The Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawai‘i Foundation
proudly presents the U.S. Premiere of an
Exhibition of Rare Photographs of Dr. Sun Yat-sen
together with a Public Forum
“Sun Yat-sen, Sun Mei and Hawai‘i (孙中山、孙眉与夏威夷)”
An exhibit of more than 100 rare photographs of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, known as the Father of Modern China, will make its first ever appearance in the United States at an exhibit to be held in Honolulu during the month of June.
During his lifetime, Dr. Sun spent more than seven years in Hawai‘i; he has been quoted as having said,“ is is my Hawai‘i . . . here I was brought up and educated, and it was here that I came to know what modern, civilized governments are like and what they mean.”
Dr. Sun formed his first revolutionary society, Xin Zhong Hui, in Hawai‘i, and people in Hawai‘i gave major financial and moral support for the cause of a modern and democratic China. Dr. Sun’s older brother, Sun Mei, paid for Sun Yat-sen’s education at Iolani School and Oahu College (now Punahou School). He was a member of Dr. Sun’s revolutionary society and gave all of his wealth to the point of bankruptcy to support his brother for the cause.
Location: State Capitol Building (basement)
Dates: Photo Exhibit: June 4–14
Forum: 3:30–5:30pm, June 5, State Capitol Auditorium
1. “Sun Yat-sen and the United States (孙中山与美国)” —a gi from the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou.
2. “Sun Yat-sen’s Relatives and Descendants (孙中山的亲属与后裔)” —a gi from Sun Yat-sen Museum in Cuiheng, Guangdong Province, Dr. Sun’s birth place.
The photo exhibit and forum are free admission and open to the public.
Supporting sponsors are:
• Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i
• East-West Center
• Center for Chinese Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
• Confucius Institute at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa