Exhibition of Rare Photographs of Dr. Sun Yat-sen

together with a Public Forum

“Sun Yat-sen, Sun Mei and Hawai‘i

Photo Exhibit: June 4–14, 2013 State Capitol Building (basement)

Forum: June 5, 2013, 3:30–5:30 pm, State Capitol Auditorium

Free admission and open to the public.

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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

Public Forum, June 5, 2013

“Sun Yat-sen, Sun Mei and Hawai‘i


Emcee: Yen Chun, Vice President of The Dr. Sun Yat-senHawai‘i Foundation, and Chairperson, Photo Exhibit andForum Committee

3:30 pm Introduction of guests: Yen Chun

3:40 Welcome remarks: Warren Luke, Chairman of the Board,The Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawai‘i Foundation

3:45 Proclamation: The Honorable Neil Abercrombie, Governor,State of Hawai‘i

3:50 Photo Exhibit ribbon cutting ceremony

4:15 Presentations

Prof. Qiu Jie, Dean of the History Department, Zhongshan University, “The Revolution Led by Sun Yat-sen and His Role in Chinese History”

Prof. Huang Xiangnong, Vice Chancellor, Private Hualian University of Guangzhou, “The Ideology of Sun Yat-sen: Blendingof the East and West”

Dr. Sharat G. Lin, President, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, “Sun Yat-sen and Sun Mei in the Historical Context of Revolutionary Mass Action”

Madam Chen Diqiu, Executive Director, Sun Yat-sen Research Society, Zhongshan City, “The Influence of Overseas Chinese inHawai‘i on the Revolution Led by Sun Yat-sen”

Moderator: Victor Sun, Great-grandson of Sun Mei

Interpreters: Prof. Qikeng Li , Director, and Yunyun Zha, Confucius Institute of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

5:30 VIPs and audience are invited to view the photo exhibits

June 4–14, 2013

Exhibition of Rare Photographs of Dr. Sun Yat-sen

An exhibit of more than a hundred 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, “This 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: June 4–14, 2013

Photo exhibits:

1. “Sun Yat-sen and the United States (孙中山与美国)”—a gift from the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou and Guangzhou Memorial Museum of Generalissmo Sun Yat-sen’s Mansion

2. “Sun Yat-sen’s Relatives and Descendants (孙中山的亲属与后裔)”—a gift from Sun Yat-sen Museum in Cuiheng, Guangdong Province,Dr. Sun’s birth place