Oral history interview with Lei Yin, 1964
Lei Yin was born in Guangxi. He joined the Tongmenhui under the influence of Huang Xing in 1907. He was elected to the provincial assembly after 1911 but was forced to flee to Japan after the failure of revolt against Yuan Shikai in 1913. He served as a county magistrate for two years after returning to Guangxi in 1916. He served in the parliament from 1922 to 1926, and was the Chancellor of Min-kuo University and the Dean of Chinese Studies at Harbin University of Law and Politics. Lei was also the Director of Civil Administration in Guangxi, Vice Minister of Interior, and a member of the Legislative Yuan.
Scope and Contents
In this interview, Lei discusses his political life in Beijing and Guangxi during the Republican period.