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With the Passage of Time – Artefacts of Sun Wan, Dr Sun Yat-sen's Second Daughter, and her Husband, Tai Ensai

 

From 24/4/2015 to 26/8/2015
1/F, Exhibition Gallery,
Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum

Jointly presented by
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government
Shenzhen Museum
Guangdong Museum of Revolutionary History
The Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion

Jointly organised by 
Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum
Macao Museum


 

Dr Sun Yat-sen devoted his entire life to the revolution of modern China, sacrificing precious family time along the way. Not only was he not present at the birth of his second daughter, Sun Wan, but he in fact saw her for the first time five years later. Sun Wan, Dr Sun's second daughter, had lived abroad with her mother Lu Muzhen since she was young. She later pursued her studies in the United States and finally settled down in Macao with her husband, Tai Ensai. Having completed his studies in Columbia University in the United States, Tai returned to China and served in the government. The couple had a very close relationship with Dr Sun and played an important role in Dr Sun's revolutionary career. After Tai Ensai and Sun Wan passed away, their belongings went into the collections of various cultural institutions and museums in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.

This exhibition brings together collections from five museums in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, namely the Shenzhen Museum, the Hong Kong Museum of History, the Macao Museum, the Guangdong Museum of Revolutionary History and The Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion. Showcasing more than 100 precious relics and images, the exhibition introduces the everyday life of Dr Sun's family, allowing visitors to share their joy, anger, sorrow and happiness as ordinary people while simultaneously experiencing the unique Chinese-Western charm of the Republican era and their extraordinary roles in it.

Education Pamphlet


Marriage certificate of Sun Wan and Tai Ensai, 19 March 1921.
Marriage certificate of Sun Wan and Tai Ensai, 19 March 1921.
 
Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of History
 
 
 
Receipt for fees (duplicate) for registration of death of Tai Ensai, 1956.
Receipt for fees (duplicate) for the registration of death of Tai Ensai, 1956.
Collection of the Guangdong Museum of Revolutionary History
 
Family portrait of Tai Ensai, taken in Hong Kong in 1923.
Family portrait of Tai Ensai, taken in Hong Kong in 1923.

Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of History
 
 
 

"Kodak" camera of Tai Ensai

Collection of Macao Museum

 
Tai Ensai's refined smoking paraphernalia, including a tobacco can, ash tray and a cigarette rest.
Tai Ensai's refined smoking paraphernalia, including a tobacco can, ash tray and a cigarette rest.
Collection of Shenzhen Museum