China (1921-1928)


In 1921, the National Anthem Research Committee set up by Tuan Chi-jui revealed a new anthem. The lyrics, from the classical Chinese work dating from the 23rd or 22nd century BC, “The Song to the Auspicious Cloud” from Shang Shu, were written by Zhang Taiyan, and the music was by a Beijing professor Xizo Youmei. The Japanese puppet government of 1935-1941 also used this anthem.

Special thanks to: Ben Cahoon for some of this information, Jo Hyo-roe for the sheet music, and to Shu Zhang Sun for additional information and the music file.