] Both "Beiyang government" (from 1912 to 1928), and "Nationalist government" (from 1928 to 1949) used the name "Republic of China" as their official name. [13] Significance of the name [ edit]

  5. The Qing dynasty in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was challenged by civil unrest and foreign invasions ever since they lost the Sino-Japanese War in 1895. Internal rebellions and their repression brought millions of deaths, conflicts with foreign Western European powers brought humiliating unequal treaties, exacted reparations that burdened the fiscal system, and compromised the ...

  6. TIL the first republic in Asia was in Kalimantan and lasted for more than 100 years. Close. 17. Posted by. you can edit this flair. 9 years ago. Archived.

  7. About 1.3 billion people (one-fifth of the world) speak some form of Chinese, making it the language with the most native speakers. The Chinese language, spoken in the form of Standard Mandarin, is the official language in the largest part of mainland China and Taiwan, one of the four in Singapore, and an official idiom of the United Nations.