On October 10, 1911, the Wuchang Uprising broke out. With one province after another declaring independence from the Qing Dynasty government. As a result, the rule of the Qing Dynasty collapsed, marking an end to the feudal autocratic monarchy of more than 2,000 years and founding the first republic in Chinese history.
To pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution of 1911, with the guidance of Chinese Ministry of Culture, our team designed the photo album which is named "A Century of Change". Through the feature, we will share our insight from our hard work with the readers too.

Collective Wedding

Apart from pushing economic construction, the Nationalist government tried to transform culture by launching a new life movement. Collective wedding was part of that movement. In the photo taken in 1936 is a collective wedding organized by Nanjing municipal government.

Photo: Provided by the Qin Feng Old Photographs Museum

Editor: Shi Liwei

1、The Preparation of the Revolution

In November 1894, Sun Yat-sen setted up the Xingzhonghui in Honolulu. The next year in February, Sun built the headquarters of Xingzhonghui in Hongkong, and put forward the first guiding principle of the China democratic revolution.

2、The Uprising of the Revolution

The incompetent and corrupt rule of the Qing Dynasty caused extreme anger in Chinese people, finally, In June 1911, the Railway Protection Movement in Sichuan became the trigger of the Chinese Revolution of 1911.

3、The Success and Failure

December 1st, the Qing government signed the armistice with the revolutionary army, and the battle was stopped for three days. This truce is a key turning point that marks the revolution army changed the view from armed struggle to the politics of compromise.


The Chinese Revolution of 1911 is a great bourgeois-democratic revolution, which has far-reaching historic in modern Chinese history.