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A Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Dr Sun Yat-sen's Birth

The year 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Dr Sun Yat-sen, and to commemorate this important date, the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Organising Committee of the Exhibition Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Dr Sun Yat-sen are jointly organising the city's largest ever exhibition of artefacts and photos based on the life of this important historical figure. Staged at the Exhibition Gallery of Hong Kong Central Library, the exhibition aims to introduce the key role that Dr Sun played in the 1911 Revolution and the spiritual legacy he bequeathed to the Chinese people.

The exhibition showcases around 150 sets of artefacts from the US, the UK, Taiwan and Hong Kong, many of which are displayed in public for the first time. Among the exhibits, the artefacts from Chee Kung Tong in the US are of exceptional significance, including a plaque and a pair of wooden couplets from its chapter in Hanford. Also of great significance are a leaflet and donation record of the Chinese Revolutionary Army Fund-raising Bureau, providing details of how Dr Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing dynasty in the 1911 Revolution with the support and contributions of overseas Chinese communities in the early 20th century.

Other highlight exhibits include the silver cup presented by Sun Yat-sen among the others to the Dean of the College of Medicine for Chinese, Hong Kong; an original photograph of Sun Yat-sen and his family taken in Hawaii; a grave registration document and permit for Dr Sun Yat-sen's mother issued by the Hong Kong government; the appointment certificate of Wong Chong-wai as the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Nanjing Provisional Government. These exhibits will put the members of the public in a global perspective to learn about the life career of Dr Sun Yat-sen, as well as to the way he pioneers China's road to revival.

 

A silver cup presented to the Dean of the College of Medicine for Chinese, Hong Kong, Dr Patrick Manson by Sun Yat-sen and his classmates in 1889
 
Collection of Dr Gordon Manson-Bahr
Original photograph of Dr Sun Yat-sen and his family in Hawaii in 1901
 
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of History
The grave registration document and permit of Madam Yeung, mother of Dr Sun Yat-sen, in 1910
 
Collection of Mr Victor Sun
The receipt to Sue Chung Kee from the Chinese Revolutionary Army Fund-raising Bureau, 1911
 
Collection of the Taoist Temple Preservation Society of Hanford
A plaque of the Hanford branch of the Chee Kung Tong
 
Collection of the Taoist Temple Preservation Society of Hanford
A pair of wooden couplets from the Hanford branch of the Chee Kung Tong
 
Collection of Taoist Temple Preservation Society of Hanford
Pamphlet of the Chinese Revolutionary Fund-raising Bureau in 1911
 
Collection of San Francisco Chee Kung Tong
Donation record of the Chinese Revolutionary Army Fund-raising Bureau in 1912
 
Collection of San Francisco Chee Kung Tong
Certificate issued by Dr Sun Yat-sen appointing Wong Chong-wai as the first Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Nanjing Provisional Government in 1912
 
Collection of Mr Wong Shou-cheng
Portrait of Dr Sun Yat-sen in the 1930s
 
Collection of Mr Wong Shou-cheng

11 – 22/11/2016

Free Admission

Venue
Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library,
66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Presented by
The Organising Committee of the Exhibition Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Dr Sun Yat-sen

Jointly organised by
Hong Kong Museum of History
The Organising Committee of the Exhibition Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Dr Sun Yat-sen

Opening Hours
11 November 2016
11:30am – 7:30pm

12 – 21 November 2016
10am – 7:30pm

22 November 2016
10am – 2pm