Third Visit: October 1894 – January 1895

#13 on List from Register of Permits for Chinese Merchants and Travelers, 13 Oct 1894   (Courtesy of Hawaii State Archives) “Register of Permits for Chinese Merchants and Travelers list for October 13, 1894, showing Sun Yat-sen as thirteenth on the list. His brother “S. Ahmi” was guarantor.”     Register of Special Bonds Executed by Sureties, 13 Oct 1894   (Courtesy of Hawaii State Archives) “Register of Special Bonds Executed by Sureties only, dated October 13, 1894, listing #1037 Principal party as “Sun Yat Sing,” Surety as S. Ahmi, and Attorney as H. Seng Fook.”

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Second Visit: November 1884 – April 1885

  After Sun Mei found out Sun was baptized in Hong Kong he asked Sun Yat-sen to return to Hawaii.  Sun Mei had given Sun Yat-sen half of is wealth and registered properties under Sun Yat-sen name, hoping his brother would do business with him.  During this trip in 1884, Sun Mei asked Sun Yat-sen to transfer the properties back to Sun Mei name and said he would have nothing to do with him and that Sun Yat-sen would have to support himself from then on. Sun Yat-sen good friend Rev. Francis Damon raised $300 for Sun Yat-sen journey back…

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His Friends and Supporters

Francis W. Damon   Damon, Francis Williams and Mrs. Damon were actively involved with Christian work among the Chinese. [See entry on William Kwai Fong Yap.] He helped to fund Dr. Sun’s return to China in 1885 and testified for him on April 7, 1904, before the immigration inspector. [See entry in Fifth Visit] Hsing Chung Hui (Xingzhonghui) members practiced military drill in the Damons’ yard.   Letter of Thanks from Dr. Sun    (Courtesy of C.F. Damon, Jr.) “Copy of letter of thanks and appreciation from Dr. Sun to Francis W. Damon, dated February 8, 1912.”   Monsarrat, Julian…

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Events in Hawaii in Dr. Sun’s Era

Events in Hawaii in Dr. Sun’s Era: 1863-91   King Kamehameha V r. 1863-72 1867 St. Andrew’s Cathedral Founded 1867 Punahou School Admits First Chinese Student 1868 Frist Japanese Laborers Arive King William Lunalilo r. 1873-74 King David Kalakaua r. 1874-91   Kalakaua in Japan   (Courtesy of the Hawai`i State Archives) Group Photo of Kalakaua in Japan “Kalakaua met with Japanese officials during his 1881 world tour. From left to right, back: C.N. Judd, chamberlain; Tokuno Riyosuki, first secretary of the Finance Department; William Armstrong, Hawaii Commissioner of Immigration; front: Prince Yoshiaki; Kalakaua; Sano (?) Tsunetami, Minister of the…

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Historical sites of Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s activities in Hawaii

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Trail in Honolulu:    HISTORICAL SITES OF DR. SUN YAT-SEN’S ACTIVITIES IN HAWAII Historical sites of Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s activities in Hawaii. Compiled by Yen Chun 陈燕and Yansheng Ma Lum 马兖 生 for Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawaii Foundation. Updated on 7/20/2011 SUN YAT-SEN STATUE AT AGE 13  (Location: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Park, corner of Hotel and Bethel, downtown Honolulu, next to Hawaii Theatre)\ Statue donated by Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawaii Foundation to the City of Honolulu on November 12, 2007, showing Dr. Sun as a school age boy when he came to Hawaii for his education. Sculptor…

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How his Education Affected the Revolution

Hawaii Chinese News   How The Education Dr. Sun Yet-sen Received in Hawaii Greatly Affected the Outcome of China’s Revolution Hawaii Chinese News, July 15, 2005, Page 11 Translated by Dr. Tian Chenshan and edited by Yen Chun [ Click Here for Scan of Original Article ] The Ninth East-West Philosophers Conference was held on May 29 to June 10, 2005 at the Imin International Conference Center, East-West Center, Hawaii. The theme was “Education and its Purposes: Philosophical Dialogues Between Cultures”. Some 200 philosophy experts and scholars from all over the world gathered and delivered to the audience about a hundred academic…

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First Visit: June 1878 – July 1883

Iolani School Life (1879-82) Dr. Sun attended Iolani College, an Anglican school for boys, and earned distinction for his studies.   (Courtesy of University of Hawai`i, Hamilton Library) Section of 1897 Map, Nuuanu District The site of Iolani College is identified on the upper side of Bates Street (not labeled), between Judd and Kuakini Streets on the left of Nuuanu Avenue.   O`ahu College (Spring 1883)   (Courtesy of Punahou School Archives) “Punahou School ledger showing account of Sun Tai Chu (Yat-sen) on June 19, 1883. The bill “To Sundries” $55, was paid in cash on June 30. Punahou School Ledger, 1883

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Family in Hawaii

Sun Mei, Dr. Sun’s older brother, arrived in Hawai’i in 1871. He became a farmer, merchant, and rancher on Oahu and Maui islands and raised his family in Hawai’i. He arranged for Dr. Sun to join him.   Sun Family Photo (Courtesy of Iolani School archives) Group photo of the Sun Family on Maui that came to include Sun Mei’s and Dr. Sun’s mother and their families.    Kula Ranchhouse (Courtesy of Iolani School archives) The large, rambling house built by Sun Mei at his prosperous ranch in Kula, Maui. From Jinian Sun Zhongshan xiansheng.   Triplicate Certificates of Identity…

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