Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WAng Guowei (December 2, 1877 June 2, 1927), courtesy name Jingan or Baiyu , was a Chinese scholar, writer and poet. A Versatile and original scholar, he made important contributions to the studies of ancient history, epigraphy, philology, vernacular literature and literary theory. A Native of Haining, Zhejiang, he went to Shanghai to work as a proofreader for a newspaper, after failing to pass the Imperial Examination in his hometown, at the age of 22. THere he studied in the Dongwen Xueshe , a Japanese language teaching school, and became a protégé of Luo Zhenyu. SPonsored by Luo, he left for Japan in 1901, studying natural sciences in Tokyo. BAck in China one year later, he began to teach in different colleges, and devoted himself to the study of German idealism. HE fled to Japan with Luo when the Xinhai Revolution took place in 1911. HE returned to China in 1916, but remained loyal to the overthrown Manchu emperor.