Hi everybody, I’m currently reading a book by Henry Kissinger called “On China”, which just came out, and in this book it said that the Qing dynasty fell in 1912. This I can understand, since according to other sources says that the emperor abdicated in 1912. But the book continues to say that Sun Yat-sen was sworn in as president in January 1912, now this is where my head stopped functioning. In my understanding Republic of China was founded in 1911, October 10. So why did the president not get sworn in until 1912? Wouldn’t that make it the official founding date of R.O.C?
If that is the official date then why do we celebrate 100 years this year?
Thanks for helping this make sense for me.