CHINA: The Passing of Tzu-ch'ao

Tired, old and most beloved Lin Sen, President of the Republic of China, died this week ripe with 81 eventful years. His death came as no surprise. On May 12, while on his way to receive the credentials of Canada's first Minister to China, venerable Lin Sen suffered a stroke. Since then, while Buddhists, Mohammedans and Christians alike prayed for his recovery, the gentle greybeard had lain half-paralyzed.

A standing committee of the Kuomintang was ready. Four and a half hours after Lin Sen's death, while a midsummer cloudburst spent its strength...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!