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Books highlight 1911 revolution

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 21 July, 2011, 12:00am

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The 22nd Hong Kong Book Fair opened at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai yesterday.

Local publishers Chung Hwa Book Co, China Publishing House and Orient Press rolled out new titles to mark this year's 100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution.

A History of the Republic of China, published by Chung Hwa Book Co, provides an in-depth record of the country's history from 1912-1949.

China Publishing House has put out several books on Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen. 'We have published a book that records conversations between the media and Sun,' said Ma Rujun, China Publishing House's deputy editor-in-chief.

'It contains 128 essays that reflect Sun's political stand in different stages of the revolution. There is also another book that records 35 speeches given by Sun on revolution, party policies and five other topics.'