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Sun Yat-sen - His Hawaii Roots

Sources in English on Dr. Sun & Hawaii

Selected English Language Resources on Sun Yat-sen

 

1. Biographies of Sun Yat-sen

Bergère, Marie-Claire. Sun Yat-sen. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998.

Linebarger, Paul. Sun Yat-sen and the Chinese Republic. New York, 1925; reprint, New York, AMS Press, 1969.

Sharman, Lyon. Sun Yat-sen, His Life and Its Meaning: A Critical Biography. Stanford, Ca.: Stanford University Press, 1968.

Schiffrin, Harold Z. Sun Yat-sen and the Origins of the Chinese Revolution. Berkeley, Ca.: University of California Press, 1968.

Schiffrin, Harold Z. Sun Yat-sen, His Life and Its Meaning: A Critical Biography. Stanford, Ca.: Stanford University Press, 1968.

Soong, Irma Tam and Wei-tung Lin. Five Hsing Chung Hui Men of Valor. Taipei: ch'ao-lien ch'u-pan-she, 1989, published for the Hawaii Chinese History Center and the Federation of Overseas Chinese Association.

"Sun Yat-sen," in Boorman, Howard (ed.), Biographical Dictionary of Republican China, vol. III, pp. 170-189, New York: Columbia University Press, 1970.

Wilbur, Clarence Martin. Sun Yat-sen, Frustrated Patriot. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976.

 

2. Bibliographies

Chang, Hsu-hsin, with assistance of Sidney H. Chang and Leonard H. D. Gordon. Bibliography of Sun Yat-sen in China's Republican Revolution, 1885-1923. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1991.

"Chinese in Hawaii: A Bibliography [1986 revision]," free 15-page pamphlet prepared for and distributed by the Hawaii State Public Library System; available at the Hawaii and Pacific Section, Hawaii State Library, 478 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96813.

 

3. Articles, academic

Castle, Alfred L. "Sun Yat-sen's Schooling in Hawaii," in Sun Yat-sen, the Man and the Myth: A Humanities Guide, pp. 9-10, Honolulu: Hawaii Committee for the Humanities, 1991.

Damon, Allen F. "Financing Revolution: Sun Yat-sen and the Overthrow of the Ch'ing Dynasty," The Hawaiian Journal of History, vol. 5 (1991), 161-186.

Kwok, D.W.Y. "The 'South' in Chinese History," in Sun Yat-sen, the Man and the Myth: A Humanities Guide, pp. 4-6, Honolulu: Hawaii Committee for the Humanities, 1991.

Pang, Loretta. "Sun Yat-sen in China's Heroic Tradition," in Sun Yat-sen, the Man and the Myth: A Humanities Guide, pp. 6-8, Honolulu: Hawaii Committee for the Humanities, 1991.

Soong, Irma Tam. "Sun Yat-sen's Christian Schooling in Hawai'i," The Hawaiian Journal of History, vol. 13 (1997), 151-178.

Tsui, Francis. "Hong Kong: Where a Future Revolutionary Leader was Nurtured," in Sun Yat-sen, the Man and the Myth: A Humanities Guide, p. 11, Honolulu: Hawaii Committee for the Humanities, 1991.

Zanella, William M. "Sun Yat-sen and Hawaii," in Sun Yat-sen, the Man and the Myth: A Humanities Guide, pp. 1-4, Honolulu: Hawaii Committee for the Humanities, 1991.

 

4. Articles, newspapers and magazines

Creamer, Beverly. "Memories of Sun Yat-sen," Sunday Star-Bulletin and Advertiser (Sept. 28, 1975), C-4.

Halloran, Richard. "Island hui gave life to revolution," Star Bulletin (Oct. 5, 1996), B-4.

Hartwell, Jay. "Famous husband's ties to isles kept alive," Honolulu Advertiser (May 30, 1981), A-3.

Krauss, Bob. "Exploring mystery of Sun Yat-sen's birth," Honolulu Advertiser (Jan. 9, 1995), B-5

Lee, Shao Chang. "The Chinese 'Suns' in Hawaii," Paradise of the Pacific, vol. 49 (November, 1937), pp. 19-20.

Lowe, C. H. "Sun Yat-sen's great dream for China was born in Hawaii," Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Oct. 9, 1972), C-7.

Taylor, Albert Pierce. "Sun Yat Sen in Honolulu," Paradise of the Pacific, vol. 40 (August, 1928).

 

5. Background Readings for Sun Yat-sen and the 1911 Revolution

Fairbank, John K. and Kwang-ching Liu (eds.) The Cambridge History of China, vol. 11, "Late Ch'ing 1800-1911, part 2," London and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

Fairbank, John K. (ed.). The Cambridge History of China, vol. 12, "Republican China 1912-1949, Part 1," London and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Friedman, Edward. Backward toward Revolution; The Chinese Revolutionary Party. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974.

Gasster, Michael. Chinese Intellectuals and the Revolution of 1911; the Birth of Modern Chinese Radicalism. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1969.

Yen, Ching-hwang. The Overseas Chinese and the 1911 Revolution. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1976.

Jansen, Marius B. The Japanese and Sun Yat-sen. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1954, reprinted in 1970.

Liew, Kit Siong. Struggle for Democracy: Sung Chiao-jen and the 1911 Chinese Revolution. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971.

Ma, L. Eve Armentrout. Revolutionaries, Monarchists, and Chinatowns: Chinese Politics in the Americas and the 1911 Revolution. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1990.

Rankin, Mary Backus. Early Revolutionaries: Radical Intellectuals in Shanghai and Chekiang, 1902-1911. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971.

Sheridan, James E. China in Disintegration: The Republican Era in Chinese History, 1912-1949. New York: Free Press, 1977.

Sih, Paul K. T. (ed.). Sun Yat-sen and China. Jamaica, New York: St. John's University, 1974.

Spence, Jonathan D. The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and their Revolution, 1895-1980. New York: Viking, 1981.

Spence, Jonathan D. The Search for Modern China. New York: W.W. Norton, 1990.

Wakeman, Frederick. The Fall of Imperial China. New York: Free Press, 1975.

Wong, J.Y. The Origins of a Heroic Image: Sun Yat-sen in London, 1896-1897. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Wright, Mary C. (ed.). China in Revolution: The First Phase, 1900-1913. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1968.

 

6. Unpublished Academic Works

        Ganschom, Thomas. W. "A Study of Sun Yat-sen's Contact with the U.S. Prior to 1922," dissertation, Indiana University, 1971.

        Pang, Loretta. "The Chinese Revolution: Its Activities and Meaning in Hawaii," B.A. honors thesis, University of Hawaii, 1963.

        Wong, Bonnie J. "Sun Yat-sen: Early Childhood Years in China and 1879-1883 Years in the Hawaiian Islands," undergraduate paper, 1975.