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Sun Yat-sen - His Hawaii Roots

Rethinking the Chinese Revolution: 1911 in Global Perspective

A Conference in Commemoration of the 1911 Revolution
(An AAS-endorsed pre-conference of the 2011 AAS-IACS annual convention)

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu
March 28–30, 2011

Organized by the Center for Chinese Studies, with major support from the Confucius Institute at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

In recognition of the significance of the revolution to China and the world,the UHM Center for Chinese Studies is hosting a commemorative conference,preceding the 2011 national meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, thatwill bring together a diverse group of experts on Chinese history, politics, literature,anthropology, and law, among other fields from the People’s Republic,Hong Kong, and Taiwan, the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia.

More more details on the event, please click here.

Or click here to download a conference summary in PDF format.

 

Announcement of free film screening

In conjunction with “Rethinking the Chinese Revolution: 1911 in Global Perspective: A Conference in Commemoration of the 1911 Revolution", a public conference being sponsored by Center for Chinese Studies, with major support from the Confucius Institute at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, March 28–30, 2011. (about which more later), CCS/CI-UHM is pleased to sponsor the screening of the film “Autumn Gem (秋瑾): A Documentary on China’s First Feminist.” The film is about "China's first female martyr for China's 1911 revolution."

Date: March 29
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Art Auditorium (Art Building Room 132), UH Mānoa
Free admission.

Additional screenings will take place on March 30 and April 1 at Hawaii Pacific University. California filmmakers Rae Chang and Adam Tow will be present at each of the screenings.

Please click here to download the press release from UH Mānoa.

 

Dr. Sun Yat sen Hawaii Foundation hosts Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation

On August 25th the Dr. Sun Yat sen Hawaii Foundation hosted a breakfast at the Pacific Club in Honolulu for the visiting delegation accompanying the Shanghai Children's Art Troupe including Chairman Lu Ping and Vice Chairman Ai Baiying, Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation (SCLF), and Liaison Liu Guangwen.The two Foundations expressed strong interest to work with each other closely and on joint projects in the future.


 The SCLF is a non-governmental institution, which was established on May 29, 1982, honoring Soong Ching Ling (Madame Sun Yat-sen, 1893-1981) late Honorary President of the People's Republic of China. The aim of the SCLF is to continue the work of Madame Sun Yat-sen who during her life-time contributed to the cause of children's culture, education, scientific knowledge and welfare while helping to promote world peace and friendship among nations.
 
Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe included 45 multi-talented youngsters, ages 10 to 17, who performed a dazzling array of Chinese choral works, dances (folk, modern and ballet), Chinese instruments and Beijing Opera. The Shanghai Children’s Palace provides a place for China’s most gifted youngsters to pursue their interests and further develop their skills in the arts, science, literature, dance and gymnastics. The performance was presented by Hawaii National Bank and U.S. China People’s Friendship Association, supported by the Hawaii Heritage Center, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Center for Chinese Studies, Confucius Institute UH, Hawaii Foundation of Chinese Cultural and Art, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawaii Foundation. A portion of net proceeds were donated to Child and Family Service to support their child abuse prevention and domestic violence programs. The Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe last performed in Hawaii nearly 10 years ago, and this year’s August 28th performance at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu was a multi-cultural event that  included Olana Ai Hula Halau, a Hawaiian children's hula group.
 
At the Governor's Reception held on August 24, 2010, Chairman Lu Ping of SCLF presented a gift to Warren Luke, Chairman of the Board of the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawaii Foundation to thank him and the Foundation's support for project (see photo)
 
News coverage of the event (click links to see full news story):
Star Advertiser Feature 8/21/2010
Star Advertiser TGIF 8/26/2010
 
Mid Week 8/18/2010
 
Sing Tao Daily
8/24/2010
8/29/2010
 
Sunrise KGMB news 8/27/210
 
Xinhua news interview of Chairman Lu Ping 8/30/2010
 
World Journal coverage on Washington Place reception 8/30/2010
 
Hawaii Chinese News
 

World Renowned Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe to Perform in Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii – Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe, an internationally recognized youth performing arts group that has performed at the White House as well as opening ceremonies for the 2010 Shanghai Expo, will be in Hawaii for a one-time only performance on Friday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.



Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe includes 45 multi-talented youngsters, ages 10 to 17, who perform a dazzling array of Chinese choral works, dances (folk, modern and ballet), Chinese instruments and Beijing Opera. The Shanghai Children’s Palace provides a place for China’s most gifted youngsters to pursue their interests and further develop their skills in the arts, science, literature, dance and gymnastics.

The performance is being presented by Hawaii National Bank and U.S. China People’s Friendship Association, supported by the Hawaii Heritage Center, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Center for Chinese Studies, Confucius Institute UHm, Hawaii Foundation of Chinese Cultural and Art, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawaii Foundation.

A portion of net proceeds will be donated to Child and Family Service to support their child abuse prevention and domestic violence programs.

According to Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe General Chairman Walter T.C. Chang, Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe last performed in Hawaii nearly 10 years ago, and this year’s performance will be a multi-cultural event that will also include Olana Ai Hula Halau.

“The troupe’s visit is part of a cultural exchange program headed by Honorary Chairs Governor Linda Lingle and Walter Chee Kwon Chun,” Chang said. “In addition to the performance, the troupe will visit Hawaii’s visitor attractions such as Pearl Harbor and the Polynesian Cultural Center, and entertain at the Children’s Discovery Center as well.”

The troupe’s 65-member delegation is led by the Honorable Mr. Lu Ping, Chairman of the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation. Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe was formed in 1955 by the China Welfare Institute under the direction of Madame Soong Ching Ling, wife of Dr. Sun Yat-sen.


The troupe has performed throughout the world, establishing cultural exchanges with children of other countries and furthering international goodwill, friendship and understanding.

Tickets are $35, $25 and $20 plus service charge. $5 discount for Senior 65+, active military, and children under 12. Tickets are available at the Blaisdell Box Office, or charge-by-phone through

Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or via the Internet at www.ticketmaster.com.

For more information, contact the Blaisdell Box Office at 591-2211, or call the Shanghai Children’s Palace Art Troupe Committee at 597-8135 or 286-0506.

 

Sun Yat-sen Hawaii Foundation presents Lifetime Achievement Award

December 14th, 2009

Sun Yat-sen Chairman Warren Luke, along with President Steven Ai presented the Foundation's first Lifetime Achievement Award to Walter Chee Kwon Chun and his wife Sau Chun Wong Chun for their efforts to improve the quality of life, and the understanding of people from both China and the United States of America. 

Both were born in Hawaii, but spent the majority of their adult lives helping the people of China improve their lives and to guide the country into the modern era. Their work also helped open the door to the West, and paved the way for improving trade and relations between the two countries.

 

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