Sun Yat-senism

noun
Sun Yat-sen·​ism | \ ˈsu̇nˈyätˈseˌnizəm \
plural -s

Definition of Sun Yat-senism

: the principles propounded by Sun Yat-sen in his founding of the first Chinese republic

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History and Etymology for Sun Yat-senism

Sun Yat-sen †1925 Chinese statesman and revolutionary leader + English -ism

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“Sun Yat-senism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sun%20Yat-senism. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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