Meaning of Sun Yat-senism in English:

Sun Yat-senism

Pronunciation /ˌsʊn jatˈsɛnɪz(ə)m/


(also Sun Yat-sen-ism)
  • The political philosophy of Sun Yat-sen, characterized by the doctrine of the ‘three principles of the people’.

    Sun's ‘three principles of the people’ are usually translated as nationalism, democracy, and the ‘people's livelihood’, or the provision of social welfare.


1920s; earliest use found in North-China Herald. From the name of Sun Yat-sen + -ism.