Wang Jingwei was known to be one of modern China’s great orators. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Wang’s public speeches could be truly spell-binding and persuasive. Yet recordings of his speeches are few in number and exceedingly rare today. These nine recordings, some in Cantonese, others in Southwestern Mandarin, provide a sample for researchers to experience the tone and cadence of Wang’s speechmaking. The texts of Wang’s many other speeches not included here can be found on this page.
“Clarifying Two Types of Doubts,” 22 July 1939. Read text here.
(廣東話) (in Cantonese)
(西南官話) (in Southwestern Mandarin)
“How to Achieve Peace?” 9 August 1939 (in Cantonese) Introduction likely by Lin Bosheng. Read text here.
Broadcast to the Japanese on the Nationalist Government’s Return to the Capital, 30 March 1940 (in Southwestern Mandarin). Read text here.
The Relations between Party Rule and Democracy. Date unknown (in Southwestern Mandarin) Read text here.