Who is Homer Lea?
The purpose for this website
       Homer Lea was the lone white man who stood in the front row, watching as Dr. Sun, Yat-Sen took the oath as the first Provisional President of the new Republic of China. The last emperor of the monarchy vanished forever from this big old country.
        From two of Lea’s books, The Valor of Ignorance and The Day of The Saxon, we know that Lea was a world geopolitical thinker and a military genius. He predicted the Japanese Pacific invasion, the Pearl Harbor attack, and the rise of the Nazi party that led to World War II. If you want to know more about Homer Lea, the information you receive may be confusing, incomplete, and contradictory, perhaps even fraudulent and controversial.
        Many historians will not touch the subject. If we keep an open mind and are willing to explore through open discussion, we will be able to piece together a more complete picture of this rather enigmatical man. Politicians sometimes have to lie to conceal certain information in order to protect lives, to achieve their goals under pressure and within a limited time frame. During the Chinese revolution, there was top secrecy. In China and in the United States, you would not have known who was your friend or enemy, life a balance while walking on a thin wire.
         As you walk through each web page, one attempts to answer the same puzzling question - Who is Homer Lea? If you can look at the whole picture, the people, the time, the milieu surrounding him, one may be at a loss for words attempting to describe the entire man and what he stood for. For the Chinese, they should always remember that there was an American hero within the Chinese revolution. Now is the time to recognize him, to honor him, and to celebrate his devotion and passion to the Chinese people. For the American people, Lea was a great American Patriot. His books continually warned the United States of their enemies. He helped China to balance the powers in the Pacific region in order to protect his country. Yet, despite his political expertise and martial maneuvering, Homer Lea was never pro-war. He would have done anything to avoid it. In fact, he was fundamentally a peace- lover, unselfish and devoted in his life, his work aimed toward the happiness of mankind.
                                                     “ I have lost a great and true friend! He had devoted his    
                                                       entire energy to the Chinese revolution! ”
                                                                              Dr. Sun, Yat-Sen, November, 1912.
The contents of each web page
Welcome: The purpose of this website. The contents of each web page.
Story: A brief introduction to Lea’s life and his accomplishments.
Books: Lea’s fictional novel and his two political and military books. His last book.
             Books and articles you can read about him.
Photos: A photo gallery of historical photographs. Old photographs you can donate to    
              this website.
Media: A proposal for a movie and a nonfiction novel. A united U.S. Chinatown
            organization to follow Lea’s vision.
Current: Discoveries and discussion. What did Homer Lea do for the Chinese people?
Blog: Reports of any new findings and developments. Your comments and proposals.
Contacts: Lea’s companion. Email and regular mail address. Acknowledgments. Links.
        A note about Chinese names - Westerners put their family name, their surname, behind their first and middle names. The opposite occurs with Chinese names: family names are placed before the one or two characters of the given name. Like Sun Yat Sen, Sun is the surname or last name. Some older Chinese figures may have more than one name. Sun Zhong Shan is Sun’s popular name in China; Sun Wen was his scholar name. Today, many Chinese prefer to have a western name easier to pronounce and remember in western culture, as demonstrated by figure skater Michelle Kwan, also known as Michelle Ying Shan Kwan. Many put their family name last and their given name in the middle. Her formal Chinese name would be Kwan Ying Shan.
       Los Angeles, Broadway and Temple Street 1897. Los Angeles High School is top right.