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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Dr. Sun’s birthday, Nov 12, 2009

Members of the Sun Yat-sen Foundation and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce met on November 12th to honor Dr. Sun Yat-sen on his birthday at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Park in Chnatown, Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Sun spent his formative years studying first at Iolani School and then Oahu College, now known as Punahou School, which is the same high school that U.S. President B. Obama attended.

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