Dr Sun Yat-sen in Paper-cut Silhouette
18 October 2006 – 15 January 2007
Jointly organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Chinese Arts Papercutting Association
Organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the China 21 Bureau
As a great revolutionary in modern China, Dr Sun Yat-sen was renowned for transforming China from a monarchy to a republic. To achieve his ideal, he travelled extensively around the world. The memorials in Dr Sun's commemoration remained as life testimonies to his epoch-making achievements and the overwhelming changes to China after the 1911 Revolution. As 12 November 2006 marked the 140th anniversary of Dr Sun's birth, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Chinese Arts Papercutting Association were proud to greet the late Dr Sun Yat-sen with this special exhibition. Jointly organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the China 21 Bureau, about 30 symbolic photos of Dr Sun were selected as the basis for paper-cutting. These paper-cuts by Ms Lu Xue, a famous Chinese paper-cut artist, not only revealed the superb handiwork of a traditional craft, but also provided a glimpse into the legendary life of the most renowned revolutionary in Chinese history.