Dr Sun Yat-sen and Nanyang
9/3/2005 – 20/6/2005
1/F Lobby, Hong Kong Museum of History
During the course of his overthrowing the Qing regime and establishing the Chinese Republic, Dr Sun Yat-sen had left his footprints in almost every corner of the world, among which the areas south beyond the South China Sea, namely Nanyang, were his frequent sojourns. The overseas Chinese from the Nanyang region were most active in staging uprisings, soliciting funds and arranging propaganda. After the founding of the Tong Meng Hui (United League) in 1905, they contributed more than half of the funding for the revolutionary campaign. The two revolutionary organs in Singapore took the lead in propaganda and motivated numerous numbers of young people into joining the revolutionary cause. These people were all set for making sacrifices in the armed uprisings.
Jointly organized with the Sun Yat-sen Nanyang Memorial Hall from Singapore, this exhibition aims at introducing Dr Sun's episodes in Nanyang, especially Singapore and Malay, and the lifestyle of the region at the turn of the 20th century. Some 80 historical photographs and exhibits will be displayed.