Sun Yat-sen and Soong Ching Ling Research Room at the University of Hawai‘i

November 12, 2019 was the 153rd anniversary of the birth of Sun Yat-sen. In the afternoon on this day, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library and the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawai‘i Foundation jointly organized a soft opening of the “Sun Yat-sen and Soong Ching Ling Research Room” on the fourth floor of Hamilton Library on the Mānoa campus. UH president David Lassner, interim University Librarian Monica Ghosh, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawai‘i Foundation Chairman of the Board Warren Luke, and associate director of the UH Center for Chinese Studies Cynthia Ning made congratulatory speeches. The Research Room is located in…

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Sun Yat-Sen and Soong Ching Ling Research Room

Coming Soon…… Sun Yat-Sen and Soong Ching Ling Research Room at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Hamilton Library   Hamilton Library holds a research collection of ~500 titles relating to the life and work of revolutionary Chinese leader Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and his wife the philanthropist Soong Ching Ling. Descendants of the Sun family as well as organizations dedicated to carrying on the legacy of Sun and Soong have donated books, materials, artifacts for the Research Room. The Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawaii Foundation and supporters of Sun and Soong are currently raising funds to name the Research Room in…

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How many Dr. Sun Yat-sen statues are there in Hawai‘i?

People in Hawai‘i say that the islands have birthed two presidents—Sun Yat-sen of China and Barack Obama of the U.S.—so that Hawai‘i can be said to have influenced not only the West but also the East.  This observation reflects on the inclusiveness of Hawai‘i’s multicultural society, which is like that of the Pacific Ocean surrounding it, encompassing as it does an infinite number of living creatures and their activities. Hawai‘i has a special significance for Sun Yat-sen. In June, 1879, the 13-year old Sun first arrived in Hawai‘i, relying on support from his older brother Sun Mei who was making…

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Sun Yat-sen Chinese Heritage Festival In Lahaina

November 10, 2017 Lahaina honors the life and achievements of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, known as The Father of Modern China, and the town’s Chinese heritage during this annual festival at Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse on Front Street. Enjoy a film tribute and historical displays depicting the Sun family connection from Maui to China (available all day). Try Chinese martial arts on the lawn, or cultural art activities like calligraphy, knot tying and paper cutting. Attend a presentation in the old Cookhouse on the significance of Dr. Sun’s work and Lahaina’s Chinese roots. Listen to traditional music performed on the…

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An Afternoon with Sun Yat-sen and Overseas Chinese

(click here to download as PDF)   An Afternoon with Sun Yat-sen and Overseas Chinese 相約“孫中山與華僑華人”—文化沙龍與專題放映 Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016 Time: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm  Venue: Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Ballroom I  2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815  週六,11月12日 下午3時半-5時半 夏威夷檀香山希爾頓酒店 Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of birth of the founding father of modern China and son of Hawaii Sun Yat-sen, and pay tribute to the overseas Chinese for their indelible contributions to the Chinese revolution. 敬邀您共同慶祝偉大的中國革命先行者孫中山先生誕辰150週年,並致敬為中國革命和現代化事業做出傑出貢獻的海外華僑華人。 This event showcases rare historic photos highlighting Sun Yat-sen’s legendary life, the indispensable roles played by overseas Chinese and the legacies…

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Lectures on Sun Yat-sen with Musical Performance

(click here to download as PDF)   Date: Friday, November 11, 2016      Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Venue: See Dai Doo Society   1300 Pali Highway, Suite 300 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 週五,11月11日 下午3時–5時  檀香山四大都會館  Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of birth of the founding father of modern China and son of Hawaii Sun Yat-sen, and pay tribute to the overseas Chinese for their indelible contributions to the Chinese revolution. 敬邀您共同慶祝偉大的中國革命先行者孫中山先生誕辰150週年,並致敬為中國革命和現代化事業做出傑出貢獻的海外華僑華人。 This event revisits Sun Yat-sen and the Provisional Government in 1912 and Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in two talks hosted by scholars and historians from Nanjing, followed…

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Hawaii marks Sun Yat-sen’s 150th anniversary

As appeared in China Daily US Edition July 15, 2016 Click here to read the original article in China Daily Chinese across the world will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Dr Sun Yat-sen on Nov 12. In Hawaii, where Sun received his teenage education and huge support for his revolution, it is even a more sentimental occasion. Sun first came to Hawaii in 1878 as a 13-year-old boy. He went to Hawaii six times for long and short stays and later became the first president of China’s first republic by overthrowing the decadent Qing Dynasty in 1911….

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Sun Yat-sen 150th Anniversary Forum

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 8:30 – 15:00 Imin Conference Center, Keoni Auditorium University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus Theme of the Forum:Sun Yat-sen’s revolution and his supporters in Hawaii and California Agenda (click to download)  (Click buton to register) 8:30-9:00 Registration 9:00-9:45 Welcome & opening session (MC:WU Qing, PRC director of the Confucius Institute at UH Manoa) Leland Sun, great grand-son of Sun Yat-sen Pearl Sun Lin, grand-daughter of Sun Yat-sen Rose Sun Tchang, grand-daughter of Sun Yat-sen Warren Luke, Chairman, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawaii Foundation Eddie Flores, Past President, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Ai Duo, Director, Former…

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The Places of Sun Yat-sen

Thursday May 26, 7:00-9:00pmKeoni Auditorium, East-West CenterUniversity of Hawai’i at Manoa “Singapore’s Sun Yat-sen in Perspective” According to the conceptual framing by the organizers of this Eleventh East-West Philosophers’ Conference, humanity takes up space and has the unique disposition and power to purposefully and qualitatively transform spaces into places with distinctive significance. Sun Yat-sen, being one of the “great men” in the history of humanity who had played a key role in the Republican Revolution of China during the second decade of the twentieth century, had certainly also left his indelible mark on the Chinese continental space inhabited by a…

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Exhibition of Photographs of Dr. Sun Yat-sen

The Museum of Dr Sun Yat-sen China, Presents “Exhibition of Photographs of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and the Hawaii Chinese”September 1-11, 2015 Opening Ceremony on September 1, 2015, 3:30pmUniversity of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College (KCC) Lama LibraryOpen to the Public For press coverage in Chinese please click here Click here to download PDF flyer 

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