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Homer LeaAmerican Soldier of Fortune$
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Lawrence M. Kaplan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813126166

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813126166.001.0001

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The Red Dragon Plan

The Red Dragon Plan

(p.144) (p.145) Chapter 9 The Red Dragon Plan
Homer Lea

Jeff Mielke

University Press of Kentucky

As part of his impudent military ventures, Lea sought to become a U.S. trade representative to China in 1908, but unfortunately he did not succeed. So he created the Red Dragon plan which fired his extraordinary imagination and ambition. His military strategy intended to adopt the proposed revolution and revitalize the plan for the 1900 Huang Hui uprising. According to Lea's Red Dragon plan, Lea's forces, launching their attack from Macao, would seize first Canton and then the Kwang provinces before the imperial Ch'ing army could be mobilized to stop them. However, this goal remained unsuccessful. For Lea, there was a bright side to offset the frustrations of the Red Dragon conspiracy and these were his two unsuccessful bids at securing a government appointment. Moreover, the success and notoriety Lea gained from The Valor of Ignorance could not have come at a more opportune time to offset the troubles caused by the Red Dragon conspiracy.

Keywords:   U.S, Red Dragon Plan, Macao, Canton, Kwang, The Valor of Ignorance

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