To pay tribute to the great historical figure Dr Sun Yat-sen on the 130th anniversary of his first visit to Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Museum of History has published a new edition of "Dr Sun Yat-sen & Hong Kong: Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum Exhibition Catalogue". Supplemented with feature articles and more historical images, this catalogue sheds light on the strong links that connect Dr Sun with the territory.
Featuring insightful articles and about 500 invaluable historical images and maps, the new publication covers three main sections which offer readers an insight into the connection between Dr Sun Yat-sen and Hong Kong. The three sections are "Dr Sun Yat-sen and Modern China", which explores Dr Sun's life and his path from school to revolution; "Hong Kong in the Time of Dr Sun Yat-sen", which tells of the activities of Dr Sun and his family members in Hong Kong before the 1911 Revolution, and explains why Hong Kong proved to be such an effective staging post for Dr Sun's revolutionary cause in terms of timing, geographical convenience and human talent; and "The Development of the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum", which looks at the history of the 100-year-old Kom Tong Hall, the home of the museum today, as well as the life of its original owner, Ho Kom-tong.
With 316 pages and priced at $155, the catalogue is now available at the Gift Shops of the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, as well as bookstores of Chung Hwa Book Company, the Commercial Press and Joint Publishing Company. For more details of the publication, please visit the Hong Kong Museum of History's website at www.hk.history.museum/en_US/web/mh/publications/list-of-publications-detail.html .
In addition, the latest exhibition entitled "Dr Sun Yat-sen and His Family" is being held at the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, featuring valuable artefacts from the museum collection concerning Dr Sun and his family members, allowing visitors to learn more about Dr Sun's family and how they supported Dr Sun's revolutionary career. The exhibits include photographs of Dr Sun and his family members and letters sent to each other, as well as artefacts used by his family members. The exhibition runs until October 30.
The Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum is located at 7 Castle Road, Mid-Levels, Central, Hong Kong. It opens from 10am to 6pm from Monday to Friday and from 10am to 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. It is closed on Thursdays (except public holidays). The standard admission fee is $10 and $7 for group visitors. Full-time students, people with disabilities and senior citizens aged 60 or above can enjoy a half-price concession. Free admission is available every Wednesday.
For exhibition details, please call 2367 6373 or visit the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum's website at www.hk.drsunyatsen.museum/en/permanent_exh_family.php .
Ends/Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The new edition of "Dr Sun Yat-sen & Hong Kong: Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum Exhibition Catalogue" gives a comprehensive introduction to the strong links that connect Dr Sun Yat-sen with Hong Kong.
Picture shows the handbag used by Dr Sun's younger daughter, Sun Wan. This exhibit is now on display at the "Dr Sun Yat-sen and His Family" exhibition.
The wedding ceremony of Sun Wan and Tai Ensai took place at the Sun Mansion on March 19, 1921, in Macau. Picture shows their wedding portrait taken at the entrance of the Sun Mansion. This exhibit is now on display at the "Dr Sun Yat-sen and His Family" exhibition.