The Honolulu City Council and the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawaii Foundation celebrates 2011 as the Year of Dr. Sun Yat-sen in Hawaii

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Honolulu, Hawaii — 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s revolution leading to the birth of modern China. In recognition of the influence that Hawaii and its people had on Dr. Sun and his contributions to Hawaii, the Honolulu City Council recently adopted a resolution declaring 2011 the Year of Dr. Sun Yat-sen in Hawaii. A celebration ceremony will be held at Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Park this Friday, March 25, 2011 at 2 p.m. to commemorate the anniversary. Music performed by members of the Royal Hawaiian Band will prelude the ceremony. Highlights of the…

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Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hawaii Foundation donated Sun Yat-sen statue at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Park

“This is my Hawaii… 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 Yat-sen In 1879, at the age of thirteen, Sun Yat-sen came to Hawaii from Zhongshan, China.  It was here in Honolulu, that he spent many of his teenage years growing up and being educated.  China’s first revolutionary society the Xing Zhong Hui (Revive China Society) was organized in Hawaii in 1894.  Sun Yat-sen went on to overthrow the Qing Dynasty and establish a democratic China in 1911. …

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Modern China was born here (Honolulu Advertiser)

Hawai’i tourism is due to benefit from the appeal of a new wrinkle in “Washington Slept Here.” However, it’s not the father of our country who slept in Hawai’i but the father of modern China, Sun Yat-Sen. The first Chinese visitor to see where Sun Yat-Sen hung his hat will be Huang Hua-Hua, governor of Guangdong province. This week, Huang will go to where Sun went to school, Iolani and Punahou. He will meet descendants of people who gathered with him in a house on Queen Emma Lane to form his first revolutionary organization. “Most people in China know that…

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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, HonoluluMarch 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…

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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…

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