A Sketch of Soong Ching Ling and Her Artefacts
From 20 March to 15 July 2009
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department
The China Soong Ching Ling Foundation
The Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum
The Residence of Soong Ching Ling, Honorary President of the People's Republic of China
Soong Ching Ling (1893-1981) was Dr Sun Yat-sen's wife and the Honorary President of the People's Republic of China. Her legendary life was inextricably intertwined with China's history in the past one hundred years. To enhance the public understanding of this remarkable lady of the 20th century, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation jointly present this exhibition, which features over 70 pieces of artefacts and photographs. These valuable exhibits, including a wedding gift from Soong Ching Ling's mother, the pen Dr Sun used to sign his will, a qipao Soong often wore during the Sino-Japanese War and the last pyjamas she ever wore, demonstrate the celebrated love between Soong Ching Ling and Dr Sun as well as Soong's love for China. They also tell heart-warming stories about her life. Many of the items on display come from Soong Ching Ling's personal collection, and are on loan to outside institute for the first time. This exhibition is thus a rare opportunity for us to look into the intimate details of Soong's life.