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"Hong Kong in Dr Sun Yat-sen's Time" Permanent Exhibition

As an important commemorative facility of Dr Sun Yat-sen in Hong Kong, the theme of this permanent exhibition is inseparable from the intimate connections between this great Chinese statesman and Hong Kong. Apart from going through Dr Sun's activities in Hong Kong, visitors will be motivated to probe into an intriguing question, that is, why and how did Hong Kong in the late nineteenth century nurture someone like Dr Sun Yat-sen who possessed such progressive revolutionary ideas?

As a British colony in the late 19th century, Hong Kong distinguished herself from the Chinese Mainland in its political system, urban infrastructure and public health. Above all, it served as the crossroads for oriental and western cultures where people enjoyed more freedom of speech and publication. With the display of invaluable artefacts, this exhibition will illustrate explicitly the role of Hong Kong as a revolutionary pivot in the late Qing era.

 

Annual pass issued by the Hong Kong government, 1881.
Annual pass issued by the Hong Kong government, 1881.
 
Model of Sado Maru (Scale 1:80)
Model of Sado Maru (Scale 1:80)
 
Baptism record of Dr Sun Yat-sen, 1910s.
Baptism record of Dr Sun Yat-sen, 1910s.
 
Guan Jingliang's graduation diploma from the College of Medicine for Chinese, 1893.
Guan Jingliang's graduation diploma from the College of Medicine for Chinese, 1893.